Tag Archive for 'granate'

Blendkörper 1H u. 2H: Smoke Grenades

Blendkörper 1H u. 2H: Smoke GrenadesThese grenades are made in the form of glass flasks. Model 1H is a single container; Model 2H includes an inner glass tube filled with a solution of calcium chloride. The body of each grenade is filled with titanium tetrachloride which vaporizes, upon contact with the air. The calcium chloride permits the second model to operate at low relative humidity, whereas the first model produces a thin fog unless the air is quite moist. Both models discharge upon impact with any hard object.

1H

Overall length       6 ins.
Maximum diameter 2 1/2 ins.
Total weight 13.2 ozs.
Filling (FM) Titanium Tetrachloride
Weight of filling 10.6 ozs.

2H

Overall length       4.8 ins.
Maximum diameter 2 1/2 ins.
Total weight 17 ozs.
Filling & filling weight
   Outer flask 10 oz. titanium tetrachloride
   Inner flask 1.3 oz. aqueous solution of calcium chloride

German: p. 323

Nebelhandgranate 41: Smoke Hand Grenade 41 and Prototype

Nebelhandgranate 41: Smoke Hand Grenade 41 and PrototypeThe prototype of this grenade is comprised of the body of the smoke hand grenade 39 with a synthetic resin adapter to hold the B. Z. E. igniter. The Model 41 is of similar construction but the body has been modified so that the igniter fits into a small central neck without the use of an adapter. There are only two smoke holes instead of eight. The friction igniter operates with a 4-5 second delay, setting off a 2-minute smoke discharge.

Overall length       4.7 ins.
Maximum diameter2.3 ins.
ColorOlive drab
Total weight21 ozs.
Filling(HC) type mixture. Zinc and Hexachiorethane
IgniterB. Z. E.
Delay
   N4 Ignition tube4-5 sec.

German: p. 323

Shaving Stick Grenade

Shaving Stick GrenadeThis is a thin-cased offensive type grenade with a B. Z. E. friction igniter screwed into the top. The cylindrical body is made of aluminum and painted yellow. There are two models of this grenade, one 3 5/8 inches long and the other 4 inches long. This grenade may also be used as a booby trap by the insertion of a D. Z. 35 Pressure Igniter. To operate the grenade, the head of the igniter is unscrewed and pulled, drawing the wire through the friction composition and igniting the delay pellet. The grenade is then thrown and after a 4-5 second delay, the delay element initiates the detonator.

Overall length        3 5/8 or 4 ins.
Color Yellow body with blue igniter head
Maximum diameter 2 ins.
Igniter B. Z. E.
Delay 4-5 sec.

German: p. 322

Eierhandgranate 39: Egg-Type Hand Grenade Model 39

Eierhandgranate 39: Egg-Type Hand Grenade Model 39This grenade consists of a thin egg-shaped case filled with an explosive charge, and a friction type igniter with a delay pellet. The upper end of the friction wire in the igniter is attached to a disc in the head which screws on to the top of the body. In operation, the head is unscrewed and pulled, drawing the wire through the friction composition and igniting the delay pellet. After a delay of from 4 to 5 seconds the pellet initiates the detonator which in turn sets off the explosive filler.

This type hand grenade has been used as a booby trap by fitting a non-delay friction igniter which can be identified by its left-hand threads.

Overall length       3 ins.
Maximum diameter 2 ins.
Color Black body with blue igniter head
Weight of explosive filler 3.85 oz.
Weight 12 ozs.
Igniter B. Z. 39
Delay       4-5 sec.

German: p. 321

Gewehr Propaganda Granate: Propaganda Rifle Grenade

Gewehr Propaganda Granate: Propaganda Rifle GrenadeThis grenade which is used for propaganda purposes consists of a cylindrical steel body with a pre-rifled base and a removable ballistic cap. The base of the grenade contains a 9-second delay fuze and an ejecting charge covered by a cardboard disc to prevent moisture from causing deterioration. Leaflets are inserted in two steel packing covers held loosely inside the case, and then the case and cap are varnished to protect them from rust. On firing, the flash from the propelling cartridge ignites the fuze and approximately 9 seconds later the ejecting charge explodes, blowing off the cap and forcing the leaflets out of the nose of the projectile.

Overall length        5.7 ins.
Total weight 8 ozs.
Weight without leaflets 7 ozs.
Delay 9 sec.
Range 500 yds.

German: p. 318