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The Hand Grenade is the dramatic story, covering its origins, development, use - in the World Wars and into the present day - and lasting influence on close-quarter combat and infantry tactics.

Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. In this engaging study the origins, development, combat use and lasting legacy of the military hand grenade are explored and assessed, accompanied by specially commissioned full-color artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Development: A universal weapon /Use: Grenades in combat /Impact: Assessing the hand grenade's influence /Conclusion /Glossary /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Feb 17 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472807342
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 34 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 38
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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