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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 20:47 pm 
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but which did the most damage - US pineapple or German stick?

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Doctor Bob wrote:
Sorry if this has been asked before, but which did the most damage - US pineapple or German stick?

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hi bob
my understanding any frag grenade- very dangerous- hence the term defensive grenade

german stick- blast grenade-able to be thrown and followed in in attack- US had similar blast grenade for offensive actions

germans added frag sleeve to stick grenade mid/late war to uprate its effectiveness

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I think it is generally accepted that the US Pinaple Grenade was more effective than the German Stick Grenade.

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Lethality, yes a heavy bodied frag grenade (US pineapple, Brit No.36 or Soviet F1) was more effective.

However, its much easier to throw a potato masher and you can throw them much further.

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But can you blow them out the end of a rifle?

Plus, the german grenade took up more room, so you get less in a box and can carry less of them....

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True, you can't launch a Stielhandgranate from the end of a rifle, but rifle grenades are sooo last war :D

The Soviets had got rid of theirs pre-WW2 and the British also made limited use of them in WW2 and not many nations kept them beyond WW2, except for using in anti-riot capacity (with CS etc)

So rifle grenades, great for trench warfare, not so good for the more mobile warfare of WW2.

Bulkier to carry, yes, I suppose so but given the (real) weight of pineapples (etc), the real amount you'd carry probably equates to the same thing. I don't think I'd want to carry more than say four of any sort for long periods. Can you carry four Stielhandgranate, probably.

One or two grenades per man seems to have been the norm for nearly everyone, unless you are sitting still with a big box of them in the bottom of a foxhole.

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Are you telling me all the N00b-tubers on CoD WaW are Farbs?! :lol:

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Yes, carrying 250 grenades is unrealistic :)

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