US Cartridge, 81mm Illuminating, M853A1




This cartridge is an illuminating round developed for use in the M252 improved 81mm mortar system and is used for illuminating a desired point or area.

The complete round consists of a time fuze with an expulsion charge, a projectile containing an illuminant canister and parachute assembly, a propelling charge comprised of four horse-shoe type propellant increments, a fin assembly, and an ignition cartridge with integral percussion primer.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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