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In 1903 - 1904 colonel Vasic developed a domestic hand grenade, used for the first time during guerilla actions on the territories under the Turkish occupation.
In 1912 colonel Vasic improved percussion fuse and decelerating mixture so the grenade became the standard weapon of the Serbian Army (popular "kragujevka" or "vasicka").


During 1925, the improved Vasic's fuse was installed into foreign hand grenades
(German M.17, French FM.15 and OF M.15 and British Lemon).
Later models of domestic hand grenades (M.35 and M.38) were mostly based on the same Vasic M. 12/25 system fuse but they were produced in Valjevo plant of "Visegrad's Stankovic Industry AD" (VISTAD).
In Kragujevac plants, the French "Viven Bessiere" rifle grenade launcher were adjusted to the Austrian Mannlicher M.88/90 rifles and a lot of time was spent on the experiments with the domestic Djuric rifle grenade.

Text comes from
http://www.zastava-arms.co.yu:80/english/zastava.htm, with more on Yugoslavian weaponry.

Click on the names below to see a description of each type.

Grenades <1945:

M 17

Kragujevac

M35 Defensive

M35 Offensive

M38 Defensive

M38 Offensive

"PARTIZANKA-DRVAR" 1941

"No.1" Unknown model ww2

"No.2" Unknown model ww2

Official souvenir gift.



I have just started to work on post-ww2 yugo grenades, so help out if you can.

Details on measurements came from the ardec-eod guide, but needs renewal.
Please help out to complete these.



Post-ww2 grenades :

F1

M38/46

M50

M50 practice

M52

M62

M65

M69

M75

M79

M85

CT91

M91

M92

M93

M93 ŠBR

M94

M95

RB100

PKL

PKLM62

Sarajka

Zeneva

Biseanka

Gorazde

RB Vukovarka

RB Rdeeka

RB Trofenja

RB-BRON

RB-KREŠIMIR

RB KIK1

RB KIK2

RB KIK3

RB KIK4

Other nationalities

Throwing dummy

Unknown types



Chemical grenades :

M49 smoke-stickgrenade

BRS AF-1S

BRS M79 AF-1

BRS M79 AF-2

BRS M79 AG-1

BRS M79 AG-2

LRB M3

RB M1

RB M2

RB M403

RB M404

BRS M 94-CS

Gorazde CS




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This photo came from Francesco.
It shows a Yugoslavian type grenade, possibly the
M75.
Who has any information about the fuze on it, with an aluminium lever?
Please send any information.
MAIL

Bob suggested that it might be normally made in one of the Yugo-conflict countries, but slightly "improvised" due to shortages in production. Very possible, thanks Bob.



56mm Grenade Launcher


Click on the image on the right for more info on this grenade throwing weapon.


Rifle grenades :

TKM M-60

TTM-M-60

TDM M-62

TOM M-62

THM M-83

TTM M-91