Nº 36 Grenade

(Mills Bomb)

Nº 36 Grenade

Particulars:

Weight: 1 lb. 11 ozs.
Fuze: Time
Delay: 4 sec.
7 sec.

As well as being issued to the Home Guard, the Nº 36 grenade (commonly called the Mills bomb) was the standard grenade of the British army. It is a fragmentation grenade, meaning that it is designed to break into pieces upon exploding. It could be fitted with a 4 second fuse (normally for hand-throwing) or a 7 second fuse (used when fired from a rifle fitted with a grenade launcher attachment).