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hand grenadeclick to hear

Light projectile thrown by hand and made up of a metal or plastic casing loaded with an explosive charge and a firing mechanism.
hand grenade lead ball tape fuse body detonator bursting charge base plug filling hole spring Bakelite® body primer striker safety cap cover

lead ball click to hear

Lead mass that trips the striker on impact.

tape click to hear

Band wound around the fuse; when the grenade is thrown, the tape unwinds and removes a pin, which in turn releases the lead ball that trips the striker.

fuse body click to hear

Bakelite® casing whose threaded base is screwed onto the grenade.

detonator click to hear

Piece that triggers the charge.

bursting charge click to hear

Explosive chemical substance inserted into the grenade.

base plug click to hear

Bakelite® screw that closes the hole where the detonator is placed in the body of the grenade.

filling hole click to hear

Part that closes the hole containing the bursting charge.

spring click to hear

Device that holds or releases the striker.

Bakelite® body click to hear

Plastic casing that covers the explosive charge and the detonator.

primer click to hear

Metal piece filled with a compound that creates a spark when hit by the striker; this in turn ignites the detonator.

striker click to hear

The firing pin that strikes the primer.

safety cap click to hear

Part that holds the tape around the fuse; it is removed when the grenade is thrown.

cover click to hear

The upper part of the grenade containing the firing mechanism.