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Nebelhandgranate 39

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Nebelhandgranate 39 - Early production model. It differed from the original by a white stripe on the body and by the presence of holes in the lower part of the body.
Nebelhandgranate 39B - Late production model. It was distinguished by its smoke-generating composition. An additional white stripe was applied to the handle, and in order to determine the type of grenade in the dark, the handle at the bottom was equipped with ring grooves.
Nebelhandgranate 39B - Nebelhandgranate 39 without handle with lattice fuse. Model from the late war period.

The Nebelhandgranate 39 ("fog hand grenade 39") is a smoke-producing version of the Model 24 Stielhandgranate, used by Nazi Germany throughout the Second World War. The weapon is essentially identical to the Model 24 in terms of construction, but instead of an explosive blast warhead, it is fitted with a head containing zinc oxide and hexachloroethane, emitting smoke through holes drilled into the base of the head.

The weapon's close resemblance to the Model 24 led to fears of soldiers accidentally throwing the wrong type of grenade, and so the Nebelhandgranate 39 had completely different markings to the standard Model 24, including a distinctive white band around the middle of the handle. This proved inadequate when the soldier was not able to visually inspect the grenade before throwing (in confined spaces and at night, for example) and so late-war versions like the example image also had a series of ridges and grooves at the base of the handle so that a soldier could tell the two grenades apart by touch.

The Nebelhandgranate 39 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Soldier of Orange A Fallschirmj├Ąger 1977
Beyond the Border can be seen in Egil's bunker 2011
Fury German SS troops 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hidden & Dangerous 1999
World War II Online: Battleground Europe 2001
Day of Defeat: Source 2005
Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 2006
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 2006
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad 2006
Karma Online 2011
Uprising44: The Silent Shadows 2012
Day of Infamy "Nebelhandgranate" 2016
Squad 44: Letters From The Front 2018
Call of Duty: Vanguard 2021
Enlisted 2021
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 2021

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