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 Post subject: Grenade markings
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 19:18 pm 
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I have been wondering for quite some time, what do those red XXXX markings mean on the British grenades?

I saw them on the No36, PIAT and No69. I read they indicate that those rounds were intended for the tropical climate?

I feel almost ashamed to ask this question :oops:

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Yes, it means they are filled and sealed for tropical service.

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hchris wrote:
I have been wondering for quite some time, what do those red XXXX markings mean on the British grenades?

I saw them on the No36, PIAT and No69. I read they indicate that those rounds were intended for the tropical climate?

I feel almost ashamed to ask this question :oops:

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http://members.shaw.ca/dwlynn/Markings. ... mmonwealth


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 17:58 pm 
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Hants Fortress RE wrote:
hchris wrote:
I have been wondering for quite some time, what do those red XXXX markings mean on the British grenades?

I saw them on the No36, PIAT and No69. I read they indicate that those rounds were intended for the tropical climate?

I feel almost ashamed to ask this question :oops:

Some examples.


Enjoy....

http://members.shaw.ca/dwlynn/Markings. ... mmonwealth



Thanks, this this leads to the conclusion grenades/PIAT bombs issued in Europe don't have those XXXXX and X-X-X-X markings?


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No, not true.

All it means is that they can be used in tropical theatres as well as temperate ones.

I don't think I've ever seen a No.36 without the tropical markings.

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