This Grenade MKII metal will blow your socks off. Fear not, it’s hollowed out and fully inert, but still looks and feels just like the real thing. Nicknamed the “pineapple grenade” for its iconic shape, the Mk 2 was the standard issue anti-personnel grenade used by U.S. armed forces during WWII. This realistic model is an essential piece for any military memorabilia collection.
Why choose this replica Grenade MKII metal?
- Realistic full metal construction
- Authentic Mk 2 replica design
- The flat ground bottom can stand upright for display
- Separate piece pin and spoon assembly
- Makes a realistic prop for film or theatre productions
- Spoon and pin assembly are not spring-loaded
- The hollow frame detracts from the realism
Fragmentation Grenade MKII metal, like the M67, have a pre-formed fragmentation matrix on their frame that is designed to break apart into shrapnel upon detonation. Whereas concussion grenades, like the Mk 40, are designed to damage targets with explosive power alone.
The Grenade MKII metal (initially known as the Mk II) is a fragmentation-type anti-personnel hand grenade introduced by the U.S. armed forces in 1918. It was the standard issue anti-personnel grenade used during World War II, and also saw limited service in later conflicts, including the Korean War and Vietnam War. Replacing the failed Mk 1 grenade of 1917, it was standardized in 1920 as the Mk II, and redesignated the Mk 2 on April 2, 1945.
The Grenade MKII metal was gradually phased out of service as the M26-series (M26/M61/M57) grenade was introduced during the Korean War. Due to the tremendous quantity manufactured during World War II the Mk 2 was still in limited issue with the US Army and US Marine Corps throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The U.S. Navy was one of the last users of the Mk 2 when it was finally withdrawn from U.S. military service in 1969, replaced with the M33 series (M33/M67).