M67 Grenade: The Evolution of Our Favorite Frag and How to Throw It
The earliest hand grenades were merely ceramic jars filled with Greek fire that dated back to the eighth century Byzantine Empire. The term “grenade” is drawn from the French word pomegranate. As with all contrivances we humans use to rend the mortal spark from one another, the state of the art has advanced substantially through the centuries. The hand grenade as we appreciate it today did not really come into its own until the First World War. Continued developments ultimately gave us the M67 Fragmentation Grenade in use today.
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Evolution of the M67 Frag Grenade
As recently as 1902, the British War Office declared hand grenades to be unduly dangerous for Infantry combat. Apparently nobody mentioned that to the Bosche, so the Imperial Germans perfected the early Stielhandgranate or stick …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life