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 Post subject: Grenades?
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 16:43 pm 
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Is there a copy of the WWII frag grenade out there that looks the part? The one from SoF looks to me like a later type. Am I correct? The spoon looks wrong to me but I'm no expert.


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You could try asking Colonel Blimp-his pal Mike makes good repro grenades but I can't remember what type and also try
tommypackfillers.com
Geoff carefoot makes good grenades!
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I intend to get my grenades from www.relics.org.uk

They seem to look the part! But does anyone know how much a US M2 Fragmentation Grenade weighs?

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Relics do "all metal" replicas which are much better than the cheaper resin ones. I'd be careful with resin ones as the wear and tear of field life will make em look shabby PDQ. Especially with you cowboy gangster Amerikan types who insist on wearing them about your person ;-)

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Ok thanks for the info Ranger-99.

I know troopers in the 101st were issued 4 grenades each (I found this on Mark Bandos website - trigger time) but does anyone know whether these 4 grenades were all Frag, 2 frag and 1 white phosphorus and one smoke etc?

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p.s. relics.org.uk sell what they call 'U.S. WWII/Korean fragmentation grenades' at £11 if you look under the USA grenades section!


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Thanks for your replies. I've found this site,very useful, esp. the fake grenade warning link. http://members.shaw.ca/dwlynn/tgrm.htm


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White phosphorus and smoke are both intended for the same job. The only difference is the white phos burns forever, they were not designed to kill the enemy with although they are rather good at it. It is against the geneva convention to kill enemy soldiers with phosphorus grenades.
I threw one during my time in the Army -horrible it was.

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Looks like Relics have added a few more grenades to their inventory since I last checked a few months back.

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Hand Grenades

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They're selling pineapple, lemon and baseball grenades for £14.95.

Postage is £6.95 though. Best to club together. Or find someone living nearby.

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thehellrazor wrote:
Ok thanks for the info Ranger-99.

I know troopers in the 101st were issued 4 grenades each (I found this on Mark Bandos website - trigger time) but does anyone know whether these 4 grenades were all Frag, 2 frag and 1 white phosphorus and one smoke etc?

Cheers



p.s. relics.org.uk sell what they call 'U.S. WWII/Korean fragmentation grenades' at £11 if you look under the USA grenades section!


HI RAMSEY

I THINK TROOPERS WOULD HAVE TAKEN AS MANY AS THEY WANTED/COULD CARRY.
I HAVE READ ACCOUNTS OF GUYS THROWING UP TO OR MORE OF 6 GRENADES IN ONE GO OVER HEDGEROWS AND THEN LEGGING IT!
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Tailspin wrote:
Hand Grenades

!!!CLICK HERE!!!

They're selling pineapple, lemon and baseball grenades for £14.95.

Postage is £6.95 though. Best to club together. Or find someone living nearby.

Paul


Not the right type for WW2 though!

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Tailspin wrote:
Hand Grenades

!!!CLICK HERE!!!

They're selling pineapple, lemon and baseball grenades for £14.95.

Postage is £6.95 though. Best to club together. Or find someone living nearby.

Paul


Not the right type for WW2 though!


Really? Damn. Hopefully I may find one or two at Beltring.

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http://www.inert-ord.net/usa03a/index.html

this is a good site for info. you will notice that the Surplus website has the top of the 'spoon' facing away from you in the picture, as that is the most obviuos difference (but I'm sure they didnt mean to.) and the slope of the shoulders is wrong. They are post war RFX training grenades.

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I'm actually looking for post war grenades too. But not training ones. ;)

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