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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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mannoel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usado aqui:  fav.me/d6q2jna

Tanque você :D (Big Grin)
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Yasei-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Used here: yasei-neko.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you :D
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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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KaygeMonster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Used your stock as a reference for a drawing. Will post on DA once it's done.
thanks!
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AgilaAgli Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Used here: [link]
Thanks a bunch = )
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stupidduck Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hi there, used your work for making a photomanupilation.

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Best regards from germany.
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AndersRN Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Ellos.. your picture played a little part here [link]
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metallickitty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Writer
There was this old disabled WWII grenade on a little cast iron platform in a antique store once. It sat on the cashier counter with an engraved note: "Pull pin for service" :lmao:
(no, i dont know enough about guns and whutnot to say how they disabled it X.x;) It was heavy though O.o
'Least i'm pretty sure the guy who owned the store said it was WWII - but this was several years ago.
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
:wave: Hey there,
Just letting you know this image has been featured here [link]
Cheers
Shell :salute:
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complexclarity Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
I used the middle one. Thanks!
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jobjansweijer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Thanks! I used this here: [link]
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Biomox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
i used this [link]
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Wild-Pork Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
used ur stock here; [link]
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Wild-Pork Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
used ur stock here; [link]
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FirearmsandDevices Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007   Photographer
Glad you found it useful. :)
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solfa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
hey ive used one of these grenades as a stock for :
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thank you
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Sablelieger Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
The old Mk2 fragmentation grenade, used in WW2 used a longer spoon and a different fuse assembly.

The period correct fuse assembly was the M10A2 fuse assembly and the one shown is an M228 training fuse (denoted by the blue spoon), which you have denoted. One way to replicate the longer spoons, is to use the spoons on a smoke grenade and bend it to the desired curvature.

I do WW2 reenacting and I have serveral Mk-2 dummy grenades as part of my display; properly painted in OD paint and have the yellow stripe on top and the longer spoons.

Great gallery, BTW. Check an eBay auction for a period accurate Mk-2 frag below:

[link]
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FirearmsandDevices Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007   Photographer
Thanks for the tips. I'll look around for the right fuse assembly, but the eBay offering is a bit high for my needs.

Just went through and added several of your works to my favs, both for poses, and to get more exposure for the labels if someone is looking.

Which re-enacting unit are you in? I'm part of MSR-16, East German infantry.
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Sablelieger Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I am with Item Company; 3rd Bn. 506th PIR; 101st Airborne.

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Uniferix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
You are amazing, thanks for this.
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