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German Stick Grenade
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

German Stick Grenade

Accession #: 1977.0273
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 14" H x 2.5" W x 2.5" D

Physical Description

Brown metal stick grenade.

General History

The stick grenade, which was the standard hand grenade of German soldiers during World War I, was designed to detonate after either a 5.5 or 7 second delay, although some exploded on contact. Impact grenades (those that exploded upon landing) were less popular than those with a timed fuse because impact grenades held a higher probability of accidental explosions. In addition to the stick grenade, the German Army used disc, hand, and ball grenades during World War I.


Keywords

Country: Germany
War: World War I
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