Cartridge Millimeter Smoke W M

Type Classification:

Std Oct '87

Use:

This cartridge is a smoke round for the 60mm M224 mortar and is used for spotting purposes.

Description:

The cartridge has a point-detonating fuze, a burster charge, white phosphorus (WP) filler, a thin walled shell, fin assembly, a four increment propelling charge, and an ignition cartridge.

Functioning

Loaded fin-end first into the mortar barrel, the cartridge slides down the barrel and strikes the firing pin. The ignition cartridge functions and ignites the propelling charge. Combustion gases from the ignition cartridge and propelling charges propel the cartridge out of the barrel. On impact, the fuze functions. The fuze initiates the burster charge. The burster charge ruptures shell and disperses the

WP filler. The WP produces smoke upon exposure to the air.

Tabulated Data:

Complete Round:

Projectile:

Color -------------------------------- Light green w/red markings and one yellow band

Filler --------------------------------- White phosphorus

Components:

Temperature Limits:

Firing:

Lower ------------------------------ -50°F (-45.6°C)

Storage:

Lower ------------------------------- -50°F (-45.5°C)

for a period of not more than 3 days

Shipping and Storage Data:

Storage compatibility group ---- H

DOT designation ------------------- AMMUNITION FOR CANNON WITH SMOKE PROJECTILES

*Packing 1 cartridge per fiber container; 8 containers per metal box; 2 metal boxes per wirebound box

*Packing Box:

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