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F1 hand grenade

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This page is for the French F1 grenade. For the Cold War-era Soviet grenade and the modern Australian grenade respectively, see F-1 hand grenade and F1 hand grenade (Australia)

The F1 hand grenade was designed in France during World War I and used until after World War II. As early as 1915, the Fusante 1 hand grenade was introduced into the French army. It was oval in shape and resembled a small pineapple with deep grooves on the outside. The first models had a simple percussion fuse with a brass protective cap. To activate, the cap had to be pulled off and the hand grenade had to be struck with the fuze on a hard object. A percussion cap then ignited the fuse, which consisted of a simple detonating cord with a crimped-on detonator.

From 1916 onwards, the automatic fuze of the "Billant" system was used, which had a preloaded firing pin with a bow safety. The F1 was feared for its powerful fragmentation effect (up to 200 m) and was also introduced by the Russian army shortly after the war. In 1935 it was modified and equipped with Mle. 1935 fuse.

F1 Mle. 1916

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle. 1916 Billant fuse.

The F1 Mle. 1916 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Bennie the Howl (Benya Krik) Benya Krik's men 1926
Heroes for Sale U.S. Army 1933
Shock Troop French soldiers 1934
China Seas Lewis Stone Third Officer Tom Davids 1935
Clark Gable Captain Alan Gaskell
The Seventh Company Outdoors (La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune) Michel Berto A British pilot 1977

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Battlefield: 1918 2004
Forgotten Hope 2 "Grenade Fusante no 1" 2007
Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 "F1" 2015
Verdun "Grenade Mle 1916 Billant F1" 2015
Tannenberg "Grenade Mle 1916 Billant F1" Romanian Update 2019
Beyond The Wire "Grenade Fusante NR1" 2022

F1 Mle. 1935

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle. 1935 fuse.

The F1 Mle. 1935 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Over Tissa (Nad Tissoy) Konstantin Starostin Grab 1958
The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) Bernard Blier Eusebio Cafarelli 1964
Charles Millot Hans Müller
Panic in Bangkok (Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117) Akom Mokranond Sonsak 1964
Weekend at Dunkirk Jean-Paul Belmondo Julien Maillat 1964
The Monocle Laughs (Le Monocle rit jaune) Marcel Dalio Elie Mayerfitsky 1964
OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117) Frederick Stafford Hubert Bonisseur 1965
Mylène Demongeot Anna-Maria Sulza
A Matter of Resistance Donald O'Brien An American Captain 1966
Pierre Brasseur Dimanche
Philippe Noiret Jérôme
Line of Demarcation (La ligne de démarcation) Claude Léveillée Capt. Presgrave 1966
Shock Troops (Un homme de trop) Jacques Perrin Kerk 1967
Nino Segurini Paco
Serge Sauvion Felix
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Jack Palance Ricciolo alias 'Curly' 1968
Mr. Freedom Various 1969
Borsalino 1970
The Horse (La horse) André Weber Bien-Phu Dummy 1970
Kelly's Heroes Telly Savalas Master Sgt. "Big" Joe 1970
She No Longer Talks She Shoots Annie Girardot Rosemonde 1972
R.A.S. Michel Peyrelon Lt. Keller 1973
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) Jean-Paul Belmondo Bob Saint-Clair 1973
The Conspiracy (Le complot) Raymond Pellegrin Paraux 1973
Fear over the City (Peur sur la ville) Adalberto Maria Merli Minos 1975
The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil) The maquisards 1975
Cop Story (Flic Story) Jean-Louis Trintignant Émile Buisson 1975
The Phoney (Le Faux-cul) Seen in Maxime's cupboard 1975
Holy Year (L'année sainte) Nicoletta Machiavelli Carla 1976
The Good and the Bad (Le bon et les méchants) Seen on the base of the Resistance 1976
A Captain's Honor (L'Honneur d'un capitaine) French soldiers 1982
The African (L'Africain) Philippe Noiret Victor 1983
Dog Day (Canicule) Lee Marvin Jimmy Cobb 1984
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes) Maruschka Detmers Laura 1984
Let Sleeping Cops Lie (Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort) French policeman 1988
Diplomatic Siege Serbian terrorist 1999
Total Western Samuel Le Bihan Bédé 2000
Days of Glorye Jamel Debbouze Saïd Otmari 2006
The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) Nicolas Duvauchelle Antoine Ripa 2007
Philosophy of a Knife on the table 2008
Everyman's War Nico Izambard Maurice 2009
The Army of Crime Simon Abkarian Missak Manouchian 2009
Robinson Stévenin Marcel Rayman
Adrian Jolivet Henri Krasucki
Xavier Hosten Cristea
French Resistance
City 44 Tomasz Schuchardt "Kobra" 2014
Polish insurgents
OSS 117: From Africa with Love 2021


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Julie Lescaut Luc Lavandier Lt. Martin "Mort d'un petit soldat" (S06E04) 1997
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - Season 1 seen in armory; "L'ame Perdue" (S1E01) 2023

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Time Crisis Unusable 1995
Call of Duty: Black Ops Mistaken for Soviet F-1 2010
Squad 44: Letters From The Front Introduced in Plan Jaune update 2018

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