WWII U.S. Small Arms Ammunition Identification Case Codes


#1

I managed to find this AIC information, but I don’t remember where. I don’t think this is nearly complete. At least, there are no shotshells shown. Addirional information is given in this previous posting: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U. … esignation

T1EDP 250 rounds Cal .30 in belt 4AP-1TR
T1EED 250 rounds Cal .30 in belt 9AP-1TR
T1EGW 250 rounds Cal .30 in belt 4B-1TR
T1EHC 250 rounds Cal .30 in belt 9B-1TR
T1ICH 100 rounds Cal .50in belt 4AP-1TR
T1ICI 110 rounds Cal .50 in belt 4AP-1TR
T1ICN 110 rounds Cal .50 in belt 2AP-2I-1TR
T1IDF 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 4API-1TR
T1ICQ 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-1TR
T1ICR 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-TR
T1EDV 1344 rounds Cal .30 8 rd clips, AP M2
T1EGK 1500 rounds Cal .30 8 rd clips, Ball M2
T1EHD 1500 rounds Cal .30 in web belts, 4 Ball, 1TR
T1ICC 265 rounds Cal .50 linked, 2AP, 2IN, 1TR
T1CAJ 1000 rounds Cal .30 Carbine in Cartons (chest w/2 M6 cans)
T1EHO 480 rounds Cal .30 in 5 rd clips (chest with two M8 cans)
T1EPP 480 rounds Cal .30 in 8-rd clip (chest with two M8 cans)
T1EHR 480 rounds Cal .30 linked (chest with two M8 cans)
T1EHS 480 rounds Cal .30 in cartons (chest with two M8 cans)
T1EMB 1100 rounds Cal .30 in 4 M1A1 boxes
T2AAF 1200 Rounds Cal .45 in cartons (chest with two M5 cans)

For sure, this much is true from WD CAT ORD 11:
T1 = Ammunition, Rifle, Carbine, and Automatic gun.
T2 = Ammunition, revolver, automatic pistol, submachine gun.
T3 = Shells, shotgun

Shotshells from previous posting:
T3WAD 360 SHELLS, SHOTGUN 12 GAGE IN CARTONS NO. 4 CHILLED SHOT
T3ABD 675 SHELLS, SHOTGUN 12 GAGE IN CARTONS NO. 00 SHOT
T3AGD 675 SHELLS, SHOTGUN 12 GAGE IN CARTONS NO. 5 CHILLED SHOT


#2

Dennis,

What is the difference between these two designations:

T1ICQ 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-1TR
T1ICR 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-TR

Or is it simply a digit missing before the TR in the second line?

gravelbelly


#3

I did find some additional AIC information in FM9-6 (1944) “Ammunition Supply.” See: 90thidpg.us/Reference/Manuals/FM%209-6.pdf On page 56 is a listing (figure 4) which seems fairly complete concerning AICs (FM9-6 calls it “Code Items of Ammunition”) for virtually all ground ammunition in inventory at the time, including small arms ammunition. Unfortunately, the reproduction quality is poor, but with enough magnification, the codes can be read. Again, I have no idea how complete the listing is.

[quote]What is the difference between these two designations:
T1ICQ 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-1TR
T1ICR 105 rounds Cal .50 in links 2AP-2I-TR
Or is it simply a digit missing before the TR in the second line?[/quote]

Regarding T1ICQ and T1ICR, it is very difficult to see from figure 4 on page 56 just what the difference between them is, as descriptions are difficult to read. Both appear to consist of 42 rounds AP, 42 rounds incendiary, and 22 rounds tracer, linked. That adds up to 106 rounds rather than 105 however. If anyone has a better copy of FM9-6 maybe it is more legible. I found a slightly better image is at easy39th.com/files/FM_9-6_Am … y_1944.pdf It is not exactly the same as the first one given.

I also note that there is a T2AAD shown, which is .45 M1911 in waxed cartons, 1200 rounds (2 X 600 round cans). It does not show T2AAF which exists for sure, but may have slightly different packaging. There is also: T1CAF 3450 CARTRIDGES CAL…30 CARBINE BALL M1 IN CARTONS and T1CAZ-5 800 CARTRIDGES CAL…30 CARBINE BALL M1 IN CARTONS which are also not shown in figure 4. It shows only T1CAA, which is 3000 rounds of .30 Carbine Ball M1 (60 cartons of 50 each).