WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Wed Oct 23, 2019 13:27 pm

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: US Smoke rifle grenades
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:00 am 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 22:43 pm
Posts: 81
As I read there are two different types, the M19 Smoke WP and the M20 Smoke HC.


The question is, what is the difference between the two models?

The more important questions, when were they available in the field? Around 1940?

http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/americas/ ... okewp.html

http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/americas/ ... okehc.html


Last edited by hchris on Sat Sep 10, 2011 15:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 14:35 pm 
4000+ Poster
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:20 am
Posts: 4500
Location: UK
Real Name: Sean Tighe
Group: AFRA
Links broken for me?

_________________
http://www.afra.org.uk
better by design
Image
"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "
"Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is."


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 15:49 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 21:31 pm
Posts: 672
Location: Swansea, South Wales
Real Name: Matt Price
Group: GI 44-45
M19 is filled with white phosphorus, it burns fiercely and can set cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles on fire, and cause serious burns or death.
M20 is filled with the smoke compound HC - it doesn't burn the skin but prolonged exposure can result in smoke inhalation and toxic effects..
From info on the interweb, I have seen both grenades were introduced in late 1943.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 15:59 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 22:43 pm
Posts: 81
LeMaitre wrote:
Links broken for me?


Fixed :)


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 15:59 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 22:43 pm
Posts: 81
Geronimo wrote:
M19 is filled with white phosphorus, it burns fiercely and can set cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles on fire, and cause serious burns or death.
M20 is filled with the smoke compound HC - it doesn't burn the skin but prolonged exposure can result in smoke inhalation and toxic effects..
From info on the interweb, I have seen both grenades were introduced in late 1943.



Thanks for the info...hmm....I really thought they were introduced between 1940 and 1942 :( damn


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 18:57 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 22:43 pm
Posts: 81
Btw does anybody have any pictures of a real life example for color reference?


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 19:07 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 21:31 pm
Posts: 672
Location: Swansea, South Wales
Real Name: Matt Price
Group: GI 44-45
Not brilliant but try the links for the M19 on here, would be same coulour as the M15 WP grenade or the M18 Smoke Grenades..
https://sites.google.com/site/stingraysworld0explosives/m19-smoke


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: