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Vaneless Hales Pattern Mk I No 20 rifle grenade, 1916

Made by the Western Electric Company, this consists of a rod attached to a grenade and was inserted into the barrel of a standard rifle. Firing a blank cartridge launched the device. As the war developed, rifle grenades were modified to carry smoke, incendiary devices, flares and anti-tank warheads, as well as high explosive.

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NAM. 1982-10-7-1


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National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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