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M781 Practice (Orange Dye)

The M781 practice cartridge replaced the M407 practice cartridge. The M781 is a low-cost, unfuzed, fixed-round of practice ammunition ready for use as issued. The cartridge case is made of plastic material and the projectile is also plastic with an aluminum-rotating band. The ogive is made of a frangible plastic material and contains a colored dye in granular form, the consistency of talcum powder, which is used to generate a signature. The propulsion system consists of a standard .38 caliber blank. This round is blue zinc or aluminum with white markings. It produces a yellow or orange signature on impact.

 

M781 Practice (Orange Dye)

The M781 practice cartridge replaced the M407 practice cartridge. The M781 is a low-cost, unfuzed, fixed-round of practice ammunition ready for use as issued. The cartridge case is made of plastic material and the projectile is also plastic with an aluminum-rotating band. The ogive is made of a frangible plastic material and contains a colored dye in granular form, the consistency of talcum powder, which is used to generate a signature. The propulsion system consists of a standard .38 caliber blank. This round is blue zinc or aluminum with white markings. It produces a yellow or orange signature on impact.

 

M433 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP)

This M433 is a dual purpose impact type round which is designed to penetrate at least two inches of steel armor at 0 angle of obliquity and inflict personnel casualties in the target area. It is fired from the 40mm Grenade Launchers M79 and M203. The cartridge is a fixed round of ammunition consisting of a projectile body containing the explosive shape charge, a cartridge case assembly and a PIBD fuze. The explosive main charge is Composition A-5. The PIBD fuze is assembled with a Composition CH-6 spitback assembly that provides the base detonation when the fuze is impacted at target.

 

M992 Dummy Cartridge

To satisfy the immediate need for a round which will enhance detection and recognition of targets, as well as, extend maximum range for currently fielded night vision equipment. Minimum visible light output, thus reducing probabilities of location disclosure.