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120mm Mortar ILL M533A2

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

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


The 120mm illuminating bomb is designed foruse in 120mm smooth bore NEMO and otherhigh pressure mortars. The round is used toproduce illumination of a specific point orarea 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 propelling charge set consists of a primary cartridge, 6 equalcharge increments and a 7th supplementary charge. The round has a range in excess of 9km.The 120mm M533A2 is obtained by adding a stub case on the 120mm M533A1 which has beensafety certified by the US Army for use in the 120mm AMS turreted mortar 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)

15.5kg

Round length

800mm

Projectile filling (Illuminating Comp.)

1.2kg

Fuze

MTSQ

Primary ignition cartridge

M547

Increment charge 1 to 6

M546

Supplementary charge 7S (for NEMO)

M553

 

Maximum chamber pressure at 21°c

165MPa

Muzzle velocity

440m/s

Range

>9km

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 M533A2
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, mortar, ground-based, 120 mm
Country: Belgium
Description: 120mm Mortar ILL M533A2
Source of Information: 

Mecar SA