SHELL 155 SCREENING SMOKE BE M2A2
DESCRIPTION :
On initiation of pre-set electronic timer fuze, the flash from the fuze activates the SR 252 composition in situ pressed on primer adopter. This in term fires the primary charge of rifle propellant powder kept in the charge bag enclosed in the primary body. This flash from the primary charge is passed through central hole of baffle plate to all the four canisters arranged in a row beneath it. The canister is having a flash transmission tube welded at the centre with a primed cambric and thin tin tube rolled over the flash tube. The flash from the primary charge ignites the primed cambric which produces sufficient heat to heat up the thin tin tube. The heat is passed on the smoke composition and starts the generation of smoke from fast burning composition and a dense smoke is generated.
ROLE :
The shells are normally used to mask the movement or redeployment of own forces from enemy observation, thereby neutralizing direct enemy fire.

TECHNICAL DATA :

Mass of the shell

43.5 kgs nominal

Smoke composition

Hexa Chloroethane, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Silicide & Potassium Nitrate
No. of smoke canisters in each shell 4 Nos.
Primary charge in each shell Consists of Primary Charge Bag filled with Rifle propellant powder & SR 252 composition in situ pressed on primer adopter
Fire transmission tube one in each canister Tube assembled with canister to pass on the flash to composition canister
Compatible Fuze M85P13T3/ DM-153
Compatible Charge Charge 8
Length of cell with plug 878 mm
 

PERFORMANCE :

Maximum Range 22 Kms

Smoke emission

90 sec (Min)
Descent rate of canister 5 m/s
Optimum height of burst 500 m
Operating temperature 60 º C ± 3 º C
 
SHELF LIFE :
Not less than 10 years.
PACKING :
Horizontal on unit load with proper labels
STOWAGE DIMENSIONS :
12 shells on a unit load of dimension 2.5 m x 4.5 m

HAZZARD CLASIFICATION

Compatibility

G

Hazard Division

1.2
Fire fighting 2
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