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Grenades and Pyrotechnics

The purpose of this manual is to orient Soldiers to the functions and descriptions of hand grenades and ground pyrotechnic signals. It provides a reference for the identification and capabilities of various hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand grenades, suggests methods and techniques for the tactical employment of hand grenades, and provides a guide for commanders conducting hand grenade training.The development of new hand grenades and improvement of existing hand grenades has resulted in many different grenade types within the U.S. inventory. While only a limited number of grenade types are in production today for U.S. Armed Forces, the majority of all hand grenades produced are used by either the armed forces of our allies or countries to which we occasionally provide military assistance. This manual addresses hand grenades common to the U.S. Army

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