F1 grenade file photo [27091]

F1 Grenade

Country of OriginRussia
TypeGrenade
Diameter55.000 mm
Length130.000 mm
Weight0.600 kg
Explosive Charge60g TNT

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe F1 anti-personnel fragmentation grenades each contained 60 grams of TNT. They share the same 3.4-to-4-second fuses as many other Soviet grenades of the era. The average soldier could throw these grenades at the distance of 30 and 45 meters, and the effective radius of shrapnel dispersion was 30 meters, though some shrapnel could travel much further. They first saw action during WW2, and remained in use for many decades after the end of the war.

They were nicknamed "limonka", or "little lemon" by Russian troops. They were also referred to as "Efka", or "F".

Source: Wikipedia ww2dbase




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