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Types of Grenades

Chemical Grenades
Chemical Grenades

Other articles where Chemical grenade is discussed: grenade: Another major class is chemical and gas grenades, which usually burn rather than explode. This class comprises smoke, incendiary (fire-setting), illuminating, chemical-warfare, and tear-gas grenades.

Common Fuzes
Common Fuzes

More commonly known as the Pineapple, the Mk II series (also written Mk 2) was the most common US fragmentation grenade of the Second World War. The Mk II had a grooved exterior originally intended to aid fragmentation of the grenade.

High Explosive, Fragmentation, and Blast
High Explosive, Fragmentation, and Blast

Fragmentation is the process by which the casing of an artillery or mortar shell, rocket, missile, bomb, grenade, etc. is shattered by the detonation of the explosive filler. The correct term for these pieces is "fragmentation" (sometimes shortened to frag); "shards" or "splinters" can be used for non-preformed fragments.

Incendiary Grenades
Incendiary Grenades

Incendiary grenades (or thermite grenades) produce intense heat by means of a chemical reaction. Seventh-century "Greek fire" first used by the Byzantine Empire, which could be lit and thrown in breakable pottery, could be considered the earliest form of incendiary grenade.

See Also
See Also

The M67 grenade has a spherical steel body that contains 6.5 oz (180 g) of composition B explosive. It uses the M213 pyrotechnic delay fuze. The M67 grenade weighs 14 oz (400 g) in total and has a safety clip to prevent the safety pin on the grenade from being pulled accidentally.

Smoke and Signaling Grenades
Smoke and Signaling Grenades

1-6. SMOKE HAND GRENADES Smoke hand grenades are used as ground-to-ground or ground-to-air signaling devices, target or landing zone marking devices, or screening devices for unit movements. a. M18 Colored Smoke Hand Grenade. The following is a description of the M18 colored smoke hand grenade and its components (Figure 1-7). (1) Body.

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Stun Grenades
Stun Grenades

Stun grenades were first used in 1977 by Britain's Special Air Service, an elite commando unit. In a joint operation with West Germany's GSG9 special-operations team, SAS commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa Airlines flight, which had been flown to Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Stun Grenades
Stun Grenades

Stun grenades were first used in 1977 by Britain's Special Air Service, an elite commando unit. In a joint operation with West Germany's GSG9 special-operations team, SAS commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa Airlines flight, which had been flown to Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Training Grenades
Training Grenades

This grenade is used to provide illumination of terrain and targets. Chemical. These grenades are used for incendiary, screening, signaling, training, or riot-control. Offensive. This grenade is used for blast effect. Practice and Training. These grenades are for training personnel in use, care and handling of service grenades. Nonlethal.

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