US Cartridge, 60mm Illumination, M721

 

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Description

This cartridge is an illumination round for the 60mm M224 mortar and is used for laminating a desired point or area.

The cartridge has a mechanical time superquick fuze with an expulsion charge, a candle/ parachute assembly a four increment propelling charge, and an ignition cartridge. The round provides 400,000 average candlepower illumination for about 40 seconds.

See Also

MTSQ, M776

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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