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  letsfightterrorism.com - What is a hand grenade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
What is a hand grenade – well in a nutshell it is a weapon of war and a lethal one to for such a small exploding device.
The possibility of survival of being in the path of a detonated hand grenade is pretty slim.To this day we still salute those who died for their country in the 1914 war.
Grenades are so powerful that when they explode they cause so much damage to the area of which they have been thrown or aimed at.
www.letsfightterrorism.com /Terrorism/Letsfight_Terrorism/What_is_a_hand_grenade   (332 words)

  
  Hand grenade Summary
The word "grenade" is derived from the Old French (pome) grenate ("pomegranate"), in reference to the general size of early grenades, and because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit.
Classical "pineapple" grenades, such as the Mills bomb, used smokeless powder and cast-iron shells, which (in theory) would fragment along deliberately-cast weak points in the shell—although the pattern on the grenade body was actually intended to allow the user to have a firm grip on the grenade.
Nils Waltersen Aasen, the inventor of the hand grenade
www.bookrags.com /Hand_grenade   (4559 words)

  
  Hand grenade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "grenade" is derived from the Old French (pome) grenate ("pomegranate"), in reference to the general size of early grenades, and because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit.
Grenades are often used in the field to construct booby-traps, using some action of the intended target (such as opening a door, or starting an auto) to trigger the grenade.
Classical "pineapple" grenades, such as the Mills bomb, used smokeless powder and cast-iron shells, which (in theory) would fragment along deliberately-cast weak points in the shell—although the pattern on the grenade body was actually intended to allow the user to have a firm grip on the grenade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hand_grenade   (4501 words)

  
 Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although a minor gag in the film, the Holy Hand Grenade (as it is more popularly known) has gone on to be one of the most frequently referred to elements of Monty Python humour, notably in computer and RPG games, and also with TV and other movie references.
The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is a visual satire of a type of royal regalia known as a globus cruciger, specifically the Sovereign's Orb of the United Kingdom.
The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was a "sacred relic" carried by Franciscan monk Brother Maynard and is used near the film's conclusion to destroy a killer rabbit that blocks the path of King Arthur and his hapless Knights Errant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holy_Hand_Grenade_of_Antioch   (1235 words)

  
 Hand grenade - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The word "grenade" is derived from the Spanish granada ("pomegranate"), in reference to the general size of early grenades, and because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit.
The origin of the hand grenade is not a cohesive history, but rather involves the use of lightly ported, approximately fist-sized containers filled with noxious, explosive, or flammable substance, and designed to be thrown to release the held substance on impact with destructive effect.
Nils Waltersen Aasen, the inventor of the hand grenade
www.voyager.in /Hand_grenade   (3556 words)

  
 Hand Grenades
Hand grenades are the most used explosive munition during intense combat in urban areas.
Stun hand grenades are used as diversionary or distraction devices during building and room clearing operations when the presence of noncombatants is likely or expected and the assaulting element is attempting to achieve surprise.
The M84 stun hand grenade is designed to be thrown into a room (through an open door, a standard glass window, or other opening) to deliver a loud bang and bright flash sufficient enough to temporarily disorient personnel in the room.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/munitions/grenade.htm   (1140 words)

  
 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Grenades
As an attack or raid reached an enemy trench the grenadiers would be responsible for racing down the trench and throwing grenades into each dugout they passed: this invariably succeeded in purging dugouts of their human occupants in an attempt at surrender (often not accepted as they were promptly shot or stabbed).
Rifle grenades were simply attached to a rod and placed down the barrel of a rifle, or instead placed in a cup attached to the barrel, and were launched by the blast of a blank cartridge.
Those grenades used by storm troopers utilised the shortest time fuse: a mere two seconds (so that their targets were given no time to seek shelter from the resultant explosion).
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/grenades.htm   (1710 words)

  
 Electronic hand grenade - Patent 4066019
The electronic hand grenade as in claim 5, wherein for each type of hand grenade an outermost of said bodies is uniformly of a same size independent of a total number of the other of said concentrically arranged bodies.
Aside from the fact that this type of hand grenade was very cumbersome and heavy and could be thrown only a relatively short distance, it was possible for the opposition to exactly estimate the detonation time and to take counter measures, whereby quite frequently the effect desired to be achieved led to no avail.
Preferably for all kinds of such hand grenades (thus those with three, four, five, or more, explosive devices) the outermost shell body 23 is formed with the same size, so that the number of explosive charges cannot be determined or estimated by a difference in size.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4066019.html   (3059 words)

  
 Deep Fire M26A1 Airsoft BB Hand Grenade
The shell plates are blown clear away from the core of the grenade, creating a fragmentation effect in addition to the flying BBs!
The M26 grenade is in many ways an upgrade of the MK2.
This is the Deep Fire M26 Gas Grenade which realistically replicates the real-deal, although not as deadly as the real one obviously.
www.airsplat.com /Items/AC-UP-DF-SW002.htm   (371 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: hand grenade
A hand grenade is a melon flavored alcoholic beverage sold at Tropical Isles on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
When I saw the slightest hint of boredom in her eyes, I busted out a hand grenade that would have had the vietcong shaking in their boots.
This is the hand grenade, and is used around the world to evoke a mixture of both pain and pleasure.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=hand+grenade   (545 words)

  
 Federal Bureau of Investigation - Press Room - Headline Archives
The hand grenade failed to detonate, thankfully, as the red handkerchief wrapped tightly around it didn't allow the firing pin to deploy fast enough.
The agents analyzed the grenade, mapped the crime scene, and obtained a DNA sample from the handkerchief, which gave us a genetic profile of the attacker.
On January 11, Arutyunian was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the grenade attack and for killing the Georgian police officer.
www.fbi.gov /page2/jan06/grenadeattack011106.htm   (644 words)

  
 Combined Rifle/Hand Grenades.
Grenades that need to be launched by a blank or ballistite cartridge may still be encountered, particularly for riot munitions where live rounds traveling down range is undesirable.
When using a ballistite fired grenade many modern rifles require the gas port of the barrel to be closed before firing which necessitates that the bolt be manually operated.
I think that the most practical approach to produce a Rifle/Hand grenade is not to adapt a Hand grenade to rifle launch but to adapt a rifle grenade design to hand throwing.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/RifleHandgrenades.html   (1845 words)

  
 Hand Grenades
Stun hand grenades are used as diversionary or distraction devices during building and room clearing operations when the presence of noncombatants is likely or expected and the assaulting element is attempting to achieve surprise.
Once the grenade is thrown, the pressure on the safety lever is released, and the striker is forced to rotate on its axis by the striker spring, throwing the safety lever off.
The M84 diversionary/flash-bang stun hand grenade is designed to be thrown into a room (through an open door, a standard glass window, or other opening) where it delivers a loud bang (170 to 180 decibels at 5 feet) and bright flash (1.5 to 2.5 million CP) sufficient to temporarily disorient personnel in the room.
www.inetres.com /gp/military/infantry/grenade/hand.html   (3721 words)

  
 Articles - Hand grenade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Early grenades were usually made of metal, ceramics, or primitive glass and could contain any sort of dangerous or unpleasant substance, ranging from botanical or animal toxins, skin irritants, lye, acids, flammable naphtha, petroleum and unstable gunpowder, diseased matter, or parasite eggs (such as locusts, lice, fleas).
Grenades are often used in the field to construct booby-traps, using some action of the intended target (such as opening a door, or starting an auto) to trigger the grenade.
However in tear gas grenades the filler is generally 80 to 120 grams of CS riot control agent combined with a pyrotechnic composition which burns to generate an aerosol of CS-laden smoke.
www.lastring.com /articles/Hand_grenade   (4761 words)

  
 Using Hand Grenades
Hand grenades are used extensively during combat in urban areas.
Hand grenades are the most used explosive munition during intense combat in urban areas.
The M84 stun hand grenade is designed to be thrown into a room (through an open door, a standard glass window, or other opening) to deliver a loud bang and bright flash sufficient enough to temporarily disorient personnel in the room.
www.inetres.com /gp/military/infantry/grenade/use.html   (1795 words)

  
 US Hand Grenades
Some of these grenades, as with the TH M14 thermite (bottom center, and enlarged bottom left without fuze), come with metal straps which prevent rolling, and an M200A1 igniting fuse with only about 2 seconds of delay after safety lever release.
A grenade works exactly the same way, the main essential difference being that the grenade's fuze is lighted by a mechanical device rather than a match.
When the grenade is thrown (safety lever released), a spring throws off the safety lever and rotates the striker into the primer.
www.rt66.com /~korteng/SmallArms/grenades.htm   (933 words)

  
 Hand Grenade - www.canadiansoldiers.com
While the rifle grenade is remembered today as an invention of the First World War, English muskets in the late 1600s were actually modified to become grenade projectors and may have been produced up until the late 1800s.
Grenades were designed primarily to be thrown and therefore were small in size.
Most grenades were issued with the fuze and primer already in place; unlike the earlier M36 grenades, for example, which had to be manually fitted with a fuze by the soldiers in the field.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Hand_Grenade   (1470 words)

  
 grenade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the manual, Hand Bombers of 1918, the fuze delay time was stated as, "...it burns for 5 seconds plus or minus 3/5 second." The MK l body was fl in color being coated in a non-acid paint.
This unique feature was the case in all TNT based grenades to include the MK I. In each of the TNT grenades a small wooden plug was fitted into the body and thus must first be removed and the items "fuzed up" for use.
Grenade development continued in the United States where in the 50's a version that became known as the M26 series was manufactured.
www.texasmuseum.org /grenade.htm   (2540 words)

  
 Russian Gas Hand Grenade (WWI) - Inert-Ord.net
Russia was one of the few nations to have hand grenades in the field at the beginning of W.W.I. There were impact fuze types as well as time delay designs.
Gas grenades in general are designed to clear bunkers and trenches (or for riot control in civilian use).
The safety ring was to slide off the handle as the grenade was thrown and remain in the thrower's hand.
www.inert-ord.net /russ02i/gas/index.html   (644 words)

  
 Scenario paintball - tactical hand grenades
All the F-Bomb line of paintball hand grenades are guaranteed to work 99% of the time due to the super-high pressure paint packed into the rubber body.
The earliest paintball hand grenades were actually explosive devices that used a charge to blast paint in every direction.
The main cause of paintball grenade failure is that the grenade often lands too softly, either because the thrower doesn't give the grenade enough loft or because the grenade hits branches, leaves and other squishy material before coming to rest.
www.specialopspaintball.com /articles/paintball_hand_grenades.asp   (967 words)

  
 CNN.com - Grenade near Bush 'was live' - May 19, 2005
"A hand grenade was tossed in the general direction of the main stage and landed within 100 feet of the podium," Paarmann said in the statement on the U.S. Embassy's Web site.
"From initial qualified inspection, this hand grenade appears to be a live device that simply failed to function due to a light strike on the blasting cap induced by a slow deployment of the spoon activation device," Paarmann added in the statement.
The grenade was wrapped in a "dark tartan-colored cloth," the embassy statement said.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/05/18/bush.georgia/index.html   (532 words)

  
 Zen Hand Grenade Simulator (ZEN HE36S) for Military, Defense and Police Forces Training
Instead of using actual grenades, which are dangerous and expensive, simulated grenades with the same characteristics are employed.
The simulator compels trainees to exercise necessary caution in dealing with hand grenades by inflicting a small burn wound, should the HE36s explode in his hand.
It helps the trainee perfect his lobbing techniques so that the grenades have maximum efficacy.
zentechnologies.com /zen_hand_grenade_simulator.html   (129 words)

  
 Outgunned by rifle grenades "up close" on the battlefield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The enemy has always had rifle grenades, after WWII added Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) that can be carried loaded in their reusable-launchers which have distinct firing grips at-the-ready and fired as soon as you stop to aim.
The rifle grenade can be practiced on in training using blanks and practice rifle grenades to achieve a high level of accuracy at a very low-cost, that means EVERY Soldier can be proficient with their use...
The grenade can be fired with completely normal ammunition, whereby in case of ball, the projectile remains and the grenade brings it away to a safe distance.
www.combatreform.com /riflehandgrenades.htm   (7899 words)

  
 Hand Grenade Handgranate
The most famous german hand grenade is probably the Stielhandgranate 24 ("stick hand grenade"), often referred to as the stick grenade or the potato masher by allied soldiers.
A smaller handgrenade was the Eihandgranate 39 ("egg hand grenade").
This method to attach the AT grenade to the tank proved to be less practical than intended, the weapon proved rather unsuccessful and unpopular, therefore further developments centered around the Hafthohlladung which seemed more promising.
www.geocities.com /Augusta/8172/panzerfaust9.htm   (2264 words)

  
 Hand grenade animation - from the politically incorrect alphabet
Might want to put it under "H" instead for "Hand grenade." Which also brings to mind "L" for Landmine....
I agree with 'Hand' grenade - it distinguishes it from other types of grenade, and it's what we called them in play as kids - and so have moved this message to H. Ahh, the power.
In the enlarged view the hand grenade can be seen in operation...
homepage.ntlworld.com /watson-jones/alphabet/handgrenade.html   (178 words)

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