Type 98 grenade

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The Type 98 Hand Grenade (九八式柄付手榴弾, Kyūhachi-shiki etsuki teryūdan) was a fragmentation hand grenade deployed by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The explosive charge contained 3 oz (85 g) of picric acid (more powerful but less safe explosive than TNT). The weapon operated identically to the Type 23 (Chinese version of the German Model 24) stick grenade on which it was based, except that a pull ring was attached to the igniting cord, and the actual fuse delay itself was reduced to four to five seconds (varying from grenade to grenade).

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