Sprengpatrone für Kampfpistole: H.E. Cartridge for 27 mm: Ammunition for 27 mm Signal Pistol

Sprengpatrone für Kampfpistole: H.E. Cartridge for 27 mm: Ammunition for 27 mm Signal PistolThis grenade consists of a die cast aluminum container which encases a steel tube containing the explosive charge. Into the steel tube is screwed a direct action nose fuze with a protruding striker head. The striker is held away from the detonator by six steel balls kept in position by a steel collar supported on three aluminum pins. The creep spring separates the striker and primer beneath which is a booster separated from the main filling by an empty air space. The black powder propelling charge is contained in a cup with a lead Styphnate primer. The grenade has grooves on the aluminum body fitting the rifling of the Kampfpistole from which it is discharged.


Overall length        3 ins.
Color Unpainted aluminum
Weight of complete round 5 ozs.
Weight of projectile 3 1/2 ozs.
Filler PETN/Wax
Weight of filler .77 oz.
Propellant Graphited black powder

German: p. 325

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