US Projectile, 3 inch HE, Mk 9

 

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Description

The Projectile, Mk IX is of steel construction, and is shorter and lighter in weight than the Mk I. It has a radius of ogive of 7 calibers, and it continues its cylindrical shape from the rotating band to the base. The rotating band is 1 inch wide. The filler is 0.91 pound of TNT. This shell has a steel base plate and an adapter.

See Also

Projectile, 75mm Shrapnel, Mk 1

Projectile, 3 inch HE, M42

Source(s)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)