US Cartridge, 81mm HE, M43, M43A1, M43A1B1




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

The complete round consists of a projectile body, a point-detonating fuze, a tin assembly a propellant charge, and an ignition charge with a percussion primer. The projectile body is of forged steel, and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and at the base to accept the fin assembly. The projectile body is filled with Composition B high explosive.

See Also

PD, M45

PD, M52 Series


Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)