The peculiar appearance of the grenades Germans used in WW2

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by CuriousJ, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. CuriousJ

    CuriousJ New Member

    Does anyone know why the Model 24 grenades the Germans used in WW1 and WW2 were shaped that way? I'm talking about the 'potato masher' grenades.

    Is there any advantage in terms of functionality?
  2. pilot2fly

    pilot2fly Member

    There was a friction lighter on the grenade, and a pull cord ran down the shaft. The cap was unscrewed and it allowed the cord and ball to come out. They used these grenades on fences as well.

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