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105mm projectile
105MM PROJECTILE
105mm projectile

105mm projectile

The 105 mm projectile is a World War II-type munition. The projectile typically contained mustard agent. Up to three colored bands, signifying the chemical agent within the munition, characterize its gray projectile bodies. In addition, words such as “SPECIAL GAS” may distinguish the munition body.

The projectiles vary in size with the largest being approximately 23.5 inches long and six inches in diameter. They weigh up to 92 pounds. The shell contains an adapter and booster casing that screw into the nose of the shell, also allowing a fuse to be screwed into the nose of the projectile.

The U.S. Army designed the 105 mm to replace the World War I 75 mm. This new projectile retained the ability to withstand extreme temperatures and long-range chemical weapon attacks.
 


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