M104 155mm Projectile
The body of this 155mm projectile consists of a hollow steel shell containing H or HD blister gas. A fuze adapter is screwed into the body and brazed in place. The agent is added and the burster well is then press-fit into the fuze adapter followed by the M6 Tetrytol burster being installed into the burster well. A fuze well cup
made of either aluminum or Bakelite is installed by first coating the lower interior threads of the fuze adapter with sealing compound or cement and the screwing the cup down into the fuze adapter. The M104 is then closed by screwing on a lifting plug. The projectiles are stored unfuzed with 8 rounds per wooden pallet.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, September 12, 1998 6:35:55 AM