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Eurometaal Nr20

Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade [ 1990 ]

The Eurometaal Nr20 Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade was developed to a specific Royal Netherlands Army requirement.

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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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade

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Fire Support
Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.

Overall Length
104 mm
4.09 in
Empty Wgt
0.86 lb
0.39 kg

Not Applicable


Fuze delay; Manually-Actuated; Thrown

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Rounds / Feed

Single Use
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Max Eff.Range
16 ft
(5 m | 5 yd)

Nr20 - Base Series Designation
Nr20 C1 - Improved Version

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