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Russian WWII F1 Hand Grenade

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Item Description

New Made Item: This is a SUPERB two piece resin reproduction of the WWII Soviet F-1 Fugasnaya ("high explosive") fragmentation grenade; The Soviet F1 hand grenade, nicknamed the limonka (lemon grenade), is an anti-personnel fragmentation defensive grenade. It was based on the French F1 grenade and contained a 60 gram explosive charge (TNT).

The UZRGM fuze is a universal Russian type also used in the RG-41, RG-42, and RGD-5 grenades. The standard time delay for this fuze was 3.5 to 4 seconds. However, UZRGM fuze variants are available which give delays between zero (i.e., instantaneous) and 13 seconds, specifically for use in booby-traps.

The F1 was introduced during World War II and subsequently redesigned post-war. It has a steel exterior that is ribbed to facilitate fragmentation upon detonation and to prevent hands from slipping. The distance the grenade can be thrown is estimated at 30–45 meters. The radius of the shrapnel dispersion is up to 200 meters (effective radius is about 30 meters, by some sources (Russian)). Hence, the grenade has to be deployed from a defensive position to a void harm.

The F1 grenade has been supplied to various foreign countries over the years, including Iraq and other Arab nations, and there are different production variations according to country of origin (in terms of finish, markings and spoon/lever design). Though obsolete and no longer in production, it can still be encountered in combat zones.

It might be resin but it feels and looks like metal! Amazing. Cast from a silicon mold of an original de-milled WW1 grenade to exacting precision, it has all the detail of the original. One-piece body, correct fuse top, and steel pull pin with ring!

This Excellent alternative to carrying an expensive original into the field, or add it to your WW2 collection as valued display piece. Color is grey resin and finished with a coating of graphite to provide that authentic metal sheen. The naked eye won't be able to tell the difference.

Totally inert and cannot be converted to an explosive device.

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