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60mm Mortar Round

The 60mm mortar cartridges are designed for use with the M224 lightweight company mortar system (LWCMS) in all light infantry battalions including Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger.

M720 High Explosive Round

The M720 60mm High Explosive (HE) cartridge with M734 Multi-Option Fuze is used against personnel and materiel providing both fragmentation and blast effect. It consists of a multi-option fuze, tail assembly, and projectile body with a TNT or composition B explosive fill.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 377 millimeters 14.85 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.7 kilograms 3.75 pounds
Features
Minimum range: 70 meters 77 yards
Maximum range: 3 500 meters 3 828 yards
Miscellaneous
Fuze: MO M734

Timeline

January 1984 - Type Classification Date

M720A1 High Explosive Round

The M720A1 HE cartridge with M734A1 Multi-Option Fuze incorporates several new design features, which significantly decreases its sensitivity to unplanned stimuli (enhanced insensitive performance). A new insensitive main charge called PAX-21 has replaced the composition B explosive. Additional changes have been made to the fuze adaptor, packaging and fuze explosive charge. Lethality is maintained by using a high fragmentation steel (HF-1) shell body. The M720A1 also incorporates the highly reliable and countermeasure resistant M734A1 Multi-option fuze.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 377 millimeters 14.85 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.66 kilograms 3.65 pounds
Miscellaneous
Fuze: MO M734A1

Timeline

November 2001 - Type Classification Date

M721 Illuminating Round

The M721 illuminating cartridge provides visible light illuminating capability at the same effective range as the companion High Explosive (HE) cartridges. The M721 is ballistically similar to the M720A1 HE Cartridge, allowing a gun to illuminate and fire on the same target without adjustments. The M721, and infrared illuminant, M767 rounds are identical except for the composition of the illuminant.
M721 Illuminating Round Copyright © Cpl. Steven Fox, U.S. Marine Corps

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 421 millimeters 16.58 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.71 kilograms 3.76 pounds
Features
Minimum range: 200 meters 219 yards
Maximum range: 3 500 meters 3 828 yards
Diameter of illumination: 500 meters 1 640 feet
Miscellaneous
Fuze: MTSQ M776

Timeline

September 1984 - Type Classification Date

M722 White Phosphorus Round

The M722 WP smoke cartridge provides a smoke cloud for spotting or marking a target area. It is assembled with the M745 point detonating fuze which functions on impact. The cartridge has in integral burster charge, white phosphorus filler, a thin wall shell, fin assembly, a four increment M204 propelling charge, and an ignition cartridge.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 377 millimeters 14.84 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.68 kilograms 3.7 pounds
Features
Minimum range: 70 meters 77 yards
Maximum range: 3 500 meters 3 828 yards
Miscellaneous
Fuze: PD M745

Timeline

September 1991 - Type Classification Date

M767 Infrared Illuminating Round

The M767 provides infrared illumination which greatly enhances the effectiveness of night vision devices at the same effective range as the companion High Explosive (HE) cartridges. The M726 is ballistically similar to the M720A1 HE Cartridge, allowing a gun to illuminate and fire on the same target without adjustments. The M726, and visible light illuminant, M761 rounds are identical except for the composition of the illuminant.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 427 millimeters 16.8 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.71 kilograms 3.76 pounds
Features
Minimum range: 200 meters 219 yards
Maximum range: 3 500 meters 3 828 yards
Diameter of illumination: 500 meters 1 640 feet
Miscellaneous
Fuze: MTSQ M776

Timeline

September 1999 - Type Classification Date

M768 High Explosive Round

The M768 High Explosive/Point Detonating (HE/PD) cartridge uses the new M783 dual safety, point detonating/delay fuze. It will also use PAX-21 insensitive explosive fill, and a new fuze adapter and packaging that enables the round to meet most insensitive munitions requirements. Lethality is maintained by using a high-fragmentation, steel (HF-1) shell body.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 377 millimeters 14.84 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.66 kilograms 3.65 pounds
Miscellaneous
Fuze: PD M783

Timeline

November 2001 - Type Classification Date

M888 High Explosive Round

The M888 round is used against personnel and materiel providing both fragmentation and blast effect. It uses the M935 point detonating fuze, fin assembly, and a projectile body with a TNT explosive fill.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 374 millimeters 14.74 inches
Weight
Weight: 1.7 kilograms 3.75 pounds
Features
Minimum range: 70 meters 77 yards
Maximum range: 3 500 meters 3 828 yards
Miscellaneous
Fuze: PD M935

Timeline

1986 - Type Classification Date