US Cartridge, 90mm Canister, M377

 

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Description

This cartridge is fired from 90mm guns and is intended primarily for antipersonnel use at close range. The cartridge is effective in dense foliage.

The canister consists of a thin steel cylindrical body welded to a heavy steel cup-shaped base assembly with a gilding metal rotating band. The body has four equally spaced axial grooves extending from the forward end of the canister for approximately half the canister length. The canister body is filled with flechettes held in place by a crimped closing cup. A percussion primed cartridge case filled with 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)

TM 9-1385-51, Ammunition (Conventional) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (1967)