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M61 FRAGMENTATION HAND GRENADE

(1) Body -- thin sheet metal. Fragments are produced by a serrated wire coil fitted to the inside of the grenade body.

(2) Filler -- 5.5 ounces of Composition B.

(3) Fuze -- M204A1 or M204A2.

(4) Weight -- 16 ounces.

(5) Safety clip -- yes.

(6) Capabilities -- can be thrown 40 meters by average soldier. The effective killing radius is 5 meters and the effective casualty-producing radius is 15 meters. ALTHOUGH THE KILLING RADIUS IS 5 METERS AND THE CASUALTY PRODUCING RADIUS OF THIS GRENADE IS 15 METERS, FRAGMENTS CAN DISPERSE AS FAR AWAY AS 230 METERS.

(7) Color/markings -- olive drab body with a single yellow band at the top. Nomenclature and or lot number markings are in yellow.


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