Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    508
    Thanks
    398
    Thanked 187 Times in 114 Posts

    US AN-M8 HC screening grenade

    Internet states the M8 smoke grenade produces toxic smoke as opposed to the M18. Can someone define " toxic" ?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by 917601; 21st December 2019 at 12:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    US of A
    Posts
    2,105
    Images
    21
    Thanks
    420
    Thanked 1,154 Times in 525 Posts
    The AN-M8 hand grenade produces harmful hydrochloric fumes that irritates the eyes, throat, and lungs. It should not be used in closed-in areas unless the users are wearing protective masks.[2]

    From Wikipedia, so it must be right.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Slick For This Useful Post:

    917601 (24th December 2019)

  4. #3
    Ordnance Approved/Premium
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lacie, KY USA
    Posts
    928
    Thanks
    525
    Thanked 243 Times in 154 Posts
    We were taught that it displaces/consumes the oxygen in enclosed spaces which causes asphyxiation. I'm with Rick, just knowing what I've heard or remembered.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to bacarnal For This Useful Post:

    917601 (24th December 2019)

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Mazet-Saint-Voy, Auvergne
    Posts
    561
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked 514 Times in 250 Posts
    Extracted from "Advanced Fuze & Explosive Ordnance Bulletin" (page 132 of the pdf) available here : http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8318360

    Image4.jpg

  7. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to sgdbdr For This Useful Post:

    917601 (24th December 2019), bacarnal (21st December 2019), HAZORD (21st December 2019), magpie (21st December 2019)

  8. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    US
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    257
    Thanked 49 Times in 25 Posts
    Hexachloroethane was mixed with Zinc oxide along with other things. Metal fume fever we call the damage. Welding galvanized metal can also cause it.

    I would not breath any smoke compound if I can avoid it.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to copdoc For This Useful Post:

    917601 (24th December 2019), HAZORD (22nd December 2019)

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top