Mk3A2 Offensive Grenade

Type: Grenade

Nations: United States

Branch: Armed Forces

Time Period: 1960s- present (2020)


Other Names: Concussion Grenade

Caliber: TNT High Explosive

Facts: The first Mk3 pattern was originally deigned in 1918 during WWI for use against bunkers and trenches, the Mk3 was used to disable targets in bunkers and trenches by creating an explosion without the fragmentation, which helps ensure the user and nearby friendlies safety. The Mk3A2, a later variant, uses an 8oz TNT charge to create a concussive blast.