US Charge, Spotting, M3

 

1411-316a

Description

The Spotting charge M3 has a 2 1/3 pound dark smoke filling and a black powder igniter. It is 5/8 inch longer than the Spotting Charge M1A1, but otherwise is like it. The M3, with its dark smoke filler, is well adapted for bombing practice over snow-covered terrain. The black powder igniter charge contains approximately 125 grains. It is used in the Practice Bomb M38A2.

See Also

Bomb, 100 lb Practice, M38A2

Charge, Spotting, M1A1

Source(s)

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)