US Cartridge, 60mm HE, M888




This cartridge is fired in the 60mm M224 mortar in the Light-weight Company System. It is used against personnel and light materiel, providing both fragmentation and blast effect.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a fin assembly, four increments of propellant charge, and an ignition cartridge with a percussion primer. The alloy steel projectile body is internally threaded at the nose to accept the fuze, externally threaded at the base to accept the fin assembly and grooved to hold the Delrin obturating ring. The body is loaded with Composition B high explosive.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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