Breda Model 35 grenade file photo [21314]

Breda Model 35 Grenade

Country of OriginItaly
TypeGrenade
Diameter53.000 mm
Length96.520 mm
Weight0.198 kg

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Model 35 grenades made by Breda had ribbed bodies and were painted red. On impact, the fuses detonated the 2 ounce of TNT found in each of the grenades. The fuses were known to be defective on a regular basis, but by picking up the duds, sometimes the fuses would suddenly function, leading to this grenades' nickname as "Red Devils"; this nickname would later be applied to other models of Italian grenades.

Source: Ian Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2014

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Breda Model 35 grenade




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