7.62mm Cartridge ID


#1

The memory is going. I have a 7.62mm Grenade Cartridge M64 that I have labeled as “Dragon Effect”. But I cannot remember where I got that description or what it means.

Help?

Ray


#2

The cartridge provides pressure upon functioning to project rifle grenade to a desired target when using a grenade projectile adaptor and dragon missile launch effect trainer (LET).

Guess it’s this description of M64’s function you want to recall.


#3

I see Defender was quicker than me but I have some more to add:

I believe these had two uses:
Launching rifle grenades (M14 rifle)
Simulating firing blasts with the LET system for the M47 «Dragon» (FGM-77) (similar to the white caps used in the training grenades for the 84 mm Carl Gustav RFK)

They were made in two periods:
First, the 60s, for the M14 for use with rifle grenades.
Later, for the LET system.

Ref.: M47 DRAGON MEDIUM ANTITANK WEAPON SYSTEM, FM 23-24, FIELD MANUAL 3-23.24 - chapter 6
globalsecurity.org/military/ … 24/Ch6.htm

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#4

Thanks guys. Very interesting.

I sure do not remember having any of that information. I suppose I labeled it as “Dragon Effect” because someone told me that’s what it is without giving me any detail.

Ray