Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate - "stalk hand grenade" - was the standard hand grenade of the German Army from World War I until the end of World War II. The very distinctive appearance led to it being called a "stick grenade", or a "potato masher" in British Army slang, and is today one of the most easily recognized infantry weapons of the 20th century.

Service history

In service: 1915–1945

Production history

Designed: 1915

Specifications

Weight: 595g
Length: 365 mm
Diameter: 70 mm
Filling: Trinitrotoluene
Detonation mechanism: 5 seconds