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M3A1 (Propelling Charges for Howitzer Ammunition)

Technical Specifications
DescriptionThe M3A1 propelling charge is a green bag type designed for use in 155mm howitzers for firing in Zones 1 through 5.
Cannon Used WithM1, M1A1, M45, M126, M126A1, M185, M199, Panter and Fırtına (from 3rd green bag)
Diametermax. 127 mm
Complete Lengthmax. 406, min. 355
Complete Round Weight~ 2,8 kg
TypeGreen bag, separate loading
Ignition ChargeCBI propellant; 100 g
PropellantSingle perf. M1 propellant (~2,5 kg)
Flash ReducerPotassium Sulphate
Primer TypeSeparate primer, MKE MOD 51, M82, MK2A4 or equivalents

FEATURES

TECHNICIAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Diameter
    max. 127 mm
  • Type
    Green bag, separate loading
  • Complete Round Weight
    ~ 2,8 kg
  • Propellant
    Single perf. M1 propellant (~2,5 kg)
  • Complete Length
    max. 406, min. 355
  • Description
    The M3A1 propelling charge is a green bag type designed for use in 155mm howitzers for firing in Zones 1 through 5.
  • Cannon Used With
    M1, M1A1, M45, M126, M126A1, M185, M199, Panter and Fırtına (from 3rd green bag)
  • Ignition Charge
    CBI propellant; 100 g
  • Flash Reducer
    Potassium Sulphate
  • Primer Type
    Separate primer, MKE MOD 51, M82, MK2A4 or equivalents