Grenades & Pyrotechnic Signals

Publication Title:                   Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals
Publication/revision date:    01 SEP 2000
Field Manual:                        FM 3-23.30
   Supersedes:                      FM 23-30 (27 DEC 1988)
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
Table of Contents
PREFACE
CHAPTER 1 TYPES OF HAND GRENADES
1-1. Description
1-2. Components
1-3. Mechanical Function
1-4. Fuzes
1-5. Fragmentation Hand Grenades
1-6. Smoke Hand Grenades
1-7. Riot-Control Hand Grenades
1-8. Special-Purpose Hand Grenades
1-9. Practice Hand Grenades
1-10. Stun Hand Grenades
CHAPTER 2 MAINTENANCE
2-1. General Assembly
2-2. Inspection Procedures
2-3. Cleaning, Lubrication, and Preventive Maintenance
CHAPTER 3 EMPLOYMENT OF HAND GRENADES
Section I Introduction to Hand Grenade Training
3-1. Hand Grenade Storing
3-2. Hand Grenade Gripping Procedures
3-3. Hand Grenade Throwing
Section II Tactical Employment
3-4. Application
3-5. Close Combat
3-6. Plans and Preparations for Combat
3-7. Employment Rules
3-8. Offensive Employment
3-9. Defensive Employment
3-10. Retrograde Operations Employment
3-11. Rear Area Operations Employment
3-12. Use Under Adverse Conditions
CHAPTER 4 TRAINING PROGRAM
4-1. Objectives
4-2. Training Courses
4-3. Collective Training
4-4. Sample Squad Situational Training Exercise
CHAPTER 5 GROUND PYROTECHNIC SIGNALS
5-1. Description
5-2. Capabilities and Uses
5-3. Handheld Signals
5-4. Surface Trip Flares
5-5. Simulators
5-6. Illumination Ground Signal Kits
APPENDIX A Live Hand Grenade Range Operations Checklist
APPENDIX B Hand Grenade Safety Considerations
APPENDIX C Range Construction/Modification
APPENDIX D Threat Hand Grenades
APPENDIX E Obsolete Hand Grenades
APPENDIX F NATO Hand Grenades
APPENDIX G Reproducible Forms
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
AUTHENTICATION
 

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