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US ARMY MM 2598 Course - Identifying Ammunition MM2598

US ARMY MM 2598 Course - Identifying Ammunition MM2598

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Simulators are used to create the effect of specific items of ammunition.

Detonation Simulator, M80. The M80 detonation simulator (Figure 106) is simply a more powerful version of
the common firecracker. It is used to simulate rifle or artillery fire or the detonation of grenades, booby traps, or
mines. It is made of a paper cylinder containing three grams of flash composition. The cylinder has a fuse
protruding from its side. The fuse may be ignited by a flame or by a firing device. The M80 detonation simulator is
easily identified by its physical configuration and markings. The body is made of natural kraft paper, and the
markings are black.

Booby Trap Simulators. Booby trap simulators are used to train troops in the installation, detection, and use
of booby traps. These simulators are also used to instill caution in troops exposed to booby traps. Three different
types of booby trap simulators are issued: flash, illuminating, and whistling. See Figure 107. Note that all three
types are approximately the same size.
Booby trap simulators are packed with all the materials required for emplacement. The body of the simulator is
made of white kraft paper. The markings are black.

Simulator, Hand Grenade, M116. The M116 hand grenade simulator (Figure 108) consists of a sealed paper
cylinder slightly longer than 4 inches and slightly more than 2 inches in diameter. It contains a small charge of
photoflash powder, and it has a short delay fuse and a fuse igniter. It is used to simulate battlefield noises and
effects. The body is gray. It has a white label with black markings.

Artillery Simulators. There are several types of simulators designed to simulate the effects of various artillery
projectiles. The two covered in this subcourse are the simulator flash, artillery, M110, and the simulator, projectile,
groundburst, M115.

Simulator, Flash, Artillery, M110. In training, the simulator, flash, artillery, M110 (Figure 109) is used to
simulate battle conditions. In forward combat areas, it is used as a decoy to make a flash similar to that of the
155mm howitzer projectile, HE. This simulator consists of an inner and an outer container. The inner container is
filled with pyrotechnic compound. The outer container has a filler plug for filling with gasoline. The simulator is
made of black plastic. It has a white label and black markings.

Simulator, Projectile, Groundburst, M115. The simulator, projectile, groundburst, M115 (Figure 110) is a paper
cylinder approximately 7 inches long and 2 inches in diameter, filled with a photoflash charge. The simulator has a
whistle assembly, a time delay (safety) fuse, and a fuse lighter assembly. It simulates the whistle, flash, and noise
of explosion of incoming artillery. It functions in the same way as the hand grenade simulator. When the cap is
removed from the fuse lighter and the cord is pulled, the fuse lighter ignites the fuse, allowing a 6-to 10-second
delay before the fuse ignites the whistle assembly. The simulator makes a loud, shrill whistle for 2 to 4 seconds
until the photoflash charge is ignited. When ignited, the photoflash charge explodes, producing a flash and a loud
noise. This simulator is white, with a white label and black markings.

Figure 106. Detonation Simulator, M80.



Figure 107. Booby Trap Simulators: Flash, Illuminating, and Whistling.

Figure 108. Simulator, Hand Grenade, M116.



Figure 109. Simulator, Flash, Artillery, M110.

Figure 110. Simulator, Projectile, Groundburst, Ml15.

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