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Eurometaal Nr20

Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade

The Eurometaal Nr20 Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade was developed to a specific Royal Netherlands Army requirement.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/23/2016
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Year: 1990
Manufacturer(s): Eurometaal - Netherlands
Roles: Area Effect;
Action: Fuze delay; Manually-Actuated; Thrown
Caliber(s): Not Applicable
Sights: Not Applicable
Overall Length: 104 mm (4.09 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 0.86 lb (0.39 kg)
Rate-of-Fire: 1 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range: 16 ft (5 m; 5 yd)
Operators: Netherlands
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.

Variants / Models

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