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    German smoke grenades

    Here some inert German smoke grenades.
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    most interesting items, Reino! I think the left one is particularly rare.

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    Isn't the one on the left actually a gas grenade??

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    No, it's smoke grenade ( Blendkörper 14 ).

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    Very nice examples.... great collection. Thanks for sharing

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    The Shaving Stick grenade is just wonderful, I want one of these!!!! The Red cap indicates 1 second delay fuse, it is a booby traped grenade?

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    Morning Miguel.
    I dont think its a booby trap as its only a smoke grenade.
    Most military smoke grenades ive used only have a 1 or 2 second delay before they start smoking so maybe this is the reason for the red cap.
    Cheers, Paul.
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    The charge on right with external fuze is color smoke signal ( Landungsrauchzeichen ) used by Luftwaffe. They were 3 different colors, I think.
    The two in middle are different sizes of orange color signals used by Wehrmacht.

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    Hi:
    With only that little delay you have to throw them VERY FAST, Paul! The BZE39 caps were painted in several colours for denote delay time:
    Red: 1 second.
    Blue: 4,5 seconds. Standard time for egg grenades and M43 sticks.
    Yellow: 7,5 seconds. Often found in the hollow charge antitank mines.
    Grey: 10 seconds.

    http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/europe...ckgrenade.html

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    Signal smoke charges often had 1 - 1,5 second delay only. They were not explosive and obviously sometimes it was need to create the smoke signal at once ( as example to prevent enemy from throwing it away from his positions ).

 

 
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