Ammunition

This appendix lists in table B-l the standard and developmental ammunition used with 40-mm grenade launchers M203/M79. The letters XM preceding a numerical designation indicates that the round is developmental (Example: XM688). Figures B-l through B-10 illustrate the more common types of ammunition used with the M20S/M79.

TabUB-l. 40-mm Corbridg* IdtnUfioaHon

Odor MaUfltttion

C*rtridn Body Offra* Latt*rio*

Odor MaUfltttion

C*rtridn Body Offra* Latt*rio*

40-mm, HE M881 and M406

Green

Gold

Yellow

40-mm, HE, MS86 and M441

Qreen

Gold

Yellow

40-mm, HE, M468 (smokeleis, flsshleea)

Green

Black

Yellow

40-mm, HE, M8 97 (airburst)

Green

Gold

Yellow

40-mm, HE, M488 (dual jrurpoM)

Green

Gold

Yellow

40-mm, practice, 11882 and M407A1

Green

Silver

Yellow

40-mm, multiple projectile, XM576X1

Green

Black (SABOT)

White

40-mm, multiple projectile, XM678EÎ

Green

None

White

40-mm, green «moke parachute, XM868

Green

Green

Black

40-mm, white atar parachute, XM&88

White

White

Black

40-mm, red smoke parachute, XX669

Green

Red

Black

40-mm, white star cluster, XM685

White

White

Black

40-mm, yellow «moke parachute, X2C660

Green

Yellow

Blade

40-mm, violet smoke parachute, XM689

Green

Violet

Black

40-mm, tactical CS, XM661E1

Green

Gray

Black

40-mm, yellow amoke streamer, XM698

Green

Yellow

Black

40-mm, green star parachute, XM661

White

Green

Black

40-mm, green imoke streamer, XM807

Green

Green

Black

40-mm, red star parachute, XÎf MS

White

Red

Black

40-mm, orange smoke streamer, XII898

Green

Orange

Black

40-mm, green star cluster, XM668

White

Green

Black

40-mm, red smoke streamer, XM099

Green

Bed

Black

40-mm, red star duster, XM664

White

Bed

Blade

40-mm, brown smoke streamer, XH700

Green

Brown

Black

40-mm, yellow smoke canopy, XM678

Green

Yellow

Black

40-mm, violet smoke streamer, XM701

Green

Violet

Black

40-mm, grewi smoke canopy, XM679

Green

Green

Black

40-mm, white smoke canopy, XM880

Green

White

Black

40-mm, violet amoke canopy, XM881

Green

Violet

Black

40-mm, red smoke canopy, XM862

Green

Red

Black

40-mm, riot control CS, XM874 (e34)*»

Gray

N/A

Black

40-mm, riot control CS, XM875 (186 BS)*»

Light Green

N/A

Blade

40-mm, orange star parachute, XM6B&

White

Orange

Black

••Not tatkoriead for UM with M»l trao*4* taumaker.

••Not tatkoriead for UM with M»l trao*4* taumaker.

M407a1 40mmGrenade Launcher Ammo Cutaway

GREEN

YELLOW SMOKE 400 METERS 14 TO 28 METERS

2 TO 3 METERS

GOLD

GREEN

CARTRIDGE, 40mm: HEDP M433

-400 METERS •COMPARABLE TO THE M406 14 TO 28 METERS .

2 INCHES Of STEEL ARMOR AT 0

ARMING «STANCE

BLACK

GREEN

TYPE OF FILLING

EFFECTIVE CASUALTY RADIUS ARMING DISTANCE -

M407A1

CARTRIDGE, 40mm: HE, SF M443

Figure B-l. 40-mm HE cartridge, MS81, Mi06, \lS8£, Mi, S S and M463.

GOLD

GREEN

TYPE OF FILLING HE

MAXIMUM RANGE 400 METERS

EFFECTIVE CASUALTY RADIUS -5 METERS ARMING DISTANCE 14 TO 28 METERS

CARTRIDGE 40-mm HE M 381 OR M 406

SILVER

TYPE OF FILLING-MAXIMUM RANGE • • ARMING DISTANCE «

2 TO 3 METERS

ARMING DISTANCE

COMP B 400 METERS 5 METERS 14 - 28 METERS

CARTRIDGE 40-mm TP M 382 OR M 407A1

PENETRATION

TYPE OF FILLING

EFFECTIVE CASUALTY RADIUS

ARMING DISTANCE

COLO

M397 HE AIR BURST

GREENE

40 MM OCTOL PROJ M39T

AMM LOTDDC

40mm M118 Grenade Candle
M386 AND M441
Grenade Ammo

GOLD

GREEN

GOLD

Guns And Ammo

GREEN

M397

TYPE OF FILLING

MAXIMUM RANGE

400 METERS

AIRBURST

2 METERS

EFFECTIVE CASUALTY RADIUS

TYPE OF FILLING HE

MAXIMUM RANGE 400 METERS

EFFECTIVE CASUALTY RADIUS -5 METERS ARMING DISTANCE 14 TO 28 METERS

M441

ARMING DISTANCE 2 TO 3 METERS

Figur* BS. iû-mm HE cartridge MS97, MSS6, and MhUl.

Magazine Grenade Ammunition

CASE CARTRIDGE XM199 (CREEN)

PELLET

TYPE OF FILLING

• 20 PELLETS

1 MAXIMUM RANGE

• 50 METERS

MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE •

• 35 METERS

Figure B-S. AO-mm MP cartridge XM576E1—cutaway view.

406 Ammo Cutaway

CAP. FEMALE

CAP, MALE

SEALANT ADHESIVE

SHOT 27 PELLETS

SABOT

PROPELLANT

CASE, CARTRIDGE

PRIMER

PLUG, BASE

TYPE OF FILLING

• 27 PELLETS

MAXIMUM RANGE

• 50 METERS

MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE •

• -35 METERS

Figure B-i. iO-mm MP cartridge XM576E2—cutaway view.

203 Cutaway

COLOR DETERMINED BY COLOR OP STAR.

EMBOSSED WITH RAISED LETTERS W. 6. R. OR 0.

COLOR DETERMINED BY COLOR OP STAR.

EMBOSSED WITH RAISED LETTERS W. 6. R. OR 0.

XM NO.

COLOR

583

WHITE (W)

661

GREEN (G)

662

RED (R)

6*5

ORANGE (0)

TYPE OP FILLING •

• ILLUMINANT CANDLE

BURST H RIGHT

■ 550 FEET

CANDLE BURN TIME

40 SECONDS

Figure B-8. *0*mm etar parachute cartridge XM588, XM881, XMßet/ind XM898.

Grenade Coloring Pages

COLOR DETERMINED BY COLOR OP CLUSTER.

EMBOSSED WITH RAISED LETTERS W. G- OR R.

FIVE RAISED DOTS TO INDICATE FIVE STAR CLUSTER.

CARTRIDGE 4QMM WHITS STAR CLUSTER -XM6IB

XM NO.

COLOR

664

WHITE (W) GREEN (G) RED (R)

TYPE OF FILLING

• - • FIVE ILLUMINANT CANDLES

BURST HEIGHT

CANDLE BURN TIME • • •

----7- 11 SECONDS

Figure B-8. iO-mm ttar elueter cartridge XM588, XM663, and XM884.

Type Grenade Launcher

400 METERS 10 TO 30 METERS 25 SECONDS

TYPE OF FILLING MAXIMUM RANGE • ARMING DISTANCE BURN TIME

Figure B-7. 40-mm CS, tactical cartridge XM651E1.

Riotcontrol

GRAY WITH RED LETTERING

TYPE OF FILLING--.

MAXIMUM RANGE----

BURN TIME

FIRED FROM M79 ONLY

230 FEET 36 SECONDS

Figure B-8. W-mm CS, riot-control cartridge XM674.

green

Riot Control Ammunition

color determined by color of smoke.

Xm675 Cartridge

TYPE OF FILLING

MAXIMUM RANGE

BURN TIME

TO BE FIRED IN M79 ONLY

CARTRIDGE, 40MM:

LIGHT GREEN WITH WHITE LETTERING

i color determined by color of smoke.

green

RED SMOKE 230 FEET 36 SECONDS

model no.

smoke color

xm676

yellow

xm479

green

xm68û

white

xm681

violet

xm682

red

type of filling smoke burst height 350 feet burn time 60 . 90 seconds

Figure R-IQ. 40-mm smoke canopy cartridge XM676, XM679, XM680, XM6&Î, and XM6S2.

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