What happens if a soldier in the heat of battle puts it on the wrong setting?
For both American cult-art and explosive shrapnel spread, add baseball stitch detail.
At least we can still put little messages and drawings on them with a marker for our enemies to see right before they die
S Michael
I can't believe that hand grenades were withdrawn because of asbestos... We didn't want to cause harm to our enemies because of asbestos. Hand grenades are not a close quarters weapon. Next we will be banning bullets because of the lead content. WTF
@S Michael- "We didn't want to cause harm to our enemies because of asbestos."
Well, there was also the matter of the guys throwing the grenades and then walking into a cloud of asbestos dust after they go off.
But then again, our troops are tough. I'm sure cancer isn't a big deal for them.
I was gonna say LOL it was danger for the user not the enemy ;)
Imho a good idea would be a coded remote detonation trigger. I know I'd want one! Make it a 3 in 1 device!
El Bonko
@Bob Worst case scenario, someone could get hurt or even killed. Honestly the device seems a bit dangerous.
Michael Z. Williamson
Asbestos would be a hazard during the production stage, for the workers making them.
There have, in fact, been proposals to ban lead bullets, and replace them with tungsten, which is almost exclusively found in China, and is very expensive.
S Michael: We actually did ban lead bullets upwards of ten years ago. For range training the Services, starting with the Army, have used a no-lead formulation because of the very real, demonstrated hazard of lead dust & fumes on a firing range. El Bonko : Duh, of course these things are dangerous. They are weapons of war. What did you expect? Grenades that merely annoy the enemy? Using any weapon system under the duress and stress of an active firefight always entails at least some risk for the soldier. This design is an attempt to give a soldier choices and flexibility. What does bother me here is the statement that it will enter service in FIVE years, that it truly a serious WTF kind of question. And, yes I am an Army Ordnance Officer.
OK, but say you use consussive, now you have what, a frag body with explosive left, a UXO laying around for the enemy to rewire later or necessitate EOD to come dispose of the bodys