US Cartridge, 81mm HE, M362, M362A1

 

1508-454

Description

This cartridge is used against personnel and materiel, providing both fragmentation and blast effect.

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a point detonating or a proximity fuze, a fin assembly that includes a cartridge housing and propellant increment charges, an ignition charge, and a percussion primer. The projectile body is of pearlitic malleable iron (PMI), and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and externally at the base to accept the fin assembly. The projectile body is filled with Composition B high explosive.

See Also

Proximity, M517

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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