US Flash Reducer, M5, XM5

 

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Description

Flash reducer XM5 is designed to reduce excessive blast and flash effects associated with certain M86A1 (M86E1) propelling charge lots. The flash reducer, which contains 16 ounces of potassium sulphate, is an apron-type cloth bag designed to be tied around the forward end of increment No. 2 with its leading edge at the junction of increments Nos. 2 and 3.

See Also

Propelling Charge, 175mm, M86, M86A1, M86A2

Source(s)

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