US Projectile, 3 inch Illumination, Mk 21 Mod 1, 2, 3




This is a spin stabilized, illumination projectile. The illuminating projectile is a thin case with a very small expelling charge just behind the fuze and an interior assembly of a star or candle with a parachute and a very lightly held base plug.

Fuzing consists of nose time fuze only.

The projectile body is light blue with two white stars.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)