Military

*FM 3-23.30

FIELD MANUAL
NO. 3-23.30
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 1 September 2000

FM 3-23.30

GRENADES AND PYROTECHNIC SIGNALS

Table of Contents


PREFACE

 

CHAPTER 1

TYPES OF HAND GRENADES

  1-1. Description
  1-2. Components
  1-3. Mechanical Function
  1-4. Fuzes
  1-5. Fragmentation Hand Grenades
  1-6. Smoke Hand Grenades
  1-7. Riot-Control Hand Grenades
  1-8. Special-Purpose Hand Grenades
  1-9. Practice Hand Grenades
  1-10. Stun Hand Grenades

CHAPTER 2

MAINTENANCE

  2-1. General Assembly
  2-2. Inspection Procedures
  2-3. Cleaning, Lubrication, and Preventive Maintenance

CHAPTER 3

EMPLOYMENT OF HAND GRENADES

Section I Introduction to Hand Grenade Training
  3-1. Hand Grenade Storing
  3-2. Hand Grenade Gripping Procedures
  3-3. Hand Grenade Throwing
Section II Tactical Employment
  3-4. Application
  3-5. Close Combat
  3-6. Plans and Preparations for Combat
  3-7. Employment Rules
  3-8. Offensive Employment
  3-9. Defensive Employment
  3-10. Retrograde Operations Employment
  3-11. Rear Area Operations Employment
  3-12. Use Under Adverse Conditions

CHAPTER 4

TRAINING PROGRAM

  4-1. Objectives
  4-2. Training Courses
  4-3. Collective Training
  4-4. Sample Squad Situational Training Exercise

CHAPTER 5

GROUND PYROTECHNIC SIGNALS

  5-1. Description
  5-2. Capabilities and Uses
  5-3. Handheld Signals
  5-4. Surface Trip Flares
  5-5. Simulators
  5-6. Illumination Ground Signal Kits

APPENDIX A

Live Hand Grenade Range Operations Checklist

APPENDIX B

Hand Grenade Safety Considerations

APPENDIX C

Range Construction/Modification

APPENDIX D

Threat Hand Grenades

APPENDIX E

Obsolete Hand Grenades

APPENDIX F

NATO Hand Grenades

APPENDIX G

Reproducible Forms

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHENTICATION

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited.


*This publication supersedes FM 23-30, 27 December 1988.



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list