No. 82

No. 82 'Gammon Bomb' Grenade

Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
TypeGrenade
Diameter102.000 mm
Weight0.340 kg

Contributor:

ww2dbaseGrenade No. 82, nicknamed "Gammon Bomb", was a British grenade design named after its designer, Captain R. S. Gammon of British 1st Parachute Regiment. Each grenade consisted of an elasticized stockingette bag (which could hold up to 900 grams of filling), a metal cap, and an "Allways fuze" (with no delay). Against different targets, they could be filled with different filling to effectively perform the job. When used against personnel, these grenades were typically filled with half a stick of plastic explosive and metal shrapnel. When used against heavily armored vehicles, they could be filled to its 900 grams capacity with explosives. Most of these grenades were issued to British and Canadian specialized infantry units (such as paratroopers) who were routinely issued plastic explosives. "Gammon Bombs" entered service in May 1943 and remained in production through late 1945. In the early 1950s, they were declared obsolete, and all remaining examples still in service were withdrawn.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2014




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