U.S. WWII Mk 2 Cast Iron Pineapple Grenade with Yellow Band
New Made Item: This is the iconic steel U.S. fragmentation pineapple grenade as used in WWII. Wartime grenades (c.1942 and onward) were painted Olive Drab with a Yellow ring at the top.
Cast from an original with an original spoon trigger device. The Mk 2 defensive hand grenade is a fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II) used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II and in later conflicts including the Vietnam War. The Mk II was standardized in 1920 replacing the Mk I of 1917. It was phased out gradually, the U.S. Navy being the last users, on 2 April 1945 the MkII and Mk IIA1 were re-designated the Mk 2 and Mk 2A1.
The Mk II was commonly known as a pineapple grenade, because of its shape and structure. Grooves were cast into the cast iron shell, which was believed at the time to aid in fragmentation and had the side benefit of aiding in gripping the grenadethis provision gave it the appearance of a pineapple fruit. The Mk II was identified with an all yellow body prior to 1943. They were then painted olive drab for camouflage purposes with a narrow yellow band below the fuse.
Totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive devise, not available for export.
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- Totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive devise, not available for export.
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