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120mm Mortar ILL M533A1

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

Mecar SA
Rue Grinfaux 50
7181 Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles


The 120mm illuminating bomb is designed foruse in 120mm smooth bore towed mortars.The round is used to produce illumination of aspecific point or area of operations.

The bomb consists of a two-piece projectile.The forward part houses the illuminatingpayload, while the parachute is lodged inthe rear section. The bomb is fitted with amechanical time fuze. The standard propellingcharge set consists of a primary cartridge and 6 equal charge increments. The round has a rangein excess of 7km. The 120mm M533A1 has been safety certified by the US Army in 1999.

 

PACKAGING

Two (2) rounds per twin container, 15 containers per pallet - Alternative packaging available onrequest

UN Classification: 1.2 G UN 0171

in service and production

Type

ILL

Calibre

120mm

Round mass (nominal)

15.2kg

Round length

780mm

Projectile filling (Illuminating Comp.)

1.2kg

Fuze

MTSQ

Primary ignition cartridge

M547

Increment charge 1 to 6

M546

 

Maximum chamber pressure at 21°c

95MPa

Muzzle velocity

311m/s

Range

>7km

Descent rate

4m/sec

Illuminated rate - period

Approx 50s

Illuminated rate - intensity

1.0Mcd

Operational temperature

-46°C to +62°C

Defense Products & Services: 120mm Mortar ILL M533A1
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, mortar, ground-based, 120 mm
Country: Belgium
Description: 120mm Mortar ILL M533A1
Source of Information: 

Mecar SA