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US Cartridge, 40mm CS, XM651, XM651E2

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1566-215

Description

Cartridges XM651 and XM651E1 are CS loaded cartridges which produce a nonpersistent irritating effect. They will function against earth, gravel, brush, sandbags and bamboo; however, they are especially effective when fired into an inclosed area. These cartridges are distinguished by a flat-nosed aluminum projectile circled by two rotating bands 3/16 of an inch apart. The payload (2 oz of CS pyrotechnic mixture) is loaded into the projectile body. There is a 3/8 inch vent hole in the base of the projectile which is closed by a round plastic plug. The projectile is assembled to a cartridge case containing a percussion primer and a propelling charge. The cartridge case base is ringed with 6 equally spaced notches. Both XM651 series cartridges use PD fuze XM581E1. However, the XM651E1 is distinguished from the XM651 by the fact that it employs a modified version of the fuze. This modification (not visible to the user) consists of an indentation in the top surface of the fuze.

Hazardous Components

No information about hazardous components.

See Also

PD, XM581E1

Source(s)

TM 9-1385-51, Ammunition (Conventional) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (1967)