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    Iranian Hand Grenade, Model Unknown

    It's too quiet around here, so here's another one.



    As the title says, it's Iranian, and we don't know what to call it. Pretty standard striker release design, mostly plastic with steel balls imbeded in a plastic matrix for frag.

    Oddly, this grenade comes filled with plastic (or plasticized) explosive (which is odd in that there is no need for plasticized explosive in a grenade, and as such most are filled with flake, powder, cast or pressed explosive). At least they don't come apart when you throw them. Easy to inert, too.



    I find the embossed writing on the side especially cool; perhaps if someone took the time to translate it, it would not be known as 'model unknown'. Maybe it says 'if you can read this, infidel.... '



    Edited to add: Motorcityman knew someone who could translate the writing, and took the time to do so (Thanks!). I believe the translator viewed the pictures in the opposite order, refering to the second picture first.

    Direct from the translator:

    In the first picture, the writing seems to be a serial number, for it is a mixture of letters and numbers. If we transliterate the letters, it will read as follows: SAL43LO59.

    In the second picture, the writing can be read as "Sasid," "Sasad" or Sasud" - because the Arabic script does not usually write the short vowels - a, i or u. I do not know what its meaning is.


    So there we have it...

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    damnit no teasing me with those awesome grenades!
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    I'll have it translated for you. McM

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    Again , thanks for sharing.

    I'm so glad someone from the big sandbox brought back some goodies and have above average photo skills.

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    Bump for the translation info...

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    From Ed Straz of Inert-Ordnance...

    Looks like a subsequent fuze modification from the German MDM-11. Here is the data sheet for it.

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    The body looks the same, but mine has a different fuze.

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    PINE APPLE ?

    ship one to me so I could try it on our syptic tank.
    Just kidding !!

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    I still have one for sale.

    I also have a different model Iranian grenade, I'll try to get some more pics up.

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    remember the iranians speak farsi not arabic
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    The first picture says "Sasad" or something like it...Unknown meaning.

    The second picture reads "SAL63LE59" 'SAL means year'

    I'm just literally translating it the best I can.
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    Re: Iranian Hand Grenade, Model Unknown

    Looks similar to Yugo M75 but this iranian looks better IMHO, nice found!



    Serbs during Kosovo war was putting those grenades in glass and stand them on doors as booby trap almost in every civilian houses
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    The traslation of the second picture is : SA 100
    Quote Originally Posted by eodinert View Post
    It's too quiet around here, so here's another one.



    As the title says, it's Iranian, and we don't know what to call it. Pretty standard striker release design, mostly plastic with steel balls imbeded in a plastic matrix for frag.

    Oddly, this grenade comes filled with plastic (or plasticized) explosive (which is odd in that there is no need for plasticized explosive in a grenade, and as such most are filled with flake, powder, cast or pressed explosive). At least they don't come apart when you throw them. Easy to inert, too.



    I find the embossed writing on the side especially cool; perhaps if someone took the time to translate it, it would not be known as 'model unknown'. Maybe it says 'if you can read this, infidel.... '



    Edited to add: Motorcityman knew someone who could translate the writing, and took the time to do so (Thanks!). I believe the translator viewed the pictures in the opposite order, refering to the second picture first.

    Direct from the translator:

    In the first picture, the writing seems to be a serial number, for it is a mixture of letters and numbers. If we transliterate the letters, it will read as follows: SAL43LO59.

    In the second picture, the writing can be read as "Sasid," "Sasad" or Sasud" - because the Arabic script does not usually write the short vowels - a, i or u. I do not know what its meaning is.


    So there we have it...

 

 

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