81 MM ILLUMINATING, SIGNAL (RED & GREEN)

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CANNISTER DESIGN BUILT IN FIXED DELAY (NO FUZE) These bombs are used with 81 mm mortar, and are available in three types i.e. illuminating bombs provide illumination during night missions, while red & green bombs are used for signaling. Illuminating rounds are assembled with nylon parachute of 1,000 mm diameter linked with a star, through a zinc/cadmium/chromium plated steel wire.

TECHNICAL DATA (81MM ILLUMINATING, SIGNAL (RED & GREEN))

Complete Round

Weight

2.5 kg

Length

318 mm

Projectile

Body material

Seamless steel tube

Color:

Illuminating

White with a 6 mm. Wide red band near nose plug.

Signal Red

White with a 12 mm. Wide red band near nose plug.

Signal Green

White with a 12 mm. Wide green band near nose plug.

Filler:

Illuminating

Composition SR 562

Signal Red

Composition SR 406

Signal Green

Composition SR 429 AM

Other Components

Primary cartridge

Double base propellant GBPa 0.15x1x1 in rolled paper tubes weighing 8.2 gm.

Augmenting charge

3 horseshoe type charges containing double base propellant GBPa 0.25 x 2.5 x 2.5 each weighing 10.50 gm for illuminating and one horseshoe type charge weighing 10 gm for signal (red and green).

Tail Unit

10 Aluminium alloy fins

Performance

Illuminating

Average delay time of ejection of star 15 ± 1.5 sec. Average time of burning of star 50 ± 8 sec.

Signal Red & Green

Average delay time of ejection of star 6 ± 1 sec. Average time of burning of star 10 ± 2 sec.

Packing

3  bombs  packed  in  waterproof  chip / cardboard  carrier  with  carrying  handle  and  2  carriers (6 bombs ) packed in a steel box.

Size of box

45.5 x 22.3 x 31.7 cm

Weight of box

25 kg

Colour & marking

Service brown with yellow/white stencilig