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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 15:41 pm 
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I read a lot about this anti tank grenade and how it was used, but the question is, when was it introduced to the troops? Around 1941?

http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/europe/un ... /no74.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:14 pm 
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It was I believe issued late 1940 early 41 not 100% sure on that but it would be around then

It when out of use rather quickly around late 1943 with introductions of other weapons to replace it
As it wasn't very good

The him guard carried on using It until they were disbanded


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I assume this type of grenade caused quite a lot of causality to those who had to throw it, the fuze I believe was about 4 seconds. I was talking to a woman who said that a relative was killed during the war with a grenade during a training exercise, although I know a few instances of troops being injured or killed with the Mills grenade the sticky was more dangerous.


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This film was made 1941, which includes it - "Ten Tips For Tackling Tanks": https://heroesandgenerals.com/forums/to ... anks-1941/


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I remember reading about a lad in the home guard

he was training with the no74 sticky
he pulled the pin out on the range ready to throw it at a makeshift tank he lowered his arm to throw it
unforchantely the sticky bomb stuck to his trousers, he had to keep hold of the safety handle that stops it from detonating and get his trousers off somehow
he did do it and survived the war

so after that I think the decided to get rid of them for the no82 "gammon" grenade as the new AT grenade


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They were used as late as 1944, at Arnhem.
They have relics recovered in the Hartenstein Hotel, Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek.


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minibane wrote:
I remember reading about a lad in the home guard

he was training with the no74 sticky
he pulled the pin out on the range ready to throw it at a makeshift tank he lowered his arm to throw it
unforchantely the sticky bomb stuck to his trousers, he had to keep hold of the safety handle that stops it from detonating and get his trousers off somehow
he did do it and survived the war

so after that I think the decided to get rid of them for the no82 "gammon" grenade as the new AT grenade


Or the old sock stuffed with TNT and coated with axle grease!! :shock:


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