German Granade. Both soldiers have model 1938 gas mask canisters. The very distinctive appearance led to its being called a stick grenade, or a potato masher in british army slang, and is today one of the most easily recognized infantry weapons of the 20th century.
It was developed in the 1970's by diehl to replace all grenades in german service with a single type. Germany’s best know grenade is commonly called the potato masher due to it being shaped much like a kitchen tool. The dm51 is an offensive/defensive hand grenade of german origin.
It Is Used In The Armies Of Austria, Germany And Switzerland.
German stick grenades, also german egg grenades.m24,m43 and smoke grenades made from multi piece metal and wool, fuse and sting pull included. As a grenadier he served in serbia, france and russia. There were a number of different stielhandgrenaten (stick hand grenades).
Instant, 1, 4.5, 7.5 Or 10 Second Delay.
Several types of pistol grenades were developed and used by the german army in ww2. The model 39 eihandgranate, m39 or eierhandgranate 39 (egg hand grenade) was a german fragmentation hand grenade introduced in 1939 and produced until the end of world war ii. Drafting able bodied men between 16 and 60 years to be trained as members of the (home guard) nazi volkssturm on the panzerfaust grenade launcher to defend or slow the russian advance on.
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Reuploaded with permission from naeqirlle. The development of a new weapon in west germany. Note that it takes a serrated metal sleeve to make the german grenade anywhere near effective as a shrapnel producer.
The Model 24 Grenade And The Mauser 98K Are Ubiquitous And Famous German Infantry Weapons.
The grenade could be thrown up to 50 m and was carried in greater numbers, quite often in sandbags. Engineered like the original, and operates like the original:. For these specific grenades existed two different weapons, the normal smooth bore flare pistol, and the rifled barrel kampfpistole.
The Stielhandgranate Is German For Stick Hand Grenade.
Volkssturm” panzerfaust ww2 berlin nazi germany second world war world war ii “volkssturm” german home guard hitler's desperate decree of september 25, 1944; The first were fielded in 1915. It was developed in the 1970's by diehl to replace all grenades in german service with a single type.