SHELL 155 mm ILLUMINATING (MIRA)
ROLE :
Shell 155 mm Illuminating belongs to the family of Illuminating Gun Ammn. Used extensively to support night warfare. The illumination provided by this ammn. is sufficient for identification and engagement of all types of moving and non-moving objects. This ammunition will also help for movement of troops and locate the enemy.
FUNCTION :
The Shell is fired from 155 mm howitzer FH 77B Gun. On initiation of first separation charge on fuze functioning, the canister is ejected from the shell. The auxiliary parachute will be opened out. After a delay of 2.5 sec, the second separation charge is initiated. This will enable the separation of main parachute alongwith the flare

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

Estimated mass 42.7 ± 0.4 kgs
Length 583.5 mm
Diameter 154 mm
Range 18 Km
Height of burst 500 m
Time of burning 47 sec (min)
Luminosity 21 to 25 Lakh candela
Fuze DM-153
Rate of Descent 6 m/sec
Shelf life 10 years
 
ADVANTAGES :
Provided with a fuze of 150 sec. Time mechanism (Adjustable) with safe and arming device. The illuminant canister supported with the parachute and spin break system provides intense illumination on the ground. The ammunition can be fired any angle, altitude or terrain including desert and snow bound areas.
QUALITY :
Quality Assurance system on the product is based in accordance with ISO standard ISO-9001, IS-2500/BS-6000 and related specn JSS/BIS/IND/(ME) and store specn./Drawing.
RELIABILITY :
Has an overall reliability of 97.5%.
PACKING :
12 shells are packed on a pallet provided with wooden block for fixing the shells in position. Alternatively packing can be done as per customer’s requirements.

Stowage Dimensions :
1128 X 1088 X 640 mm
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Compatibility

G

Hazard Division

1.2

Fire fighting

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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