Unusual hand grenades - concrete with rubble

Volkshandgranate 45 - hand grenade, created in Germany at the end of the Second World War. Due to the fact that the military industry worked with unprecedented speed, the metal was a scarce type of raw material, as a result of which the Germans decided to make a case for concrete grenades. The grenade charge consisted of 150 grams of surrogate explosive nipolit, to which crushed stone, small metal cuts and chips from lathes were added as destructive elements.

The 45 grenade model, which received the label "folk", unlike its predecessor Volkshandgranate 43, the body of which was made of metal, was produced without a handle. In total, the Germans were able to manufacture more than 800 thousand pieces of so-called "folk" grenades.

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