Army/Navy Model 8 HC Smoke Grenade (AN-M8)


A ground-to-ground or ground-to-air signaling device, a target or landing zone marking device, or a screening device for unit movements.

Army/Navy Model 8 HC Smoke Grenade (AN-M8)
Color/Markings: light green body with black markings and a white top.
Body: Sheet steel cylinder.
Fuze Assembly: M201A1 Pull-ring Igniter. A "mouse trap" type igniting fuze with a 1.2 to 2.0 second delay. Ignition ignites the filler and expels it from the grenade body.
Filler: 19 ounces of Type C, hexachloroethane (HC) smoke mixture.
Weight: 24 ounces.
Safety clip?: No.
Range: Can be thrown 30 feet by an average soldier.
Duration: The grenade emits a dense cloud of white or gray smoke that lasts for 105 to 150 seconds (1.75 to 2.5 minutes).


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