US Cartridge, 76mm Blank, M355A2

 

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Description

This cartridge is used for salutes and simulated fire in 76mm guns.

The cartridge contains a charge of sodium nitrate black powder, loosely assembled in a primed brass or steel cartridge case. Slightly recessed in the mouth of the cartridge case is a plastic closing cup which retains the loose charge. Earlier models of this cartridge contain a bagged charge of potassium nitrate black powder.

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Source(s)

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