Breda Model 35 grenade file photo [21314]

Breda Model 35 Grenade

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


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


Last Major Revision: Oct 2014


Breda Model 35 grenade

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