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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.


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.


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.
   N4 Ignition tube4-5 sec.

German: p. 323

Nebelhandgranate 39: Smoke Hand Grenade 39

Nebelhandgranate 39: Smoke Hand Grenade 39This grenade closely resembles the high explosive stick grenade 24 in external form and size. However, instead of the high explosive filling this grenade is filled with a smoke mixture. There are eight holes in the base of the head through which the smoke escapes. The handle has three horizontal corrugations at the screw cap end to assist in differentiation by touch. Upon activation, smoke is emitted for a period of two minutes, forming an effective screen for machine gun nests and pillboxes.

Total weight        1 lb., 14 ozs.
Overall length  14 ins.
Igniter B. Z. 39
   N4 ignition tube 7 sec.
Filling (HC) mixture zinc and hexachlorethane
Color Olive drab
Markings White band 8 inches wide around center of handle and lettering Nb. Hgr. 39 stencilled in white around the body above a broken white band.

German: p. 322