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US ARMY MM 2598 Course - Identifying Ammunition MM2598

US ARMY MM 2598 Course - Identifying Ammunition MM2598

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IDENTIFYING AMMUNITIONSubcourse MM 2598Edition 7United States Army Combined Arms Support CommandFort Lee, Virginia 23801-18094 Credit Hours
CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONIDENTIFICATION OF AMMUNITION (Tasks 093-400-1100 through 093-400-1109), 7Understanding Means of Identification, 7
Size, 7Shape and Physical Features, 7Color Code, 7Markings, 7Packing, 8Type, 8
Identifying Small Arms Ammunition, 8
Size of Small Arms, 9Types of Small Arms Cartridges, 10
Identifying Artillery Ammunition, 13
Use, 13Loading Method, 15Additional Identifying Features, 17Artillery Ammunition Packing, 19
Identifying Mortar Ammunition, 20
60mm Mortar Ammunition, 2081mm Mortar Ammunition, 244.2-inch (107mm) Mortar Ammunition, 27Mortar Ammunition Packing, 29
Identifying Rocket Ammunition, 30
Classification of Rocket Ammunition, 30Types of Rockets, 31
Identifying Hand Grenades, 37
Fragmentation Hand Grenades, 40Offensive Hand Grenades, 40
Chemical Hand Grenades, 40Illuminating Hand Grenades, 41Practice Hand Grenades, 41
Identifying Land Mines, 41
Antipersonnel (apers) Mines, 41Antitank (at) Mines, 44Practice Mines, 47Chemical Land Mines, 47 
Identifying Fuzes, 48
Grenades Fuzes, 48Mine Fuzes, 48Mortar and Artillery Fuzes, 50
Identifying Small Guided Missiles, 54
Antitank Guided Missiles (ATGM), 54Air Defense Guided Missiles, 59
Identifying Demolition Materials, 61
Demolition Charges, 62Priming and Initiating Materials, 66Demolition Kits, 69
Identifying Pyrotechnics, 71
Illumination Pyrotechnics, 71Signaling Pyrotechnics, 72Simulator Pyrotechnics, 75
Review Exercises, 77EXERCISE SOLUTIONS, 88
In the preceding subcourse (MM2597), you learned how to interpret ammunition markings and color codes.Now suppose, for example, a using unit turns in ammunition that has been removed from its original containersand there are no markings or the markings have been obliterated. How are you going to determine what theammunition is? If the color code paint is still present, you may know that it is high-explosive ammunition; but howcan you tell if it is a mortar round, a rocket, or an artillery projectile?Positive identification of ammunition is of vital importance to an ammunition specialist. If you issue the wrongammunition item or place the wrong types of ammunition together in a storage stack, the results could bedisastrous. This subcourse is designed to teach you methods of quick identification by type and use (by physicalcharacteristics) of all types of ammunition items.
This subcourse consists of one lesson based on the following tasks from STP 9-55B12-SM:093-400-1100, Identify Fuzes.093-400-1101, Identify Artillery Ammunition.093-400-1102, Identify Mortar Ammunition.093-400-1103, Identify Small Arms Ammunition.093-400-1104, Identify Grenades.093-400-1105, Identify Mines.093-400-1106, Identify Small Guided Missiles.093-400-1107, Identify Demolition Material.093-400-1108, Identify Pyrotechnics.093-400-1109, Identify Rockets.
When you have completed this subcourse, you should be able to identify ammunition items by typeand use.
You will have this subcourse book and will work without supervision. There are nosupplementary requirements in material or personnel for this subcourse.
You must score at least 70 on the end-of-subcourse examination (answer 19 of the 25 questionscorrectly).
Credit Hours.
Four credit hours will be awarded for the successful completion of this subcourse.MM2598

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