Category Archives: Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades

Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Thirteen – The Universal Grenade

We’ve seen some pretty basic hand grenades (in particular the Lakos grenades) in the past few months, so let’s take a look at something more complex, whilst bearing in mind that the more complicated the device, the more to go … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Twelve – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Five

In Part Four of this introduction to Austro-Hungarian hand grenades I showed you a small Schwere hand grenade, very similar to this example. 

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Eleven – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Four

Another heavy Schwere hand grenade, this version introduced into the Austro-Hungarian Army during the latter part of the war.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Ten – The Zeitzünder M16 Grenade

The Zeitzünder M15 was superseded by the M16 ‘Torpedo’ in 1916, ostensibly because it had a greater range, although the M15 continued to be used, presumably until stocks ran out.  The M16 was a smooth tube, cast-iron canister grenade that, like the … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Nine – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part Two

Another Zeitzünder M15 grenade, although unlike the previous example I showed you, this is one hundred percent the hand grenade version, as the handle demonstrates.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Eight – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part One

This is the Zeitzünder M15 grenade, or the Guguruz, meaning something like corn-on-the-cob, as it was colloquially known.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Seven – The Zylindergranade

Given that there ain’t that much going on here at the moment following our Boesinghe tour – at least above water – beneath I am paddling like crazy – here’s another in our sometime series of Great War Austro-Hungarian hand … Continue reading

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