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Grenades

Bomba a mano controcarro BREDA Mod.42: 600 gr of high explosive, very similiar to the Mod.35, but more powerful.

Bomba a mano O.T.O Mod.35

Bomba a mano Controcarro Incendiaria O.T.O: This had 600cc of incendiary liquid.AT grenade

Bomba a mano Tipo S: Offensive grenade.

Weight:190 gr
Height:88mm
Diameter:50/54mm
Effective Range=15 m
Explosive: Tritolo 50gr

Bomba a mano Tipo M.C.S: Offensive grenade

Weight:180gr

Height:80mm
Diameter:50/54mm
Effective Range: 15 meters
Explosive:40g

Bomba a mano Breda Mod.35: Offensive grenade

Weight: 180 gr

Bomba a mano S.R.C.M Mod.35

Height:80mm
Diameter:50/54mm
Effective Range:15 meters

Explosive:Tritolo binitronaftalina 63gr

Bomba a mano O.T.O. Mod.35: Offensive grenade

Weight:150 gr
Height:96mm
Diameter:58mm
Effective Range:15 meters
Explosive:Tritolo binitronaftalina 36 gr

Bomba a mano S.R.C.M. Mod.35: Offensive grenade

Weight:200 gr
Height:80mm
Diameter:64mm
Effective Range:12 meters
Explosive:Tritolo binitronaftalina 43 gr

Bomba a mano Tipo S.I.P.E: Defensive grenade

 

Weight:650gr
Height:135mm
Diameter:57mm
Effective Range:35 meters
Explosive:Schneiderite 50 gr

Bomba Anticarro Tipo Breda Mod.42

Dismantled Light Mortar Bomb (Model 35 45mm Brixia).

Esplosive:Tritolo 600gr
Weight:1.050 gr

Anti Tank Grenade Bomba Anticarro Incendiary O.T.O. Mod.42:

Weight:1.120 gr
Effective Range:6 m
Explosive: Tritolo + 650cc of incendiary liquid

All these hand grenades had to be launched from a distance of 20 to 30 meters and had a shrapnel area of about 10 meters. Usually different colors meant different use for type of grenades:

Red: Combat
Yellow: Training

White with Yellow Stripes: Training

The S.I.P.E. Defensive Grenades were to be used only for defensive role. They had different time “actions” and shrapnel area was roughly 50 to 60 meters.

Article and Photos by: Domsan