No. 69 grenade file photo [29121]

No. 69 Grenade

Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
Diameter60.000 mm
Length114.000 mm
Weight0.383 kg
Explosive Charge92g of Amatol, Baratol, or Lyddite


ww2dbaseThe British No. 69 hand grenades were developed in Dec 1940. They had Bakelite hard plastic shells, which did not shatter and produce fragments, thus allowing this weapon to be used when there was little cover between the thrower and the target. When fragments were desired, metal fragmenting sleeving could me used on these grenades. The grenades used all-ways fuzes and exploded on impact. They each had a green band just under the middle to indicate the high explosives within. A ring of red Xs in the top half between the safety cap and the middle indicated Amatol 80/20 filling, white "BAR" marking on the green band indicated Baratol 20/80 filling, and white "LYD" marking on the green band indicated Lyddite filling. They entered service in Aug 1942 and were withdrawn in 1947.

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