WWII US Army Practice MKII Grenade -
The Mk 2 defensive hand grenade is a fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II) used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II and in later conflicts including the Vietnam War. The Mk II was standardized in 1920 replacing the Mk I of 1917. It was phased out gradually, the U.S. Navy being the last users. It was replaced by the M26-series and later M61 and M67 grenades. On 2 April 1945 the Mk II and Mk IIA1 were redesignated the Mk 2 and Mk 2A1.
This is a US Army metal practice granade. One solid piece. No moving parts. The bottom
has an opening. The center of the granade is hollowed. The practice grenade gave the soldier a feel for the weight of the real thing and what it
would take to throw it.
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