Big Bullets for Beginners


ARTILLERY AMMUNITION

24 April 1997


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Table of Contents

GUNNERY DEPARTMENT

THE MISSION OF THE FIELD ARTILLERY

ARTILLERY AMMUNITION

EFFECTS ON TARGET

COMPONENTS OF A COMPLETE ROUND

TWO TYPES OF ARTILLERY AMMUNITION

EXPLOSIVE TRAINS

TWO TYPES OF EXPLOSIVE TRAINS

PROPELLING CHARGE EXPLOSIVE TRAIN

PRIMER

SEMI-FIXED PRIMER

M82 PRIMER

MK2A4 PRIMER

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IGNITER

SEMI-FIXED IGNITER

SEPERATE LOADING IGNITER

PROPELLANT

POWDER GRAIN FORMS

105MM, M67 PROPELLANT

105MM PROPELLANT, M200

105MM PROPELLANT, M176

105MM PROPELLANT, M229

155MM PROPELLANT, M3A1 (GREEN BAG)

155MM PROPELLANT, M4A2 (WHITE BAG)

155MM PROPELLANT M119A1 (CHG 8 WHITE BAG)

155MM PROPELLANT M119A2 (CHG 7 RED BAG)

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155MM PROPELLANT M203A1

SELECT POWDER BURNING SITE

FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

DIRECTION OF WIND

SINGLE LAYER OF POWDER

POWDER TRAIL

BURNING POWDER

CLEAN-UP

LAYOUT FORPOWDER BURNING

BREAK

Author: CAPT LADRECH