203 mm (8in) How - HE M106

203 mm (8in) How - HE M106

This is the largest and heaviest artillery ammunition which is intended for use with M2 or M2A1 Howitzer Cannon to provide heavy, long range artillery fire against personnel and instalations.

The projectile consists of a hollow steel forging with a streamlined ogive, a boat tail base and a copper driving band encircling the shell body near the base and protected by a grommet during storage, transport and handling. The fuze cavity is occupied by a threaded lifting plug during transit and handling.

Before firing,the plug is replaced by any of standard point detonating fuzes such as PDM557, PDM 572 or DPM739.

PIC: 
000138
203 mm (8in) How - HE M106 Specifications
203 mm (8in) How - HE M106
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