US Projectile, 3 inch APC-T, M62




The projectile consists of a heat-treated, hardened steel body which has a softer steel AP cap sweated on its forward end. The AP cap in turn is threaded to receive a cast aluminum windshield or false ogive. The body has a cavity for the high explosive filler, and the base is threaded to receive a base detonating fuze if a filler is used, or a base plug with tracer composition if no filler is used.

The complete round consists of the projectile APC with 0.17 pound of Explosive D filler, and the Base Detonating Fuze M66 or M66A1.

See Also

BD, M66, M66A1, M66A2


TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)