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Video of slinging with a grenade?
Oct 18th, 2021 at 11:36am
 
A few years ago, I saw a black and white video from (I believe it was the Spanish Civil War) of men slinging a grenade underhanded from a roof.  But I can't find it anywhere.  Is there an archive of that somewhere?
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 3:36am
 
https://youtu.be/QCW5Mqw5RPo?t=34
what would you call it underhand or sidearm?
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Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 7:53pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Oct 19th, 2021 at 3:36am:
https://youtu.be/QCW5Mqw5RPo?t=34
what would you call it underhand or sidearm?

That wasn't the one that I saw, but it was equally cool.  Thanks!
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #3 - Oct 20th, 2021 at 10:15am
 
Lol yeah, sort of an under-side-scoop throw.

Guess when you've got a short countdown  to detonation, you don't hang around Smiley
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #4 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 6:07am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 20th, 2021 at 10:15am:
Guess when you've got a short countdown  to detonation, you don't hang around

I know I wouldn't be doing any Fig 8 style sweeping around my head with a grenade Cheesy
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #5 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 8:06am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 20th, 2021 at 10:15am:
Lol yeah, sort of an under-side-scoop throw.

Guess when you've got a short countdown  to detonation, you don't hang around Smiley

Grenades always scared me.  Even with training grenades people get nervous and mess up throwing bare handed.  I always wondered how many people got killed when a either they or a buddy threw a grenade and it bounced off a tree.

In the fog of war, I can only imagine what could go wrong with a literal ticking timebomb in the hands of a very nervous person.  Even more so, a nervous person with a ticking timebomb in a sling  Shocked
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #6 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 11:47am
 
which is why I have been mentally designing a more user friendly, modern grenade and sling system Smiley

The sling has a little rfid tag bult in and the grenade has a rfid reader.
Powered by a simple cr2032 battery with one of those plastic tags, so the battery stays fresh till used.
It should power the reader and detonator setup for a couple days at least.

So you load the grenade, set the time and leave it in the sling.
You have one button and a double digit readout, that allows you to set the timer for 1-99 seconds.

The countdown only begins when the grenade can no longer 'see' the rfid coil.

ie: after you've thrown it !

Kit also comes with a sling clip, so the grenade won't fall out till you remove the clip and throw.

That way you can set up a whole bunch of them, armed and ready to go at a moments notice.

And we'll keep them tennis ball sized. That's plenty of volume for whatever you want to pack inside the ceramic casing:
phosphorus, hi-ex, frag(hi-ex core surrounded by ballbearings), smoke, 'just' flash bang  etc

Given how much money modern ordnance costs, these things would be cheap as chips.
And silent in operation with a potential range of 100m plus !
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Re: Video of slinging with a grenade?
Reply #7 - Oct 26th, 2021 at 11:40am
 
“Silent in operation”

…well, silent on one end of the operation perhaps 🤷‍♂️
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