AN-M14 TH3 incendiary hand grenade
The AN-M14 TH3 incendiary hand grenade is used to destroy equipment. It can damage, immobilize, or destroy vehicles, weapons systems, shelters, or munitions. The grenade may also be used to start fires in areas containing flammable materials.
(1) Body -- sheet metal.
(2) Filler -- 26.5 ounces of thermate (TH3) mixture.
(3) Fuze -- M201A1.
(4) Weight -- 32 ounces.
(5) Safety clip -- no.
(6) Capabilities -- can be thrown 25 meters by average soldier. A portion of the thermate mixture is converted to molten iron, which burns at 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It will fuze together the metallic parts of any object that it contacts. Thermate is an improved version of thermite, the incendiary agent used in hand grenades during World War II. The thermate filler of the AN-M14 grenade burns for 40 seconds and can burn through a 1/2-inch homogeneous steel plate. It produces its own oxygen and will burn under water.
(7) Color/markings -- gray with purple markings and a single purple band (current grenades). Under the standard color-coding system, incendiary grenades are light red with black markings.
WARNING: AVOID LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THE INCENDIARY GRENADE AS IT BURNS; THE |
INTENSITY OF THE LIGHT IS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TO THE RETINA.
- GRENADES AND PYROTECHNIC SIGNALS Field Manual FM 23-30 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 27 December 1988
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