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Text copied from TM-43-0001-36, 1994


Use:

The M603 fuze is an instantaneous mechanical pressure-type fuze and is used with light antitank mine M7A2 and heavy antitank mine M15 and chemical agent mine M23.



Description:
The M603 fuze body contains a firing pin assembly, a cover assembly, a safety fork (clip), and a detonator. The firing pin is actuated by a belleville spring.

Functioning:
A load of 140 to 240 pounds is required to depress the belleville spring and cause it to snap into reverse, driving the firing pin into the detonator. When assembled to the mine M15, a total force of 350 to 750 pounds is needed on the pressure plate to overcome the combined resistance of the belleville springs in the mine and the fuze, and activate the fuze.

Tabulated Data:
Model number........................M603
Type ................................Antitank
Drawings:
Assembly...........................73-9-55
Weight ................................1.56 oz
Dimensions:
Height................................1.17 in.
Max diameter ....................1.14 in.
Material ................................Aluminum & Steel
Thread ................................None

Photos below M. Jochoms.





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Dimensions of the tins shown below :

Height : 63mm
Diameter : 55mm