US Cartridge, 81mm HE, M374, M374A2




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

The complete round consists of a projectile body a point-detonating or proximity fuze, a fin assembly that includes a cartridge housing, a propellant charge with two types of increment charges, an ignition charge, and a percussion primer. The projectile body is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and externally at the base to accept the fin assembly. The projectile is filled with Composition B high explosive. The fins are canted 5 degrees to produce spin.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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