MEI Hellhound (Grenade)

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The MEI HELLHOUND 40 mm Low Velocity Multi-Purpose Grenade is a fixed type ammunition designed to be fired from a 40 mm Grenade Launcher such as the M79, M203, M320 (attached to the M16 series of rifles or M4 carbine), or Milkor MK-1. The round consists of an A5 filled metal projectile body with a rotating band, a point initiating-base detonating fuze with Safe and Arm technology, and a cartridge case assembly. Upon impact with the target, the firing pin is driven into the detonator, which in turn initiates the spit backcharge, producing a jet which initiates the explosive train from the base forward, resulting in an armor-piercing jet of molten metal and fragmentation of the projectile body. The MEI Hellhound uses the same High-Low Propulsion System as other popular 40mm grenade launchers, which keeps the recoil forces in bounds for an infantry small arm.

Technical Information[edit]

  • Type: High-explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP)
  • Manufacturer: Martin Electronics, Inc. (MEI)
  • Body Material: Steel
  • Weight: 224.56 grams (87.67 grams A5)
  • Fuse: SF801/M550
  • Length: 110 mm
  • Charge: A5
  • Weapons: M79, M203, Milkor MK-1 launchers
  • Penetration: 90 mm mild steel at normal impact with anti-personnel fragmentation
  • Range: (Max.) 400 m (437.6 yds)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 80 m/s (262 ft/s)

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