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Hand Grenades

Hand grenades include more than the casualty-producing instruments of war. The current inventory provides a specific hand grenade for most circumstances. Each has different characteristics, and each provides the soldier with a variety of capabilities. Hand grenades give the soldier the ability to kill enemy soldiers, destroy enemy equipment, give signals, and control riots. Historically, the most important hand grenade is the fragmentation grenade.

Hand grenades share the following three common characteristics:

Hand grenades have the following main parts:


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