Monday, September 7, 2015

Praxis: The Myth Behind the Classic Pineapple Grenade

Fruit-shape bomb didn't shatter along the squares


Jeff said...

The Mills grenade also found another use in WW2. Thanks to the ingenuity of a manufacturer of construction/mining/paving equipment and an eclectic group known as the "Wheezers and Dodgers" a simple air or steam powered mortar used the mills grenade as a stop-gap anti-aircraft weapon for costal craft. It had the peculiar property - when bursting in air - of creating a large dark cloud, perhaps leading attacking aircraft into thinking the target was better armed. This was but one of a long list of weapons and devices attributable to the " Department of Miscellaneousl Weapons Developement" .

And, prayers for your health, Mike !

Anonymous said...

The Holman Projector. Interesting reading.

Harry_the_Horrible said...

Turns out that, if you want to to the casing to break along the notches, they have to be on the inside facing the explosive.