Concept

No. 6 grenade

Summary
The No. 6 Grenade was a hand grenade used by the United Kingdom during World War I. The No. 6 was a concussion grenade. A variant of it, called the "No. 7", contained shrapnel, making it a primitive fragmentation grenade. Pulling a loop at the top of the grenade ignited the fuse. Once the loop was pulled, the grenade was armed and had to be thrown immediately. History The No. 6 was one of the intern grenades, created because of problems associated with the No. 1 grenade. It is one of the few intern grenades that uses a friction-based lighting system. While this seemed fine in theory, in practice it had multiple problems. The most prominent of all was that the arming method did not work as intended. In many cases pulling the loop was too difficult for one man to do and it required two men. For a lone soldier, the best method was to hold the grenade between the knees and pull on the loop with both hands. However,
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