MANUFACTURER(S): Eurometaal - Netherlands
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)
RATE-OF-FIRE: 1 rounds-per-minute
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 16 feet (5 meters; 5 yards)
Detailing the development and operational history of the Eurometaal Nr20 Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade.
Entry last updated on 9/23/2016.
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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.