US Projectile, 3 inch HE, M1915




This round of ammunition is a base fuzed high explosive round used for armor piercing work.

The shell used in the M1915 HE Round is of forged steel construction. It has a rather blunt nose (radii of ogive of 2 calibers) and a square base. The filler is 1/2 pound of Explosive D. A steel base plate is assembled by means of lead calking wire. The shell has a rotating band of approximately 0.55 inch.

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TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)