Accession Number:

AD0768778

Title:

Examination of Unfired 75 mm. A.P.C., H.E. Projectile Complete Round of German Ammunition (FMAM-289).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 1 (Final),

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

An unfired German 75 mm. A.P.C., H.E. Projectile Complete Round, for the Pak 40 Gun, was subjected to technical examination. The complete round consists of a capped armor piercing projectile with windshield, of conventional design, crimped in a primed steel cartridge case. The projectile is loaded with a rpessed cyclonite charge consisting of 89.7 cyclonite and 10.3 wax. A base detonating fuze, with tracer, is assembled in the base of the projectile. The cartridge case contains a propelling charge of double base nitrocellulose-DEGN powder in long cords, with igniter of nitrocellulose-DEGN powder, and a short percussion type primer.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE