Well, been gone awhile and was hoping, after I posted it, that my above joke about the stick grenade wasn't considered "going too far" as I've never wanted to violate the good morals of this forum.
No complaints, so I'm assuming I"m okay but will still apologize if anyone is offended. I'm a rather crude man.
Would note that the stick grenade seems to rely more on pure concussion rather than concussion/shrapnel. The American "pineapple" grenade is obviously designed to throw large, fragments of what seems to be steel or cast iron everywhere upon detonation. I don't know how thick the metal is on a real stick grenade. Maybe it's thicker than I think. Seems to me like once it detonated it would basically just rip a hole in one side of it or just vaporize the whole thing and that would be about it but I guess even thin pieces of metal entering your body at high velocity wouldn't be too pleasant and would do some damage.
If I'm not mistaken, stick grenades are what did in Brad Pitt in the movie "Fury" while Norman snuck out the belly hatch and laid in the mud under the machine. Makes me wonder, if they didn't, why the hell didn't Sherman tanks have a hatch with a lock nobody could open from the outside to toss in some grenades?
Last edited by planalp; 05-16-2020 at 05:28 PM.