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hand grenade AN-M8

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-23.30) The AN-M8 HC grenade produces dense clouds of white smoke for signaling and screening. The components are: body made as a sheet, steel cylinder, the filler is 19 ounces of Type C, hydrochloric (HC) smoke mixture, the fuse is an M201A1 and it weighs 24 ounces. The average soldier can throw the AN-M8 grenade 30 meters. The grenade emits a dense cloud of white smoke for 105 to 150 seconds. The AN-M8 grenade has a light green body with black markings and a white top. The AN-M8 HC hand grenade produces harmful hydrochloric fumes that irritate the eyes, throat, and lungs. It should not be used in enclosed or confined spaces unless Soldiers are wearing protective masks. 2. Damaged AN-M8 HC grenades that expose the filler are hazardous. Exposure of the filler to moisture and air could result in a chemical reaction that will ignite the grenade.



Acronym:

M8

Broader Terms:

hand grenade


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