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Eurometaal Nr20

Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade

Eurometaal Nr20

Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Eurometaal Nr20 Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade was developed to a specific Royal Netherlands Army requirement.
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ORIGIN: Netherlands
YEAR: 1990
MANUFACTURER(S): Eurometaal - Netherlands
OPERATORS: Netherlands
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Fuze delay; Manually-Actuated; Thrown
CALIBER(S): Not Applicable
LENGTH (OVERALL): 104 millimeters (4.09 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 0.86 pounds (0.39 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Not Applicable
RATE-OF-FIRE: 1 rounds-per-minute
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 16 feet (5 meters; 5 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Nr20 - Base Series Designation
• Nr20 C1 - Improved Version


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Eurometaal Nr20 Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade.  Entry last updated on 9/23/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Eurometaal Nr20 series fragmentation hand grenade was developed for service with the Royal Netherlands Army as an anti-personnel weapon. It is a conventional, thrown weapon through-and-through, utilizing a mechanical fuse (Nr19C3/20C1 series) with pyrotechnic delay detonation mechanism and a filling comprised of a high-explosive charge and small steel balls. The body is made of plastic. Its lethal radius measures approximately 16.5 feet and the grenade features a 3- to 4-second delay. Overall length is 103mm with a diameter measuring 60mm. The Nr20C1 is a follow-up design to the original offering and sports a length of 105mm with a 62mm diameter.

Activation is by way of safety pin removal which produced the action needed to engage the striker spring, firing pin, and striker mechanism. Internally, there is a flash charge, intermediate charge, and main charge. The grenades are transported in a hard case which can hold up to 18 grenades.