How to Tell Different Grenades Apart





Introduction: How to Tell Different Grenades Apart

How to tell if the grenade your holding is a "black" smoke grenade (as the armorer said) or a Naval percussion grenade (what it was).

Step 1: Step 1.

step 1. look for the words "TNT" on the side of the grenade
if the words are there, then don't try to use the grenade as a a means of concealing movement because it will explode and not produce much smoke.


Step 2: Step 2.

step 2. If the grenade says "SMOKE" and the top of the grenade is colored then it will produce a cloud of smoke that is useful in alerting everyone of your whereabouts and choking you and your fellow marines when you use them to try to "smoke" out an assailant inside a enclosed small room during training. (it is something a grunt has to learn not to do by trying it)

Step 3: Step 3.

Step 3. if someone who outranks you tells you that a black grenade that has "TNT" on the side is a smoke grenade then let him (or her) throw the first one. The outcome of percussion grenades used in a building, trenches, or any other enclosed area is disastrous.

Step 4: Overview

As always safety first, if your not in the military don't play with grenades (it is what we get payed to do).
second don't breath smoke if you do happen to have a smoke grenade (it probably will give you cancer, everything else does)
third don't play with grenades (again) but if you must then pull and drop the pin, throw the grenade. (I only say this because it happened to a new guy)
don't do anything stupid or dangerous and then say i taught you how to do it.
Last I would like to thank Ft Lewis foe building such a nice trench range for us Marines to destroy, (it was fun) and I would like to thank my fellow Marines for not blowing them selves up when we were misinformed



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    this is an instructable on how to say GREEN SMOKE in chinese..................................@#$% &&& ^%*()%^ or there abouts in any case.

    I was thinking that was a Air force guy ...They do love there purple

    also, it might have been cool if you added different countrys grenades, cause in different places they can look Wayy different! (like germany, russia, etc)

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    germany? russia? where the hell are they ? ive also heard some aliens have landed recently........i think there from the planet china.
    seriously dudes ive been in a war in africa and the whole place was and probably still is swarming with east german,russian and especially chinese weapons.

    The bottom of a smoke screen grenade has 4 holes. I popped a smoke screen grenade in downtown Springfield, KY in 1985. Everybody knew I was home on never even made the local paper. Today, the same stunt would land me in prison. Semper Fidelis

    what about other types of gernades? like the CS gernade (my favorite) the M67 incendary gernade WP also if your around a green colored smoke gernade and it starts a grass fire, dont kick the gernade until after it stops smoking, or you end up with permently green boots

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    as you were "grenade" i still remember the grenade range and SGT Ahol. Hurry... UP! and Quickly-er.

    WP is light green and shaped differently, M67 is the ball shaped frag, incendiaries typically are red or have a red stripe.

    Oorah Marine Corps! Don't worry, NCO's know everything. [/sarcasm] I can't even begin to count the number of times our NCO's and SNCO's have gotten HMMWV's and MTVR's stuck with the lines "I know how to do this" coming out of their mouths.

    smoke bombs, these are military grade grenades donated by the Navy in exchange for taking ten sailors to the field for training.

    Freakin' awesome! Glad to hear no one got hurt though. Ooh-rah!