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The M26 Hand Grenade

M26 Hand Grenade

 

Carrying the M26 Hand Grenade

The M26 series is in many ways an upgrade in basic principle of the Mk II. A similarly shaped, but not visibly ribbed fragmentation grenade. The M26 has a filling of Composition B contained within a sheet steel two part outer shell which covers a pre-notched fragmentation coil inner liner. The use of the inner liner creates a highly predictable fragment pattern and causality radius. The grenade was found to have problems with complete detonation of the filler, and the M26A1 featured a tetryl booster to ensure complete detonation.

Weight: 425g
Average Throwing Distance: 40m
Blast Radius: 10m
Killing Distance: 5m
Wounding Distance: 25m
 Issue: 2 per Australian infantry soldier  
 

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