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"German Tear-Gas Grenade" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief note on a captured German chemical grenade originally appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 20, March 11, 1943.

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An egg-shaped German grenade captured in the Middle East had a yellow band on the body and four pear-shaped projections on the lower half of the body. It contained a bursting charge and a small metal capsule of CN (chloracetophenone, a tear gas), and was fitted with a standard pull igniter.


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