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Successful grenade

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Hand grenade - effective weapon in the hands of a trained fighter. Grenades were used both in making passages in wire barriers and in field combat.


Russian army used grenades following systems [Manual to fight hand grenades. Publication of Quartermaster General under the Supreme Commander. PG.1917. C. 7-8.]:

1) hand grenade arr. 1912;
2) hand grenade arr. 1914;
3) hand grenade arr. 1914 g. For the destruction of artificial obstacles;
4) French hand grenade arr. 1915 g. (PI);
5) French hand grenade arr. 1915 d. (FI);
6) German-style hand grenade;
7) Japanese hand grenade;
8) English Lemon type hand grenade;
9) English Mills type hand grenade.

It was recommended to throw a grenade with 20 - 60 steps in different positions (depending on the type and specifics of the tactical situation). There were specific standards for the use of grenades for the destruction of enemy artificial obstacles. So, for making the 5-meter passage in the barriers, the following number of Novitsky grenades was required (they rushed in succession at the same point): for the wire network - 20 - 36, for hedgehogs and slingshots - 8 - 10, for boards with nails 6 - 8, for chess stakes and marked - on 4 - 6.

Successful grenade


Instructions for throwing hand bombs and grenades. H.2. 1916.

Especially useful were recognized grenades for battle for fortified positions during the trench battle.

Thus, an officer of the Caucasian Grenadier Division, K. Popov, recalled the characteristic episode that occurred on 14 on April 1915. The Germans decided to destroy the Russian outpost in the advanced trench. And suddenly appeared on the parapet of the trench. The Russian sentinel who was dozing off woke up when the German 12 man was already on the parapet - and threw 2 Novitsky system grenades, which were first issued to the grenadiers the day before. The effect was “amazing” - the Germans 10 fell on the spot. The grenadiers opened fire and no one left. A few (pretending to be killed) people were captivated - all that remained of the team in 90 was a man led by sergeant-major.

A little later, the scouts of Life Grenadiers, Erivanians, raided the German outpost, who was in the barn half a kilometer from the Russian trenches. The building was surrounded on all sides - and hand grenades flew inside. The scouts needed only to catch those who ran outside - and 56 soldiers of the 3 Guards reserve regiment fell into their hands.

27 of May 1916 The fighters of the 16 Infantry Ladoga Regiment during the fierce melee threw Austrians with grenades. Only 200 Austrians who abandoned weapons survived and were sent to the rear

A striking incident occurred on August 18 of 1916 on the front of the 41 Army Corps.

The commander of the 3-th Zaamur division ordered to send reconnaissance to make sure that the enemy had not left the front line trenches. Owing to the damage from the artillery fire of telephone wires, the order was late - but the initiative commander of the 1 platoon of the 4 th company of the 8 frontier regiment senior noncommissioned officer Baselishin worked ahead of the curve. The silence that reigned in the enemy’s trenches seemed suspicious to the noncommissioned officer and made him think that the enemy had left his trenches. Wanting to verify this, he called the hunters for reconnaissance. The corporal Alexander Plotitsin and privates Stepan Kucheryuk and Vasily Sorokhunsky called out. The fighters hitched their own 5-6 hand grenades to their belts and, crossing themselves, moved to the enemy's trenches. The enemy, assuming that these are defectors who want to surrender voluntarily, did not open fire. Reaching quite close to the enemy first line, the scouts noticed the Germans, who were heavily occupying the advanced trench - but they didn’t lose their head, but continued to calmly move on. Approaching the steps on 15 — 20, they simultaneously grabbed grenades from their belts and began throwing them at the dumbfounded Germans. Crazed with surprise, after suffering losses from successfully abandoned grenades, the Germans jumped out of the trench and ran back. Seeing this, the 4-I company rushed to the aid of their scouts - and occupied the enemy’s trenches. An example of a 4 th company attracted neighboring companies - 10 th, 9 th, 3 th, 5 th and 8 th. They quickly rushed forward and occupied the entire front line of the enemy, capturing 81 a healthy German from the 221 reserve regiment. Moreover, the Germans were doubly unlucky - they not only suffered great losses, losing the first line of their trenches, but also thus marked the beginning of their stay on the new front - on the night of August 18, replacing Austrian rangers in this position.

In conclusion, we note that the Russian hero and the enemy's grenade did not interfere, - as can be seen from the feat of the senior noncommissioned officer of the rifle division of the Trans-Amur cavalry division, AI Shatskov, September 1 1916 of a strongly fortified enemy forward point at the village. Baldura.

Being a platoon non-commissioned officer of the reconnaissance team, A.I. Shatskov was sent with the reconnaissance team in order to establish the approaches to the heavily fortified enemy point. When the team, approaching the enemy wire fence, began to cut it, the enemy, finding the scouts, opened rifle and machine-gun fire at them and, moreover, began to throw hand grenades in large numbers. A.I. Shatskov did not lose his head - continuing to cut the wire fence and encouraging his subordinates. The passage was ready - and at that moment a non-commissioned officer was wounded. Despite being wounded, bleeding profusely, A.I. Shatskov rushed at the enemy, dragging the scouts after him, and he was killed by the explosion of a second grenade. But the scouts continued the attack - and the enemy was knocked out of their trenches.

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  1. Vard
    Vard 17 March 2018 05: 33
    +6
    I like a lemon ... Fells on a tumble, the rest usually injure ...
    1. LAWNER
      LAWNER 21 March 2018 09: 50
      0
      Sometimes it’s better when there are more wounded in front of your trenches. Artillery will work less for you.
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 17 March 2018 06: 10
    +12
    Yes, pocket artillery is a serious thing! I would like - more information about the types and characteristics of hand grenades, the first world war, and - on all sides. hi
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 17 March 2018 06: 51
      +11
      Quote: Hunter 2
      I would like - more information about the types and characteristics of hand grenades, the first world war, and - on all sides.

      Profits. Kravchenko. Hand and gun grenades
      http://militera.lib.ru/tw/pribylov_kravchenko01/i
      ndex.html
      1. Micfoster
        Micfoster 17 March 2018 10: 16
        +3
        Thanks for the link. Read.
  3. BRONEVIK
    BRONEVIK 17 March 2018 07: 43
    +26
    Grenade combat required special skill and preparation
    No wonder fighters - grenade launchers have always been on a special account.
    Thanks to the author for an interesting article!
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 17 March 2018 08: 31
      +13
      Quote: BRONEVIK
      Grenade combat required special skill and preparation
      No wonder fighters - grenade launchers have always been on a special account.

      Yes you are right! On the Internet, you can find without any problems information on the designs of hand grenades of various types, both 1MV and 2MB ... but it is much more difficult to find an article on the use of these weapons in various conditions, episodes of hostilities, examples of soldier's know-how! I support the idea of ​​writing an article about the use of hand grenades at different times and in different conditions ... with an "emphasis" on the "non-standard" use of this ammunition: as anti-personnel, sabotage "mines", "gun" grenades and even mortars “min.” And on the basis of the Novitsky-Fedorov engineering grenade (1МВ) it’s not difficult to create a hand-held anti-tank grenade and a small-sized anti-tank missile ...
      1. avt
        avt 17 March 2018 09: 14
        +2
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        On the Internet, you can find without any problems information on the designs of hand grenades of various types of both 1MB and 2MB.

        Moreover, it is not clear why the author did not issue design schemes. Or did the moderators of the heading mix up and instead of, the story "got into" weapons "? requestThe comments below are an order of magnitude more interesting than the article, so there they have advantages and not the article. Somehow the author ...
        Wee did not live up to your high confidence!
        As it is necessary to keep the level, all the same interesting articles issued the same. request
        1. BRONEVIK
          BRONEVIK 17 March 2018 09: 30
          +17
          I don’t know what the moderators mixed up
          But, if you deigned to note, the article is devoted to the successful use of grenades on the Russian PMV front. Tactically successful cases. Cases and are given.
          Even an introductory word
          Hand grenade is an effective weapon in the hands of a trained fighter. Grenades were used when making passages in wire fences, and in field combat.

          SUCCESSFUL grenade - name.
          And if you want about the design of grenades - then this is not the right place.
          1. avt
            avt 17 March 2018 09: 35
            +3
            Quote: BRONEVIK
            SUCCESSFUL grenade - name.

            wassat
            How do you command me to understand? Said!
            bully So when I go to the section “Weapons” and I see such a headline, as an association arises with the design features of the product, but if in “History”, then it somehow comes to mind - right now the author will issue some interesting episode from using ,, pocket artillery ". But this is probably a drawback of the Mavo Savetskago education ... old-mode, taperich probably like something different recourse bully
            1. Monarchist
              Monarchist 17 March 2018 11: 46
              +1
              The very same thing, but unlike some, I do not consider this a drawback. The Soviet system of education had its own shortcomings, and you can’t do without the shortcomings, but we, like the pre-revolutionary educational system, had our own +, namely, WE DIDN'T KNOW GUYS. In my opinion, the exam system had many shortcomings, but it made us think. However, it is you and me that have evaded the topic.
              I like the author’s articles, but I, like you, have a comment about the title
              1. Albatroz
                Albatroz 17 March 2018 11: 54
                +2
                Header Successful Grenade
                It involves the consideration of tactical examples of the successful use of grenades by fighters of the Russian army of the WWI. The same follows from the annotation to the article.
                However, as Nikolayevich rightly noted, everyone sees only what he wants.
                So the claims, it seems to me, are not to the headline, to the author or to the moderators, but to the commentators (or the commentator)))
                1. Black joe
                  Black joe 17 March 2018 12: 55
                  +3
                  Albatroz
                  Header Successful Grenade
                  It involves the consideration of tactical examples of the successful use of grenades by fighters of the Russian army of the WWI. The same follows from the annotation to the article.

                  Definitely
                  I like the author’s articles

                  I am joining. There are not so many really high-quality materials on the Internet in general and on this site in particular. According to any parameters.
                  Now go over any article - you will find a bunch of jambs. They chase mainly for views - and for this, any methods are good.
                  A Oleinikov A.V. and Shpakovsky V.O. give out what can be read with interest and, most importantly, usefully.
                  And thank God
              2. soldier
                soldier 17 March 2018 13: 59
                +18
                Monarchist
                heading note

                The headline is more than successful, as evidenced by a lively discussion.
                laughing
                He shows what a successfully thrown grenade is capable of.
                A few (pretending to be killed) people were captured - all that remained of the team of 90 people, headed by the sergeant major.

                or
                56 soldiers of the 3rd Guards Reserve Regiment fell into their hands.

                as well as
                threw grenades at the Austrians. Only 200 Austrians who abandoned their weapons survived and were sent to the rear

                Well
                They quickly rushed forward and occupied the entire front line of the enemy, capturing 81 healthy Germans from the 221st reserve regiment.

                laughing good
                1. Bouncer
                  Bouncer 17 March 2018 15: 05
                  +15
                  Yes, many did not understand
                  Why Pomegranate - Successful
                  And also journalists and PR specialists)
                  1. Cheburator
                    Cheburator 17 March 2018 16: 46
                    +16
                    Or rather - he did not understand (one, but many-headed))
        2. Albatroz
          Albatroz 17 March 2018 09: 33
          +2
          all the same interesting articles issued the same.

          Why betrayed?
          And produces interesting articles.
          And this article is one of them.
          ATP hi
          1. OAV09081974
            17 March 2018 09: 44
            +20
            I will explain to respected colleagues.
            The article is really devoted to the use of hand grenades. Show cases so to speak.
            On technical issues and not waved. In short - an article about the tactics of using grenades, and not about their device.
            Well, so what is the rubric that put it, the question is not for me
            hi
        3. Albatroz
          Albatroz 17 March 2018 09: 48
          +1
          avt
          Look at the comments below an order of magnitude more interesting article

          By interesting comments do you mean a reference to films or a technical scheme?
          1. avt
            avt 17 March 2018 10: 02
            +1
            Quote: Albatroz
            By interesting comments do you mean a reference to films or a technical scheme?

            Do not believe it, but as before, the authors and schemes in the article gave out and fastened at the end of the video. What actually was quality work. You can consider this as an answer to
            By interesting comments do you mean a reference to films or a technical scheme?
            Quote: OAV09081974
            Well, so what is the rubric that put it, the question is not for me

            request This type is all the same how the work will cost ??! request Well, actually your work ...
            1. Albatroz
              Albatroz 17 March 2018 10: 13
              +1
              What does my trust have to do with it?
              You simply indicated it as an interesting comment - a reference to a film made by other people. What is the work of the commentator - lay out someone else's film?
              And about that
              This type is all the same how the work will cost ??!
              as I understand it, the author certainly doesn’t care, but the site’s management is responsible for the distribution of headings. And he, excuse me, probably knows better.
              But, in general, after all, it’s so obvious - that the article is devoted specifically to the use of grenades, and not to their designs. At the beginning of the article is a list of used grenades. Again in accordance with TACTICAL instruction. Then it is said about the tactics of using grenades, and then interesting episodes are given.
              And why blame the author that there is nothing that was not planned - I personally do not understand.
          2. Cheburator
            Cheburator 19 March 2018 07: 08
            +15
            He (they) later, in addition to links to the film, also threw text
            To type - no, not only references and technical schemes.
            But they wrote something
        4. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I 17 March 2018 10: 49
          +3
          Eh hehe! As K. Prutkov used to say: See the root! That is, in each "topic" there is a main and secondary ... Alas, often, some people immediately see the "main"; while others take it as secondary. Judging by everything, the author did not set the task to describe structures, types of grenades in a banal way ... He acted in a more original way: he told how they fought with grenades ... that in the skillful hands of savvy fighters "products" of simple design became extremely effective weapons, both in defense and offensive! So what can be the claims to the author? They are unsubstantiated ... If you think that the moderators have mixed up the names of the rubrics. Then bring claims at the address ....
          1. Albatroz
            Albatroz 17 March 2018 11: 49
            +2
            Yes, I think
            Moderators did everything right
            The Armaments section probably involves not only the consideration of technical devices, but also their use
            1. Bouncer
              Bouncer 17 March 2018 15: 07
              +15
              I think so too
              good
      2. svp67
        svp67 18 March 2018 16: 46
        0
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        Yes you are right! On the Internet you can find without any problems information on the designs of hand grenades of various types, both 1MB and 2MB ...

        The Russian army used grenades of the following systems [Manual for the battle with hand grenades. Edition of the Quartermaster General under the Supreme Commander. Pg., 1917. S. 7-8.]:
        1) hand grenade arr. 1912; She’s a grenade of the RDULTOVS mod. 1912
        Weighing 3 pounds (1,23 kg), she carried a charge of about 1,5 pounds (613,5 g). On the side of the case there was a groove for the percussion mechanism. The latter included a drummer with a helical coil spring and a rigidly connected trigger, as well as a fuse. A lever was mounted in the handle, squeezed by a coil or leaf spring and held by a ring. The axial channel in the explosive charge was opened by a funnel at the top of the housing. The four-second fuse had a U-shaped shape - a short shoulder contained an igniter capsule and stopin filaments, a long one contained a retarding composition and a detonator capsule, through holes at the top promoted burning of stopin. An elastic hook on the grenade body clung to equipment belts.


        1. svp67
          svp67 18 March 2018 16: 52
          +1
          2) hand grenade arr. 1914;

          Before the war itself, Rdultovsky improved the design, and a grenade arr. 1914 A tinplate cylindrical body with a neck gave it a bottle-like shape. When equipping a grenade with melinite or TNT, an additional detonator was used, but the charge from the ammonal did not require it. The mesh on the inside of the case contributed to the formation of fragments. The grenade mass with a charge of 0,75 pounds (307 g) of melinite was about 1,75 pounds (716 g).


          1. svp67
            svp67 18 March 2018 18: 00
            +1
            3) hand grenade arr. 1914 g. For the destruction of artificial obstacles;

            1. svp67
              svp67 18 March 2018 18: 11
              0
              4) French hand grenade arr. 1915 g. (PI);

              ??????
  4. bionik
    bionik 17 March 2018 08: 36
    +6
    3) hand grenade arr. 1914 g. For the destruction of artificial obstacles;
    When conducting offensive operations during the First World War, the infantry was faced with the problem of overcoming wire fences, blockages, and other engineering obstacles. Such a grenade was invented by Staff Captain Novitsky in 1914, and later improved by Ensign Fedorov and was intended solely to destroy artificial obstacles and wire It was recommended to use the grenade of the Novitsky and Fedorov systems when destroying high German wire fences and high wire networks that strengthened the enemy’s wolf pits. For this, the grenade was equipped with ropes with weights at the ends, it was assumed that in flight
    grenade ropes with weights open and catch on barbed wire for greater explosive action.
    The use of these grenades to defeat manpower was prohibited, since with a burning time of the powder moderator grenades 12 s. it was possible that the enemy would have time to throw it back before the grenade explosion. During World War I, the grenade of the Novitsky and Fedorov systems was used to make passages in wire fences, but the results of its use were found to be unsatisfactory. Therefore, in the 1920s, it began to be used as a subversive cartridge. The device grenades Novitsky-Fedorov system
    1 - housing; 2 - neck; 3 - handle; 4 - explosive charge;
    5 - remote tube; 6 - detonator capsule; 7 - head
    with capsule; 8 - drummer with a ring "a" (in the deflated position);
    9 - spiral spring; 10 - trigger lever;
    11 - trigger button; 12 - trigger spring
    mechanism; 13 - safety check; 14 - check,
    connecting housing with a neck; 15 - ropes with weights.
    1. igordok
      igordok 17 March 2018 08: 56
      +10
      6) German-style hand grenade;

      Unsuccessful English grenades No. 15 and No. 16 were sent to Russia
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 17 March 2018 11: 58
        +1
        “the enemy will have time to throw it back before the grenade explosion”, which quite often happened in the Second World War, when the Red Army men managed to throw the German grenade back. Much has been written about this and often the front-line soldiers mentioned, and there are also known cases when the soldiers managed to shoot a grenade. As a child, I heard veterans that there were similar cases.
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I 17 March 2018 13: 15
          +2
          Quote: Monarchist
          “the enemy will have time to throw it back before the grenade explosion”, which quite often happened in the Second World War, when the Red Army men managed to throw the German grenade back

          It happened ... but the German zoldaten practiced such a simple way: they held the grenade after activating the toe fuse.
          Quote: Monarchist
          there are cases when fighters managed to shoot a grenade

          belay What kind of sniper should I be? what Until now, I only knew about M. Porechenkov’s abilities in cinema. wink
          1. 97110
            97110 17 March 2018 15: 07
            +1
            Quote: Nikolaevich I
            What kind of sniper should I be?

            Yes, it’s normal, the gun is better than 12 gauge, the shot is not larger than 5. If the target hits at least 4 shots, we get a cleanly beaten bird. What does this mean in relation to a grenade 1 MV? A successful shot improves mood, a sniper dies with a smile.
            1. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I 17 March 2018 17: 51
              +4
              Quote: 97110
              A successful shot improves mood, a sniper dies with a smile.

              And I thought about it ... about the consequences of a successful shot (though not a good one ...) for the “sniper.” But about the smile ... well, well .... for a heroic story come down!
      2. Monarchist
        Monarchist 17 March 2018 12: 15
        +3
        Thanks a lot for the video addition: everything is intelligible and clear
  5. Monarchist
    Monarchist 17 March 2018 11: 27
    +3
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Yes, pocket artillery is a serious thing! I would like - more information about the types and characteristics of hand grenades, the first world war, and - on all sides. hi

    The question was removed from the language: 1) TTX grenades of that time. 2) more real examples of the use of grenades and
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Yes, pocket artillery is a serious thing! I would like - more information about the types and characteristics of hand grenades, the first world war, and - on all sides. hi

    It should be borne in mind that the enemy also had hand grenades, and hence the question ': how effectively did they use them?
    1. Albatroz
      Albatroz 17 March 2018 11: 50
      +3
      About TTX grenades of the time - the Internet is teeming with information
      As for the use of grenades on all sides - a great idea
      Draws on a series of articles
    2. Amurets
      Amurets 17 March 2018 11: 56
      0
      Quote: Monarchist
      It should be borne in mind that the enemy also had hand grenades, and hence the question ': how effectively did they use them?

      Vyacheslav see my link http://militera.lib.ru/tw/pribylov_kravchenko01/i
      ndex.html and the title of the book. There is everything about grenades. To the left of the text is the DJVU button. Under the button is a book: Publisher's abstract: The book "Hand and gun grenades" can be useful to military personnel and law enforcement officers, as well as anyone interested in military equipment, weapons and ammunition. The book does not contain sensitive or closed information. When compiling it, only publicly available materials from books, archives, periodicals and Internet resources were used. The book is a development of the Hand Grenades reference book, published in 2003 in the Sapper Library series. The directory in the open sale came in limited quantities. Most of the circulation (3000 copies) is distributed mainly among specialists in explosion engineering at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergencies, and the FSB. The first version of the directory received positive reviews at the Department of Engineering Barriers of the Military Engineering Academy of the Moscow Region and the Department of Engineering Barriers at the Academy of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation. This book consists of two parts: a brief historical outline and a reference part. The historical part describes the history of the use of grenades in wars of different eras, from the Middle Ages to the present. The historical part consists of several chapters. The reference part contains general information about the classification of grenades, as well as a detailed description of more than 150 ammunition produced in different countries of the world.

  6. Almera
    Almera 17 March 2018 12: 28
    +3
    Pomegranate and pomegranate in Africa, I think it would be more useful to start an article with the study of fuses. RGD-5 (57-G-717) with a fuse UZRGM. Nowhere is easier.
  7. Black joe
    Black joe 17 March 2018 12: 49
    +4
    Thanks to the author for a great article
    Indeed, hand grenade combat is an important component of close combat
    And demanded advanced skill
    Here is a little more found on the topic
    https://topwar.ru/109343-so-shtykom-ili-na-shtyke
    .html
  8. soldier
    soldier 17 March 2018 14: 05
    +22
    Indeed, a grenade battle required special training
    And therefore it was a visiting card as our shock (assault) units

    so the enemy
    1. Cheburator
      Cheburator 17 March 2018 14: 17
      +17
      Indeed, that’s really interesting
      And not the design of fuses
      In my opinion, of course
      1. Bouncer
        Bouncer 17 March 2018 15: 06
        +17
        Yes, and mine too
        It is the tactics of action and combat use cases - the lacuna
        And thanks to the author for making up for it
  9. K.A.S.
    K.A.S. 17 March 2018 14: 41
    +4
    informative article!
    when I watch TV shows, it’s often possible to see how the hero does not wind the grenade through the fuse but screw the fuse into the grenade! but we were taught to wind a grenade. although the instructions put the opposite!
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 17 March 2018 18: 03
      +3
      Quote: K.A.S.
      the hero does not wind the grenade on the fuse but screw the fuse on the grenade! but we were taught to wind a grenade. although the instructions put the opposite!

      So ... and about the opening of champagne, the popular belief is that you need to twist the cork in the bottle .... "professionals" turn the bottle around the cork! wink
      1. bessonov932
        bessonov932 17 March 2018 22: 04
        +2
        So the restaurant is built around the musician!
    2. Simple
      Simple 18 March 2018 12: 28
      0
      Quote: K.A.S.
      but we were taught to wind a grenade. although the instructions put the opposite!


      When you wind the grenade on the fuse, the fuse enters more smoothly.
      Of course, not every grenade is convenient to twist around the fuse, and some grenade fuses at the ends have cone-shaped constrictions. Therefore, such a "discrepancy" in the instructions.
      IMHO, of course.
  10. Horseman without a head
    Horseman without a head 17 March 2018 20: 43
    +16
    Informative article
    Thank you
  11. mac789
    mac789 18 March 2018 02: 49
    0
    Pomegranate is a good thing ... And if you think about it ...
    ... Silent start, the ability to use from enclosed spaces, a range of up to one hundred meters, power - up to a kilogram of TNT equivalent, the possibility of modernization, is made practically "on the knee" ....
    Need such a thing in the army?
  12. tank66
    tank66 18 March 2018 10: 11
    +2
    If anyone is interested. Photo from the museum, to compare the dimensions of the everyday grenades of the Second World War:

    And a little about the useful and economic use of manual artillery. If you have a choice of what to prefer when fishing for fish from aryk / you will certainly think if food is not delivered to the point for 10 days /, F-1 will be preferable to RGD-5. Apparently, because of the sturdier case, the impact in the water at the efki is sharper.
    You need to fish in places where the irrigation ditches intersect - there are holes in which fish accumulate. With one successful grenadeyou can get a pair of pants of food / up to 20 kg /. The legs below are tied up, for example with laces and clogged with a marinka / barbel / - I didn’t get another one between Herat and Kandahar. Only small specimens float up, it’s necessary to snort and swear / it’s warmer /, climb up in the water, munching and "picking up" the fish with their feet In the rivers, trout is still found, but it is not a fool and 2-3 grenades are used up per copy ... The resulting kurdzhin is convenient to wear around the neck. By the way, in the water, the grenade falls apart in half + fuse, and with a depth of more than half a meter, fragments do not fly out of the water. What else.
    1. Streletskos
      Streletskos 18 March 2018 10: 48
      +16
      And you yourself can not jam the fish, but use the efforts of the enemy

  13. Head Physician
    Head Physician 18 March 2018 10: 36
    +15
    Interesting
    Little information about the grenade battle
    I hope the author develops a theme
    And thanks
  14. bistrov.
    bistrov. 18 March 2018 15: 36
    +2
    Quote: BRONEVIK
    Grenade combat required special skill and preparation
    No wonder fighters - grenade launchers have always been on a special account.
    !

    Already since the time of Peter the Great, the Russian Army had special units and even “grenadier” units (the Life Guards Grenadier Regiment). And the soldiers serving in them were called “grenadiers”. These were specially selected and trained people, they, above all, stood out for their physical qualities: they were tall, with long arms. All of them, without exception, wore a mustache. It was a kind of professional sign and pride. Due to constant training, they could throw the “grenada” (grenade) well beyond 1 meters. Yes, and grenades were then 60-2 times heavier than today. Throwing grenades combined with shooting plutongs (volleys)
    1. BRONEVIK
      BRONEVIK 18 March 2018 16: 21
      +15
      But then, as far as I know, grenade specialization receded back and the grenadiers began to differ little from ordinary infantry.
      Revived in WWI.
      In 1915, assault platoons and companies appeared in the RIA, which became strike units. The highlight is the battle with hand grenades. The fighters were called grenadiers (not to be confused with traditional grenadier units and formations).
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 19 March 2018 01: 57
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        Quote: BRONEVIK
        But then, as far as I know, grenade specialization receded back and the grenadiers began to differ little from ordinary infantry.

        Not really ... By tradition, the grenadier units, as before, recruited the most physically strong, high recruits ...
        Quote: BRONEVIK
        The highlight is the battle with hand grenades.

        I remember in Soviet times there was the film "Grenade launchers of the" Yugoslav "production" ... From the film I realized that in the Yugoslav People’s Army there were special groups of the most trained fighters in the units, the main weapons of which were hand grenades. The grenade launchers specially trained to throw grenades far and accurate.
        1. BRONEVIK
          BRONEVIK 19 March 2018 07: 02
          +15
          But then, as far as I know, grenade specialization receded back and the grenadiers began to differ little from ordinary infantry.
          Not really ... By tradition, the grenadier units, as before, recruited the most physically strong, high recruits

          Do you understand what I wrote?
          About the tactics of the battle, and not about who is selected. Well I wrote - SPECIALIZATION.
          Even stronger ones were selected for the guard. And the tactics were the same as conventional infantry.
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I 19 March 2018 08: 39
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            I understood about ... grenadiers without grenades, but I just could not resist the remark that the grenadier units still continued to differ from the "regular infantry". You also did not finish me.
            1. BRONEVIK
              BRONEVIK 19 March 2018 09: 32
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              As for picking - this is without question.
              Well, but now they understood each other hi
  15. Square
    Square 19 March 2018 13: 30
    +1
    Successful turned grenade laughing