Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 2, 2014 19:09:50 GMT 12
In WWII one of the most vital weapons to New Zealand soldiers was the hand grenade, but I was wondering does our Army still use grenades? And if yes, are they much the same as the '36' hand grenade our Army used in WWII? Or has technology developed them further?
From what I've seen of footage in Afghanistan the grenade is still an effective means of introducing your arrival in a room of the building you're trying to clear. Can't see why they wouldn't have them. As to technology, no idea. Different material and explosive perhaps?
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 3, 2014 13:00:20 GMT 12
Yes, but I have never seen any photos or footage of our NZ Army using them so wondered if they actually do? I guess they must do, it would be silly not to. Although who knows, Labour may well have banned them too at some stage.