Model 43 grenade
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The Model 43 Stielhandgranate was a hand grenade introduced by the German Army midway through World War II to replace its earlier Model 24 stick grenade. Production was simplified and versatility enhanced by combining the explosive charge and fuse to form a self-contained unit.
Like its precursor, the Model 43 consisted of an explosive-filled sheet-metal can affixed to a solid wooden stick for throwing. With a combined explosive charge and fuse the grenade head could also be dismounted from its handle and used separately as a booby trap. It could also be modified into an anti-personnel fragmentation grenade by the addition of a Splitterring.
The Model 43 used the same BZE 39 fuse assembly as the egg-shaped Model 39 Eierhandgranate, which was screwed into the top of the explosive charge.
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