US Cartridge, 75mm HE, M48

 

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Description

HE cartridge M48 is used primarily for fragmentation, blast and mining.

This cartridge consists of a relatively thin-walled forged steel projectile filled with a 1.49 pound bursting charge of TNT. The projectile is stab crimped to either the M18 or M18B1 cartridge case. The propelling charge consists of 1.15 pounds of M1 propellant assembled loose in the cartridge case. The M22A3 primer is press-fitted in the base of the cartridge case.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

Iraq Ordnance Identification Guide (2004)

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

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)

TM 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition (1967)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)