US Cartridge, 90mm Canister, M336

 

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Description

This cartridge is fired from 90mm guns and is intended primarily for antipersonnel use at close range.

The canister consists of a thin steel cylindrical body welded to a heavy steel cup-shaped base, A gilding metal rotating band is assembled to the base. The body has four equally spaced axial slits extending from the forward end of the canister for approximately half the canister length. The canister body is filled with approximately 1,281 stacked steel cylindrical pellets held in place by a soldered closing disk. A percussion primed cartridge case containing propellant is crimped to the projectile.

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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)