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APPENDIX P SMOKE GRENADES

 
  
 
SB 742-1
nonlethal-type munition that contains red smoke mixture. The
grenade consists of rubber body assembly, an M227E1 fuze,
SMOKE GRENADES
and a filling of RS red smoke mixture. The grenade weighs 390
P-1. Item description.
grams (approximately 1 lb), and is 3-1/2 inches in diameter.
The gray grenade body is made of two rubber hemispheres
a. DODACs: 1330-
vulcanized together. The top half of the grenade contains the
fuze, and the bottom half contains the filling hole and the
G869
G932
G945
exhaust port. The grenade is filled with approximately 165
G872
G935
G950
grams of RS mixture.
G874
G937
G955
G900
G940
G982
h. Grenade, Hand, Smoke, TA, M83 (G982).  This is a
G930
burning type grenade used to generate smoke for screening
activities of small units. The grenade body is a cylinder of thin
b. Ammunition Type:
sheet metal. It is filled with TA smoke mixture. The grenade is
Grenade,
Hand, Smoke, M18
fuzed with the M201A1 pyrotechnic delay-igniting fuze.
Grenade,
Hand, Smoke, HC, AN-M8
i. Grenade, Hand, Incendiary, TH3, AN-M14 (G900). The
Grenade,
Hand, Smoke, WP, M15
TH3 incendiary hand grenade is used primarily to provide a
Grenade,
Hand-Rifle, Smoke, WP, M34
source for intense heat to destroy equipment. It generates heat
Grenade,
Hand, Smoke, Colored, M48
to 4000 degrees Fahrenheit. The grenade filler will burn from
Grenade,
Hand, Incendiary, TH3, AN-M14
30 to 45 seconds. The grenade body is of thin sheet metal and
Grenade,
Hand, Smoke, TA, M83
is cylindrical in shape. It is filled with an incendiary mixture,
c. Grenade, Hand, Smoke, HC, AN-M8 (G930). This is a Thermite TH3 and First Fire Mixture VII.
Grenade is
burning type grenade used to generate white smoke for assembled with the M201A1 pyrotechnic delay-igniting fuze.
screening activities of small units.
It is also used for Older models may contain fuze E7R6.
ground-to-air signaling. The grenade body is a cylinder of thin
j. Fuze, Hand Grenade, M201A1 (G874).
This is a
sheet metal. It is filled with HC smoke mixture topped with a
starter mixture directly under the fuze opening. The duration pyrotechnic delay-igniting fuze. The body contains a primer,
of smoke screen or signal is 105 to 150 seconds. Grenade is first fire mixture, pyrotechnic delay column, and ignition
mixture. Assembled to the body are a striker, striker spring,
fuzed with the M201A1 pyrotechnic delay-igniting fuze.
safety lever and safety pin with pull ring. The split end of the
d. Grenade, Hand, Smoke, WP, M15 (G935).  Bursting safety pin has an angular spread.
type grenade used for signaling, screening and incendiary
k. Fuze, Hand Grenade, M206A1 and M206A2 (G872).
purposes. The grenade body is of sheet steel and cylindrical in
shape.  The body has a fuze well liner and is filled with 15 These are pyrotechnic delay-detonating fuzes. They differ only
ounces of WP. The grenades are assembled with the M206A1 in body construction.  The body contains a primer and a
or M206A2 pyrotechnic delay-detonating fuze. The screening pyrotechnic delay column.  Assembled to the body are a
effect of the smoke is limited because WP burns with such striker, striker spring, safety lever, safety pin with pull ring,
intense heat, the smoke tends to rise rapidly. Pieces of WP will and a detonator assembly. The split end of the safety pin has
burn for about 60 seconds, igniting any flammable substance an angular spread or a diamond crimp.
contacted.
l. Fuze,  Hand  Grenade,  M227  (G869).
This  is  a
e. Grenade,  Hand-Rifle,  Smoke,  WP,  M34  (G937). pyrotechnic delay-igniting fuze. The body contains a primer,
Bursting type grenade used for signaling, screening, and first-fire mixture, pyrotechnic delay column, and ignition
incendiary purposes. It may be thrown by hand or launched mixture. Grenade fuze is restrained from functioning by the
from a rifle, using the M1A1 or M1A2 grenade projection safety cotter pin, sliding safety latch, and handle. When the
The grenade body is of serrated steel and is safety cotter pin is removed and the safety latch is pushed
adapter.
cylindrical in shape.  The body has a fuze well liner and is rearward from the lock pin, the handle is unlocked and
filled with WP. The M34 hand-rifle grenade has a safety pin, grenade is armed. Releasing the handle causes the arming pin
which must be removed, and a safety lever, which is released spring to eject the arming pin.  This releases the firing pin,
to cause the grenade to function. Newer models also contain a allowing the firing pin to activate the primer.  The primer
safety clip to keep the safety lever in place should the safety ignites the first fire mixture, which flashes and ignites the
pin be unintentionally removed from the grenade.  The M34 delay mixture. This in turn, ignites the ignition mixture. The
ignition mixture burns through an aluminum foil shield on the
hand-rifle grenade uses the M206A2 fuze.
bottom of the fuze and ignites the pyrotechnic mixture in the
f. Grenade,  Hand,  Smoke,  M18  (G940/G945/G950 grenade body.
/G955).
These grenades are used for ground-to-air or
ground-to-ground signaling and are a burning type munition. P-2. Unique safety precautions.
The grenades may be filled with any one of four smoke colors:
a. WP smoke is poisonous upon prolonged or repeated
red, green, yellow or violet. Each grenade will emit smoke for
inhalation,  particularly  in  confined  space.
Normal
50-90 seconds. The grenade body is of thin sheet metal and is
concentrations in open air are not likely to be harmful. Have
filled with 11-1/2 ounces of red, green, yellow or violet smoke
container of water close at hand for submerging items in case
composition.  The filler is topped with a starter mixture.
of WP leakage.
Grenades  are  assembled  with  the  M201A1  pyrotechnic
delay-igniting fuze. Older versions may have fuze model E7R6
b. PTA (Terephthalic Acid) may cause eye irritation and
assembled to them. This model is experimental version of the mild skin irritation. When finely divided and suspended in air,
M201A1 fuze.
material should be considered a combustible dust.
g. Grenade, Hand, Smoke, Colored, M48 (G932). The M48
c. HC reacts with water that can start it burning. Do not
grenade is a special-purpose, burning-type munition used as apply water as a spray or mist to burning HC items. Water can
the training aid for the M47 grenade.  This grenade is a


   


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