I have a 1943 37mm cartridge (37x223SR M17 brass case with M80 shot) for the M9 autocannon and I’m looking for info on the disintegrating link belt that was used. Does anyone have a pdf file of the M9 technical manual or any photos of the links or belted cartridges? Note that the M9 & M10 used a disintegrating belt and not the continuous belt of the M4 cannon, but I think the M10 links are probably different due to the different cartridge used.
Here is the page from TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition (1944) showing the M80 shot cartridge:
None of the army ammunition manuals I have show the M9 links, but they are mentioned in Tony Williams’ “Rapid Fire” book (top of p.156).
Below is a page from the M10 manual, TM 9-240, 37 mm Automatic Guns AN-M4 and M10 (Aircraft) showing the linked cartridges:
I am looking for a similar manual, drawing or photo for the M9 links. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Below are downloads for the two manuals mentioned above, courtesy of bulletpicker: