Offensive Hand Grenades. The only offensive hand grenades in the supply system are in the Mark 3 (MK3)
series. MK3-series grenades are used for offensive purposes due to their blast effect. They can also be used for
demolition purposes. An MK3-series grenade is similar in size to a fragmentation grenade, but it has a cylindrical
body made of pressed fiber. It uses a single pyrotechnic delay fuze that functions 4 to 5 seconds after the safety
lever is released. The color code for the MK3 series is a black body with yellow markings. Its DODIC is G911.
Smoke Hand Grenades. Smoke grenades may be either burning- or bursting-type munitions. They are
used to provide smoke for screening small-unit activities and for ground-to-air signaling. Examples of smoke
grenades are shown in Figure 2-14.
Burning-type grenades include the AN-M8 smoke grenade. The AN-M8 grenade's body is a cylinder of thin sheet
metal. It uses a single pyrotechnic delay fuze. A percussion primer ignites the burning element, which then emits
a white smoke screen for approximately 105 to 150 seconds. The color code for the AN-M8 is a light-green body
with black markings. Its DODIC is G930.
Another burning-type smoke grenade is the M48. The M48 is a special-purpose training grenade. Its body
consists of two rubber hemispheres vulcanized together. The M48 contains red smoke. The color code for the
M48 is a light-green body with black markings and a black band. The DODIC for the M48 is G932.
Bursting-type smoke grenades are used for screening, signaling, and, because of their WP filler, as incendiary
devices. The M15 has a cylindrical sheet-steel body. It uses a pyrotechnic-delay detonating fuze, and emits a
smoke screen for approximately 60 seconds. Pieces of WP will ignite any flammable substance they contact.
The color code for the M15 is a gray body with one yellow band and yellow markings. Its DODIC is G935.
Another bursting-type smoke grenade is the M34. It is cylindrical in shape and has a serrated-steel body. It uses
a pyrotechnic-delay detonating fuze. The color code for the M34 is a light-green body with one yellow band and
light-red markings. The DODIC for the M34 is G937.
Riot-Control Hand Grenades. Riot-control grenades are used in counterinsurgency and other tactical
missions. Their body construction may be of rubber, metal, or plastic. Examples of riot-control hand grenades
are shown in Figure 2-15. They may be either burning- or bursting-type grenades. Burning-type riot-control hand
grenades include the M7 series, the M47, and the M58. The ABC-M25 series are bursting-type grenades.
M7-series grenades have cylindrical bodies constructed of thin sheet metal. They use a pyrotechnic-delay
igniting fuze, and are very similar to the AN-M8 smoke grenade in configuration. The filler used in M7-series
grenades is CN. Their color code is a gray body with one red band and red markings. The DODIC for the M7
series is G960.
The M47 grenade is used for riot control and for counterinsurgency actions. Its body is constructed of two rubber
hemispheres vulcanized together. It uses a pyrotechnic-delay igniting fuze, and is very similar to the M48 smoke
grenade in configuration. Its filler is CS. The color code for the M47 grenade is a gray body with one red band
and red markings. The DODIC for the M47 is G922.
The body of the M58 grenade is a thin-walled, two-piece, aluminum cylinder. The M58 uses a pyrotechnic-delay
igniting fuze. The filler used in the M58 is CS. Its color code is a gray body with one red band and red markings.
The DODIC for the M58 is G933.