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M879 81mm Full Range Practice Cartridge

The M879 Full Range Practice Cartridge is designed for use with the 81mm Mortar System and provides realistic, cost effective training. The M879 is ballistically matched to the M821A1/889A1 81mm High Explosive cartridges. The M879 is equipped with the M751 Practice Fuze which is a facsimile M734 Multi-Option Fuze and produces flash, bang and smoke.

The M879 consists of the following major components:

Propelling
Charge Zone
Muzzle
Velocity
Minimum
Range
Maximum
Range
066 m/s70 m425 m
1152 m/s300 m2000 m
2210 m/s550 m3300 m
3260 m/s800 m4600 m
4306 m/s1000 m5800 m

Maximum Rate of Fire.........30 rounds/min (2 minutes)
Sustained Rate of Fire..........15 rounds/min
Cartridge Weight..........4.14 kg (9.1 lb)
Type Classified Standard..........August 1986


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