Type 10 Grenade
Grenades of Japan During World war 2
Type 91 Grenade
Type 97 Grenade
Type 99 Grenade
First every fragmentation used by Imperial Japanese army. The weapon was in service from 1942 to 1945. The Type 10 could be also used as a Rife Grenade. And 50 grams of TNT within the grenade. But had a delay of about 8 seconds.
Type 91 was the upgraded version of the Type 10. Used by the Japanese imperial forces in Sino-Japanese war and the second world war. This upgrade version was filled with 65 grams of TNT. But still had a 8 second delay. Type 91 could be use as a bobby trap.
Type 97 was standard Grenade for the Japanese imperial Army and Navy. Another upgrade on the Type 10 and 91. Founght in three different wars. One of its major upgrade was the delay only took 5 seconds. Saw all action in Pacific campaign.
Type 99 Grenade was a upgraded Type 97. Used during world war 2. Its nickname was “Kiska grenade” by American troops. There was some major changes on the grenade which made it different from the other Type grenades in the series. Founght in the Battle of Kiska and many more.
Ceramic Grenade or also known as Type 4 Grenade. Was last stand weapon made by the Empire of Japan. By the end of World war 2 Japan was force to build cheap weapons due to Allied bombing. Ceramic grenade saw service in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Japanese Kamikaze Pilot blow himself with Grenade.