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155 mm M119A2 – Propelling Charge

155 mm M119A2 – Propelling Charge

155 mm M119A2 – Propelling Charge

This propelling charge is a Zone 7 red bag charge for firing in 155mm Howitzers containing M185 and M199 cannon tubes. 

The M119A2 Propelling Charge is a single increment red bag charge which contains a base igniter pad with 4 ounces CBI powder and a center spot of 0.5 ounces of black powder. The charge is approximately 29 inches long by 6 inches in diameter and contains 20,9 pounds of M6 propellant. 

Technical characteristics

 
Technical data:
Type Red bag, separate loading
Weight 10.7 kg
Length 74 cm
Colour Red with black markings
Propellant M6 (9.5 kg explosive)
Cannon used with M185 (M109A1/A2/A3), M199 (M198)
Primer M82
Flash reducer Potassium Sulfate 0.5kg
Igniter CBI 113g,
black powder 14.2g
 
Technical data:
Temperature Limits Firing Lower limit -40 °F (-40 °C)
Upper limit +125 °F (+51 °C)
Storage Lower limit -65 °F ( -53.8 °C) (for periods not more than 3 days)
Upper limit +160 °F (+71.1 °C) (for periods not more than 4 hrs/day)
Packing 1 propelling charge in metal container PA37A1.

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