Detonating Fuzesclass A Explosives N

Fuzes, detonating

Explosive Component:

Detonator, tetryl booster lead charge, and tetryl booster charge


TM 9-1300-251-20 SC 1340/98-IL

Tetryl Booster Pellet

Type Classification:

Std - USMC use - AMCTC 7198 dtd 1969.


Point Detonating Fuze M717 is a superquick, delayed arming impact fuze used with 60mm mortar HE cartridges.


The aluminum fuze head contains a spring -loaded striker and firing pin. A spring-loaded cylindrical slider, mounted transversely in the aluminum fuze body, contains the detonator and is equipped with an O-ring pressure seal. Inbore safety is provided by a spring-loaded bore riding pin which locks the slider. A pull wire restrains the setback pin (not shown in illustration) which locks the bore riding pin. Tape and a plastic disk protect the metering orifice. The fuze base contains a tetryl booster lead charge. A cup containing a tetryl booster pellet is threaded to the buse.


Setback force from weapon firing forces the setback pin rearward against the pin spring and releases the bore againsting pin. The bore riding pin then contacts the here of the mortar and is ejected when the cartridge leaves the muzzle. Ejection of the bore riding pin unlocks the slider. The slider is moved by a compression spring, and because of the O-ring seal, a vacuum is created behind the slider, The vacuum is relieved gradually by the bleed air orifice. The metered pressure relief through the orifice provides 1.5 to 6 seconds delay before the slider completes the movement necessary to align the detonator with the tiring pin and arm the fuze. On impact, the striker and firing pin are depressed, and inertia throws the slider with detonator forward into the firing pin. Detonation is on superquick action through the booster lead charge and tetryl booster charge.

Tabulated Data?

Weight 0.251b


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