US Mk2 "Pineapple" Grenades

US Mk2 "Pineapple" Grenades

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description

The Mk 2 grenade is a fragmentation hand grenade used by the US armed forces during World War II and in later conflicts including the Vietnam War. It was phased out gradually and generally replaced by the M67 and M61 grenades. The Mk 2 was commonly known as a "pineapple" grenade, because of its distinctive shape. A common misconception is that the grooves aided fragmentation of the grenade however; they were cast into the iron shell in order to aid in gripping the grenade. The filling is either TNT; approx 2 ounces, or EC (smokeless firearm) blank fire powder; approx

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Mk2
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USA
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