US Cartridge, 76mm HE, M352

 

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Description

This fixed cartridge is intended for fragmentation, blast, or mining effect and is used in 76mm guns against light materiel and personnel.

The projectile is a thin walled, forged steel casing with an explosive charge cavity, filled with Composition B, extending almost the full length of the body. The projectile is assembled with a nose fuze. A brass or steel cartridge case, containing a single-base propellant and a percussion primer, is crimped to the projectile. A distinguishing characteristic of these rounds is the cartridge 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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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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