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Grenade, Mk2, three-view by FirearmsandDevices Grenade, Mk2, three-view by FirearmsandDevices
The Mk2 (MkII) fragmentation grenade, US production. Weight: 1 lb 5 oz (0.6 kg)

Used by the US armed forces during World War II and in later conflicts including the Vietnam War. It was phased out gradually, the US Navy being the last users. It was generally replaced by the M67 and M61 grenades.

The Mk 2 was commonly known as a "pineapple" grenade, because of its distinctive shape. Grooves were cut into the cast iron shell to aid in gripping the grenade - this provision gave it the appearance of a pineapple fruit. A common misconception is that the grooves aided fragmentation of the grenade, which they do not. Although TNT was used as a filling, EC blank fire (smokeless firearm) powder was also used instead in some models due to the tendency of TNT filling to over fragment the cast iron body. EC powder produced an adequate amount of fragments and did away with the need of a detonator. The detonator was initially replaced by a small length of safety fuze terminated with a black powder igniter charge. Production grenades with the EC powder filler used the M10 series of igniting fuze.

Reference from Wikipedia.

Normally a yellow band will be at the top of grenade body indicating high explosive filler. Fuse is M228, late production type.
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msriotte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I used it here: msriotte.deviantart.com/art/Da… Thank you for the stock :hug:
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neverdying Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I used your stock here [link] Thank you! :)
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Dustbox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Used it here [link] Thanks a lot!
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5aliiim Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using this for the blender tutorial. Thanks BTW
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FirearmsandDevices Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Photographer
Glad it was useful to you.


Blender..?
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5aliiim Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A 3d modeling software.
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A-Bit-Of-Zero Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
You wouldn't have the dimensions for this by any chance would you?
<3 If you do :)
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FirearmsandDevices Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Photographer
A bit late, but here it is.

Length with fuse: 114mm
Body length: 90mm
Diameter: 57mm
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JakeHays Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Used your stock here.. thanks!!
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INSANEMAN3000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
GRENADE! TAKE COVER!
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