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Hand Grenades of the World

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/31/2014

For centuries, the hand grenade has proven useful for clearing out pesky enemy emplacements.

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There are a total of 36 Hand Grenades in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1984
Arges Type HG 84 (Hand Grenade)
The Arges Type HG 84 series anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade is Austrian in nature. It is a conventional hand grenad...
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1935
Breda Hand Grenade Model 1935
In 1935, just prior to World War 2, the Italian Army adopted three infantry hand grenades under the Modello 35 ("Model 35") ...
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1978
DM51 (Handgranate Spreng)
In 1978, the West German Army adopted the DM51 assault/fragmentation hand grenade. Design work on the type spanned the middle...
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2006
F1 (Hand Grenade - Australia)
F1 designates the standard fragmentation hand grenade of the modern Australian Army (otherwise known as the Australian Defens...
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1915
F1 (Hand Grenade - France)
The F1 served the French Army through World War 1 and World War 2 as a standard anti-personnel fragmentation infantry hand gr...
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1939
F1 (Hand Grenade - Soviet)
"F1" is used to designate a variety of hand grenades of modern design and of the 20th century. The Soviet Union used the F1 d...
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1985
HG 85 (Handgranate 85)
The HG 85 is a time fuse-detonated fragmentation grenade system packed with 155 grams of TNT. Each unit weighs in at 465 gram...
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1950
L2 (Grenade)
L2 marked the British military version of the American M26 fragmentation hand grenade that appeared in the early 1950s. The M...
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1950
M26 (Lemon Grenade)
When America entered World War 1 in 1917, it lacked much in the way of modern war weapons. Army forces were delivered various...
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1952
M61 (Grenade)
The M61 was a standardized fragmentation hand grenade utilized primarily by the United States and Canadian armed forces durin...
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1971
M67 (Grenade)
The M67 is a fragmentation-based hand-grenade utilized to supplement infantry actions in the field. The hand grenade concept ...
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1917
Mk 1 (Hand Grenade)
The Mk 1 series fragmentation hand grenade was issued to American troops and led a rather short operational service tenure wi...
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1915
Mk 1 / Mills Grenade (Mills Bomb)
As World War broadened across Europe following the events of 1914, design work began on a new standard hand grenade for the B...
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1918
Mk II / Mk 2 (Pineapple Hand Grenade)
The Mk II/Mk 2 series fragmentation grenade was the standard American Army infantry hand grenade from 1918 until the 1960s. P...
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1917
Model 1917 Eihandgranate (Egg Grenade / Mle 1917)
The hand grenade truly came into its own as an infantry weapon during World War 1 (1914-1918). The Germans initially relied o...
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1915
Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Stick Grenade / Potato Masher)
The Stielhandgranate was the quintessential hand grenade of the German Army in both World War 1 and World War 2. The type bec...
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1939
Model 39 Eihandgranate (Mod39) (Egg Hand Grenade)
The German Army hand grenade of choice throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) was the "Stick Grenade" ("Stielhandgranate") whose ...
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1917
No. 34 Egg Grenade
In 1917, the British Army introduced a new hand grenade as the "No. 34". The No. 34 following the new German Army "Model 1917...
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1940
No. 73 AT (N73)
The "Miracle at Dunkirk" in Northern France that saw many British and French lives saved under the threat of complete annihil...
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1990
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1982
OD/82 HE/SE
The OD/82 was adopted by the Italian Army in 1982 as its standard infantry fragmentation hand grenade. In practice, there pro...
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1935
OTO Hand Grenade Model 1935
Italian Army infantry elements of World War 2 relied on three hand grenades of varying effectiveness and designed along the s...
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1940
RPG-40
RPG-40 (ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata, translating to "hand-held tank grenade") was a standard anti-tank hand grenade uti...
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1943
RPG-43
In June of 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" beginning the East Front which would...
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1943
RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
When the German Army (and its allies) turned its attention to the Soviet Union in June of 1941 to begin "Operation Barbarossa...
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1935
SRCM Hand Grenade Model 1935 / 1938
The Italian Army of World War 2 utilized three primary hand grenade series all under the designation of "Model 1935" - the ty...
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1921
Type 10 (Grenade)
The Type 10 grenade proved the first indigenously designed and adopted fragmentation grenade for the Empire of Japan. The wea...
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1937
Type 97 (Grenade)
By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945), many national powers had standardized on an anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade...
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