Dummy Hand Grenade
| Dummy Hand Grenades
These dummy Hand Grenades, Baseball grenade, Lemon grenade Pineapple grenade, are all inert, hollow body and made of cast iron with a hole in the bottom (the spring kit is not included) and they do NOT contain any explosives.
Hand grenades have the following main parts:
- The body contains the filler and, in some grenades, also provides the fragmentation;
- The filler is the chemical or explosive substance in the grenade, which determines the grenade's use and characteristics;
- The fuse assembly causes the grenade to function by igniting or detonating the filler.
A - Baseball Hand Grenade:
3-piece full cast steel body dummy M33 baseball type grenade, often used in Vietnam, with removable fuse assembly, spoon, pin and ring.
The body of the real M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenade (aka baseball M-67 hand grenade) is a 2.5-inch diameter steel sphere designed to burst into numerous fragments when detonated. It produces casualties within an effective range of 49.5 feet (15 meters) by the high velocity projection of fragments. The grenade body contains 6.5 ounces of high explosive. Each grenade is fitted with a fuse that activates the explosive charge.
B - Lemon Hand Grenade:
The M61 grenade is a fragmentation hand grenade used by the US Armed Forces in the Vietnam War. This cast iron dummy features 3-pieces - removable fuse assembly, spoon, ring and pin.
The real M61 (aka lemon hand grenade) has a thin sheet steel wall enclosing a notched steel coil and explosive core. When the grenade explodes, the coil shatters into high-velocity fragments that can cause casualties up to 15 metres away. It is sometimes referred to as a 'lemon' grenade, because of its shape. The M204 fuse delay is completely contained, resulting in an almost silent fuze which didn't emit sparks or smoke. 4-5 seconds delay.
The M61 incorporates a secondary safety feature called the "Jungle Clip". It is secondary a back-up safety device, used to clamp the lever to the grenade in the event that the pin is accidentally pulled. While never a design intent, grenade safety levers have long been used as a convenient carry hook, clipped over web gear. Experience during the Vietnam war showed that jungle growth had an unfortunate tendency to snag hand grenade safety pins. The first model featured a simple add-on wire part. When unhooked it remains attached to the grenade. The grenade requires two separate arming actions, pulling the pin, and releasing the jungle clip, prior to throwing the grenade.
C - Pineapple Hand grenade:
This type grenade was used in WWII and features a 3-piece full size cast steel body dummy Mark II pineapple grenade with removable fuse assembly, spoon, pin and ring.
The real Mk 2 grenade(aka pineapple grenade hand MK II) is a fragmentation hand grenade used by the US armed forces during World War II and in later conflicts including the Vietnam War. It was phased out gradually, the US Navy being the last users. It was generally replaced by the M67 and M61 grenades. The Mk 2 was commonly known as a 'pineapple' grenade, because of its distinctive shape. Grooves were cut into the cast iron shell to aid in gripping the grenade - this provision gave it the appearance of a pineapple fruit. A common misconception is that the grooves aided fragmentation of the grenade, which they do not. The detonator was initially replaced by a small length of safety fuse terminated with a black powder igniter charge.
A hand grenade is a small hand-held bomb designed to be thrown. The word 'grenade' is derived from the Old French (pome) grenate ('pomegranate'), in reference to the general size of early grenades, and because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit. Grenadiers were originally soldiers who specialized in throwing grenades. The first grenade was invented in China, when Chinese soldiers packed gunpowder into ceramic and/or metal containers.
Stun grenades, also called NFDDs (Noise and Flash Diversionary Devices), 'flash & bang' grenades, flashbangs, flash grenades, or occasionally flashcrashes, were originally designed for the British Special Air Service as an incapacitant. Stun grenades are used to confuse, disorient, or momentarily distract a potential threat for up to five seconds.
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