US Cartridge, 60mm HE, M768

 

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Description

This cartridge is fired in the 60mm M224 mortar in the Lightweight Company System. It is used against troops (either in the open or in foxholes), light vehicles, light bunkers and similar targets. In addition, it has been designed to comply with current Insensitive Munitions (IM) regulations.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a point detonating/delay fuze, a fin assembly, four increments of propellant charge, an ignition cartridge and obturating ring. The projectile body is of alloy steel and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and plastic fuze adapter, and at the base to accept the fin assembly. The body is filled with PAX-21 high explosive. The cartridge and packaging components are designed to provide improved IM characteristics.

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Source(s)

TM 43-0001-28, Artillery Ammunition (chg 11, 2003)