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No. 76 Smoke Grenade
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Type Smoke charge
Users United Kingdom
Firing mode Impact fuse

The No. 76 Smoke Grenade is a British smoke and incendiary hand grenade.

DescriptionEdit

As an evolution of the Molotov Cocktail, glass bottle bombs filled with various smoke or incediary mixtures became popular with many armys in the late 1930ies. A typical example was the No. 76 Smoke Grenade, officially called "Self igniting Phosphorus No.76". Primarily intended as an anti-tank weapon, it contains a mixture of phosphorus, water and benzine and could also be fired from a Northover projector. It additionally contained a piece of rubber, which no only made the liquid more sticky to surfaces but also produced dense white smoke. The No.76 was an effective weapon but prone to accidents - both made it not much popular by the users and the receivers as well. The No.76 was succeded by the No.77 white phosphorus hand grenade in September 1943, which had a tin body and a percussion fuse, granting much more safety to the users.

In Battlegroup42, the No. 76 Smoke Grenade is depicted by the model of the No. 36M, since there is no proper model of it available. It is issued to the scout, medic and officer classes of the Australian, British, Dutch, French, Canadian and Greek Armies and called "Generic Smoke Charge".

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