Archive for the Smoke Category

Nebelkerze 39 Smoke Pot

Posted in Smoke with tags , , , , on June 10, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgInteresting item of Pioneer kit. This is a Nebelkerze 39 smoke pot used by both AFV’s and Pioneers as a means of quickly laying down a smoke screen during the attack. These were setup with the BZE39 fusing (found also on the M43 & e39 hand grenades) or with a zunder as seen in the photos below.

This one is stamped kun 1941 for the manufacturer J.F. Eisfeld GmbH, Werk Cunegonde.

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Nebeleihandgranate 42 Smoke Grenade

Posted in Smoke with tags , , , on March 15, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Nebeleihandgranate 42, a German smoke grenade with a Zündschnuranzünder 39 igniter. The grenade was made of two parts of fairly thick gauge steel crimped together with the smoke producing substance in the lower body and the ignition compound in the upper. These could also be fired from the LP42 flare pistol. This one is ground dug but still has much of it’s original green paint job.

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German Blendkörper 2H/24 Smoke Grenade

Posted in Smoke with tags , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgInteresting bit of kit, this is a smoke grenade, made from glass with an internal and an external container. The outside container holds titanium tetrachloride. The inner container hold water combined with calcium chloride. The thinking is that the CaCl lowered the freezing point of the water allowing the grenade to function in sub-zero temperatures.

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