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    No 76 S.I.P. Grenade

    Hi all, Heres my latest aquisition, A very nice No76 Grenade also known as the S.I.P. Grenade (self igniting phosphorus). It was filled with a mixture of yellow phosphorus, water and benzene. With a strip of rubber added which would slowly dissolve over time and make the whole mix a bit tacky. It would have a coloured beer bottle top which denoted it's use. Red for hand throwing and green for launching from the northover projector. (a crude smooth bore cannon used by the home guard.) There were practice versions made of wood and rubber. Paul.
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    very nice addition to the collection Paul, cant be many of those around.

    kind regards Kev

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    Very interesting. Were these grenades carried in a protective container. I think I would be a little nervous putting one in a pack or web gear. Other than identifying it by dimensions are there any markings in the base to ID it? I wonder how many of these ended up in recycling?
    any live or ground dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personel

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    These came in a wooden crate, and have been known to set fire to the odd council refuse wagon !
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    Had to do some reading. There are stories of these being stored in streams and cases floating away. Some differences between sources of information but anywhere from 6,000,000 to 7,250,000 were manufactured.
    any live or ground dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personel

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    Every now and again a digger driver on a construction site wonders why the hole he has just dug starts smoking and burning, and these are often the reason why, when the bucket breaks some of them.
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

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    heres a pic of the crate with contents
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    Do these just ignite then once smashed or is a fuse added first?

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    just throw and smash! heres a close up of the label in the crate.
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    ANY LIVE OR DUD ORDNANCE POSTED BY ME HAS BEEN DISPOSED OF BY EOD PERSONNEL

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