SHELL 105 mm IFG BE SMOKE (SCREENING AND COLOUR)
ROLE :
Shell 105 mm IFG BE Smoke belongs to the family of emission type screening Smoke Ammunition used for screening and counter surveillance purpose in the combat field. It produces uniform thick opaque screen over a wide area to facilitate tactical deployment of troops and shielding from direct enemy attack. Shell 105 mm BE colour smoke is similar emission type smoke ammunition producing uniform dense colour smoke in red, orange and blue colours for signalling purposes.
FUNCTION :
The Shell is fired from Indian Field Gun. It requires filled Cartg case at the time of firing. The Shell is provided with Time Mechanical Fuze to facilitate ejection of the smoke canister at any range upto 17 Kms. The smoke shell is provided with 4 smoke canisters, which spread over an area of about 100 metres wide and produces very effective thick smoke belt. Similarly colour smoke is emitted from the colour smoke variety.

SPECIFICATION / CHARACTERISTICS :

FOR COLOUR

Estimated mass

15.970 Kgs
Net explosive content

Red-450 gm (Approx)
Orange-450 gm (Approx)
Blue-410 gm (Approx)

Length 450 mm (Approx)
Diameter 104.5 + 0.2 mm (Approx)
Time of burning including built up time 45 sec (min)
Fuze 213T&P MK5 (M2)
Shelf life 10 years

FOR BE SMOKE

Mass of filled bomb 17 Kgs
Length 450 mm (Approx)
Diameter 104.5 + 0.2 mm (Approx)
Duration of smoke Over 45 sec
Range 11 Km
Smoke Dense white
Shelf life 10 years
 

ADVANTAGES :

a)

Base ejection system ensures uniform deployment of smoke canister on the ground.
b) Can be easily identified from other 105 mm Ammunition.
c) Fit for airdrop and seaworthy transportation in packed condition.
d) Multiple mechanical safety arrangements ensure total safety during handling, transportation and airdrop.
 
SAFETY :
The Ammunition is safe in all respects during handling, operation and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
The Ammunition is produced to a very high degree of reliability and performance.
SHELF LIFE :
10 years.
PACKING :
Packing consists of inner and outer packages. The inner package is a laminated paper container with metallic end caps. Two such containered shells are put in the steel box, which is fit for airdrop and is seaworthy. Gross weight of each box containing 2 bombs is 52 kgs.

STOWAGE DIMENSION :

671 mm x 312 mm x 189 mm holding two shells

 

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

The bomb is classified in the

Compatibility group

G
Hazard Division 1.2
Fire Fighting Classification 2
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A S. K. Bose Road. Kolkata - 700 001, India.

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