SECTION II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
PURPOSE, USE, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES.
1.4.1 M300 FPE. The M300 FPE provides a capability to rapidly loosen a variety of soils to
improve the soldier's ability to dig fighting positions. The M300 FPE weighs approximately
8.5 pounds and is man portable. When rolled in the carrier bag (manpacked), it has an overall
length of less than 18 inches. The M300 FPE can be used either day or night and during all
weather conditions. Two M300 FPEs are packaged in the PA103A1 Container.
1.4.2 M301 FPE Reload Kit. The M301 FPE Reload Kit provides enough explosive charges
for two additional fighting positions. The auger from the M300 FPE must be used with the
M301 Reload Kit. The M301 FPE Reload Kit, weighing approximately 6 pounds, is packed in
the same type carrier bag as the M300 FPE and two carrier bags are packaged in the PA103A1
Container (same container as the M300 FPE).
1.4.3 TFPE. The TFPE is provided for soldiers to be trained on how to operate the M300 FPE.
The TFPE is identical in size and shape to the M300 FPE and is packed and packaged the same
as the M300 FPE. The TFPE is totally inert.