Hand grenades

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JTV
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Re: Hand grenades

Post by JTV » 31 May 2020 05:39

If we are discussing about stick hand grenades in general, they were in fact not that rare, but lot of the designs were not related to German World War 1 era designs.

Finnish stick hand grenades M/32 and M/41 plus smoke hand grenade M/43 were all structurally based on German M/1917, but somewhat smaller and handier in size. While German World War 2 era designs used friction to start the fuse system (pulling the cord activated it), M/1917 and Finnish grenades used striker for the purpose (with releasing the cord after pull being the thing that activated fuse).

BTW: This is somewhat off-subject, but since there seems to be very impressive info about Austro-Hungarian World War 1 era gear in this thread, can anybody point good source(s) of info about Austro-Hungarian World War 1 steel helmets? There were a lot of Austro-Hungarian WW1 era helmets that ended up here, but very little seems to have been written about them.
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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Oct 2021 21:53

Hi all,

Are these grenades French F1 ?

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