US Cartridge, 76mm TP-T, M340, M340A1

 

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Description

This cartridge is intended for target practice.

The projectile consists of a steel body with a gilding metal rotating band and an aluminum windshield. A tracer is threaded into the base of the projectile. The brass or steel cartridge case is loaded with a triple-base propellant and fitted with a percussion primer. 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)