US Cartridge, 76mm Canister, M363
This fixed cartridge is intended for use in 76mm gun cannons against personnel at close range.
The canister has a heavy steel base and a lightweight body and is loaded with steel balls. The forward end is sealed with a closing cup. The canister body is distinguished by four equally spaced longitudinal slits in the lightweight body construction. The canister body is assembled to a brass or steel cartridge case, loaded with a single-base propellant, and fitted with a percussion primer. A distinguishing physical characteristic of these rounds is the case over band construction. The specially designed rotating band has a crimping groove which permits the cartridge case to be assembled over the rotating band and rigidly crimped to it.
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