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#1 Chris Werb

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 1842 PM

Is this someone messing around, or did the US really adapt the 60mm mortar bomb into a rifle grenade?

 

https://www.pinteres...98968774264486/

 

Late edit: Appears to be real

 

https://www.milsurps...39&d=1464301966

 

 

http://www.milsurps....ead.php?t=56965


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 2000 PM

On side note, it was interesting to read of rifle grenades used as grapnels...


Edited by shep854, 23 January 2018 - 2000 PM.

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#3 Ken Estes

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 2314 PM

As pictured in your second URL, this is a more modern successor manual, Chris:

 

http://bulletpicker....d and Rifle.pdf

 

It does not show the 60mm version, perhaps no longer recommended, but would seem to fall under the use of rifle grenade adapters, M1, M2, M2A1 as indicated in that photo of the round and a 1944 Tech Bulletin..


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 0258 AM

Modern day equivalent?
 


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#5 Sardaukar

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 0439 AM

Bit OT, but you might find this interesting rifle grenade:

 

https://en.wikipedia..._breach_grenade


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 0724 AM

Israelis, back in mid-70s actually made RPG-7 round conversion with illumination mortar round (captured 60mm IIRC), issued to a small patrol boats that lacked illum launchers (they also used few Carl Gustavs in the same role).


Edited by bojan, 24 January 2018 - 0725 AM.

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#7 Simon Tan

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 1924 PM

OG7 is much better.
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