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Terry G 05-19-2016 02:21 PM

Garand, Check out Hyena Road
Good Movie on Canadian Sniper Teams in Afghanistan. Weapons look correct, and it looks like they had a technical advisor that knew what he was doing. Grenade explosions, hokey, they always are.

Garand 05-19-2016 02:30 PM

Been there seen it, watched when it first came out. Considering it was produced, and directed by an exceptionally lame Canadian actor, he did a better job portraying Canadian soldiers in this movie than in previous movies he has done.

nikto 05-19-2016 02:56 PM

real hand grenade, much less RPG, would shatter their microphones, unless far distant. Can't record it. When we tossed a couple of those in basic, i could not BELIEVE the power of those things. They are way overdone, powerwise., You'd need them to be half as big. Cause if you don't get the thing to land within 2-3 m of where you want it, at the right time, it does you little or no good. So better to be able to carry twice as many.

Terry G 05-19-2016 03:02 PM

I love it, a REMF telling me about hand grenades! 2 or 3 Meters, right. Stand 5 Meters away and I'll mail you home in a baggie. M67 Grenade (Current) kill radius 5 Meters. Wound radius 15 Meters. Viet Nam Era M26 Kill Radius 10 Meters. Wound Radius 15 Meters.

Garand 05-19-2016 03:39 PM

Melvin= pot scrubber 2nd class


BigEd63 05-19-2016 06:00 PM

Anyone remember the V4.0 mini grenades? I've seen photos on them from the Vietnam era and maybe also Central America unless I'm thinking of a combloc copy of them.

John in AR 05-19-2016 06:09 PM

Only ones I ever used were the 'baseball' grenades, and even that was just two of them in basic.

Garand 05-19-2016 07:14 PM

I used the V40's as an Infanteer and after 7 years I remustered to Ammunition Technician with specialties in IED and Chemical Munitions. There was a problem with the mechanism on the V40's, we had a couple of guys badly injured from them in Germany and we disposed of all of them. I destroyed 40,000 myself between '83-'85.


Terry G 05-19-2016 09:00 PM

Never saw a mini grenade. We had the egg shaped M26 and the baseball grenade with an added safety spring. Either would ruin your whole day, and not at just 2 or 3 Meters.

BigEd63 05-20-2016 01:49 AM

That the V4O had mechanical problems I didn't know I did read of them being light as they were had a bad tendency to bounce back or fall short if thrown into thicker foliage when compared to an average grenade.

My only experience with explosive grenades like John in AR has been in basic and AIT with a few baseball ones; plus some smoke and CS ones.

gripper 05-20-2016 05:53 AM

When I enlisted in 1981,the M67 was issued; with back stocks of the M26 still in storage.

nikto 05-20-2016 09:38 AM

we "threw" 2 of the baseballs. actually, we dropped them off of a parapet, on a very steep hillside. waiting our turn, in a trench 20 yds back, the grenades, having fallen 10 yds down the hill, still rained gravel down on our heads. WAY excessive power

Garand 05-20-2016 10:11 AM

I think 2 grenades is the standard in both armies for basic training involving both combat arms trades and combat support trades.

Terry G 05-20-2016 10:25 AM

The standard in Basic was two. In Advanced Infantry Training we threw a bunch on the grenade course and in the assault course mixed with firing your M-16. In Viet Nam we threw them like they were free. Much better to throw a grenade at night than fire your rifle or machine gun. Our Platoon SOP on ambush was to fire a magazine on full automatic, throw a grenade, then fire another magazine.

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