- Feb 15, 2014
I believe the 36 M rifle tube would need blank cartridge to be fired. The one in Shivalik has bullet trap technology allowing live munition to be fired.@Chinmoy Sir,
We are unnecessarily getting / migrating to "Grenade 36 M Hand and Tube Launching". I am sure both are same so far tube launching is concerned. It has a base screw and the bottom of the base screw has female threaded portion to take in the launch tube. As I said earlier, the grenade is requires to be primed with different 7 second fuze and an iron ring is inserted over the safety liver before firing, It requires a ballistic cartridge to fire it from 7.62. It is cumbersome and time consuming alright but not what you are claiming.
Let us get over it and move forward.
GRENADE 36 M HAND AND TUBE LAUNCHING
This is an anti-personnel ammunition of fragmentation type, generally hand thrown. However, it can also be projected from a Rifle 7.62 mm 1A1 fitted with projector grenade 7.62 mm 1A using Cartridge SA, rifle grenade 7.62 mm HD. (TUBE LAUNCHING).
The grenade has a range of 23 to 27 metres when hurled manually and an increased range of 183 metres when fired form a 7.62 mm rifle. It explodes into 40 to 60 fragments, killing and maiming the enemy within an effective radius of 27.5 mts.
Grenade body Cast iron, segmented externally for better Fragmentation
Detonator 4 second delay (hand grenade) and 7 second delay (rifle grenade)
Mass of grenade Hand 680 g
Rifle 802 g
Ten grenades are hermetically sealed in a steel Box and four such boxes are packed into one carrier. A total of 40 grenades per package. Average gross weight is 53 kgs and the package dimensions are 660 mm x 325 mm x 215 mm.