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Arges Type HG 84 (Hand Grenade)

Fragmentation Hand Grenade

The Type HG 84 series hand grenade is an improvement upon the Type HG 78 series by Arges of Austria.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 10/3/2017
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Year: 1984
Manufacturer(s): Arges - Austria
Roles: Area Effect; Specialized Role;
Action: Timed Fuse Explosive; Thrown
Caliber(s): Not Applicable
Sights: Not Applicable
Operators: Afghanistan; Austria; Pakistan
The Arges Type HG 84 series anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade is Austrian in nature. It is a conventional hand grenade system designed to inflict massive damage against soft targets within its blast radius, spraying shrapnel out to a distance of 30 meters at speed. The Type HG 84 ("Hand Grenade 84") was developed to replace the HG 78 series and is considered an improved form of the original weapon.

Externally, the HG 84 is a traditionally designed hand grenade with a rounded, egg-shaped body. The fuse is actuated by removal of the pull ring and safety to which the grenade is then thrown against a target area. Range is as far as the thrower can lob it though detonation can propel shrapnel over 100 yards. The HG 84 features a ribbed outer body and a small profile for a sure one-handed grip.

The HG 84 family also includes the lighter OFF HG Type 84 ("OFFensive Hand Grenade Type 84") which sports a smooth outer body and features a plastic core without fragments. This version is also produced by Arges of Austria as well as Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) of Pakistan (as the "84-P2A1").

Variants / Models

• Type HG 84 - Base Series Designation
• Type OFF HG 84 - "OFFensive Hand Grenade 84"; lighter design; plastic core sans fragments; smooth exterior.
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