M49A4/A5
HE
M720
HE
M888
HE
M302A2
WP Smoke
M722
WP Smoke
M83A3
Illumination
M721
Illumination
M50A2
Practice
M69
solid Practice
M840
short range Practice
COLOR CODE

HE rounds are painted OD with yellow markings and possibly a yellow band.
WP rounds are painted light green with yellow band and red markings.
Illum rounds are white with black markings.

The 60mm mortar is considered a light mortar. The M224 provides air assault, airborne, ranger, and light infantry rifle companies with an effective, efficient weapon. The inherent limitations of a light mortar (short-range and small-explosive charge) can be minimized by careful planning thorough knowledge of its capabilities. The M224 can be employed in several different configurations. The lightest weighs about 18 pounds; the heaviest weighs about 45 pounds. Each round weighs about 4 pounds.
OLD STYLE
PRAC HE
NEW STYLE
PRAC HE