US Cartridge, 90mm Smoke (WP), M313




This cartridge is used in 90mm guns for spotting and screening purposes and has a limited incendiary effect.

The projectile consists of a hollow steel forging with a boat-tailed base and streamlined ogive. The projectile nose is threaded to receive an adapter for the point-detonating fuze and to provide a seat for the burster casing assembly. The burster casing assembly a thin-walled steel tube containing the burster charge and burster initiator, extends from the adapter to the rear of the projectile cavity. The burster tube provides a tight sealfor the charge of white phosphorous (WP).

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

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