Hand Grenade Fuze with Self-Induced Spin for Arming.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A hand grenade is provided with a fuze comprising a firing means, means including two centrifugally-operated elements movably carried by the grenade housing for arming the firing means, means including an inertia member rotatable relative to the housing and a torsion spring between the inertia member and the housing for spinning the housing to operate the arming elements, and manually-held safety means for preventing arming until the grenade is thrown. Two disclosed embodiments have different arming and firing means with substantially the same spinning means. Author
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