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A frag grenade

Frag grenades (or fragmentation grenades) are small, anti-personnel grenades, exploding in a hail of thousands of tiny and deadly shards of metal,[1] the effect being to deny an enemy the benefits of any cover as they are assaulted.

Construction and Detonation

Frag grenades are very simple in design and effect, consisting of a central explosive core with a fuse inserted and secured by a pin, wrapped in a steel casing. Upon detonation, irregular shards of the casing are propelled at high velocity into the nearby surrounding area.[2] The casing is typically grooved, both to create more shrapnel upon detonation and to provide a secure grip.[3]

A single frag grenade weighs about 1 kilogram [2] and has a blast radius between 3 meters [4] and 5 meters [5].

Frag grenades carried by a Stormtrooper.

Other Types of Anti-Personnel Grenades

See also