Do grenades count as weapons?

Do grenades count as weapons?

A grenade is an explosive device that is often thrown by hand (thus the retronym hand grenade), but it may also refer to a shell (explosive projectile) fired from a rifle (as a rifle grenade) or a grenade launcher. The word "grenade" comes from French grenadier, meaning "hand grenade." These devices were first used by soldiers in the 18th century and have been adapted for use by civilians as improvised weapons.

Grenades are designed to cause injury or death through a variety of means, such as shrapnel or an incendiary compound. They can be classified by function into impact grenades, signal grenades, illumination grenades, and tear gas grenades.

An example of an impact grenade would be a claymore mine. These mines contain several hundred steel balls that expand on contact with water or an electrical charge. The balls are large enough to cause serious injury and can be distributed over a large area.

A signal grenade would be used to send a warning or message. Some common examples include flare guns and smoke bombs. Signal grenades are useful when you want to let others know about an obstacle or danger without giving away your own position.

Illumination grenades work like flashlights but use light instead of electricity to produce illumination. These grenades are used by police officers during nighttime raids to illuminate rooms where suspects are hiding.

What is the difference between a bomb and a grenade?

A grenade is a tiny munition thrown by hand, according to the US military's ordnance categorization system. Rifle grenades are fired from the end of a rifle by the pressure inside the barrel after shooting a bullet or blank. A bomb is a weapon that is dropped from the sky. The term "grenade" comes from the French word for thunderbolt.

There are two types of grenades: Incendiary and explosive. An incendiary grenade starts a fire when it hits something flammable. It can be used to create a defensive position or signal fire. An explosive grenade does not start a fire but it can cause damage by blowing up things within its radius. It can be used for offensive purposes such as clearing buildings of enemies or destroying objects like road signs or enemy vehicles.

Grenades are usually categorized by their shape and function. There are three main types: spherical, cylindrical and plate.

Spherical grenades look like small balls and come in different sizes. They are used for throwing at targets far away. Because of their wide surface area, many spherical grenades will go off when they hit something hard. Cylindrical grenades look like large cigars and come in different lengths. They are used for throwing at close range. If you throw a cylindrical grenade and miss, there's a good chance that it will explode when it hits something hard. Plate grenades are shaped like a flat disc and come in different sizes.

Are grenades the same as bombs?

A grenade is a tiny explosive, chemical, or gas blast used at close range. Because the bulbous forms of early grenades resembled that fruit, the name "grenade" was most likely derived from the French word for pomegranate. However, this connection has been disputed.

Bomb and grenade are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. A bomb can be any heavy object used to destroy property and equipment while a grenade is a small explosive device used to kill or injure people nearby. Grenades are usually less than 10 pounds, while bombs can weigh more than 100 pounds. Grenades do not have to explode; they can also deflate like a balloon when they reach their destination.

People sometimes use the terms "bomb" and "grenade" interchangeably, but they mean different things. When you say "I threw a grenade," you are saying that you threw something that could possibly hurt or kill someone else. When you say "I threw a bomb," you are saying that you threw something that could potentially destroy something.

Grenades are usually smaller and lighter than bombs. This means that they are easier to transport and handle. But because they are so easy to carry around, there is a risk that someone might grab one without your knowing it.

How did grenades change warfare?

Hand grenades were sometimes known as "hand bombs" during World War I. The fundamental theory behind their usage in battling armies was that grenades may kill the enemy when they were underground or behind cover. They might also drive the enemy into the open, making them targets for rifle and machine gun fire.

During World War II, hand grenades became even more lethal. Improvements made to the grenade design included a plastic body so that it would not break up upon impact with the ground or a target, a metal pin used to hold the top shell in place while arming the device, and a sharper point on the base of the shell to increase its impact force. A hand grenade is armed by pulling a ring to open a safety mechanism which allows pressure from within the grenade to push down on a rod which releases the pin and enables the grenade to explode.

There are three main types of hand grenades: M67, M73, and M84. The M67 is the most common type of hand grenade used today in the United States Army. It contains 79 milligrams of TNT and is designed to be thrown by hand. The M73 is similar to the M67 but contains 90 milligrams of explosive power. The M84 is an anti-personnel grenade that uses hollow balls filled with 20 grams of tear gas as well as aluminum shards and glass beads to inflict injury upon anyone who comes into contact with it.

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