Figure 2-30. 105mm howitzer direct-fire fixed rounds.
The M1 HE round is designed to provide both fragmentation and blast. The projectile is constructed of a
cylindrical, forged-steel body with a boattail base, a streamlined ogive, and a metal rotating band. The base of
the projectile has a sealed cover for added protection against hot gases entering the explosive cavity. The M1
round is issued unfuzed. Its cartridge case may be of either drawn steel or spiral wrap with a percussion primer
and an adjustable propellant charge. The color code for the M1 cartridge is an olive-drab projectile with yellow
markings. Its DODIC is C445.
The M760 is also an HE round. It is currently authorized for use only with the M119 105-millimeter light towed
howitzer. The projectile is constructed of a hollow steel forging similar to that of the M1. The cartridge case is a
three-piece steel spiral wrap that uses a percussion primer and a non-adjustable propelling charge. The color
code for the M760 is an olive-drab body with yellow markings. Its DODIC is C473.
The XM913 is a high-explosive, rocket-assisted (HERA) round with extended-range capabilities. It is designed to
provide both fragmentation and blast. The projectile consists of two pieces, a streamlined warhead and a rocket-
motor body with boattail design. This round is