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Identify hand grenades / Employ hand grenades

Station H – HAND GRENADES – Point H-1

TASKS: 1. Identify hand grenades.

2. Employ hand grenades.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given five hand grenades, three engageable targets, and pictures of five different hand grenades.


1. Identify the use for each type grenade with 10 seconds to do so for each grenade.

2. Throw a grenade for each target so that it explodes within the effective bursting radius (five meters) of the grenade for a target in the open or explodes within an enclosure or fighting position.

3. Do not expose yourself for more than 5 seconds at a time.

4. Engage each target within 30 seconds.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task does not differ from task number 071 325 4407 in STP 21 1 SMCT or FM 7 8, sketch of fighting position, FM 23 30.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: Pictures of grenades are shown in FM 23 30. Provide five hand grenades (training practice) for each lane, two silhouette targets for each lane, field table, clipboard, stopwatch, pen, and FB Form 20 23 R.

SITE SETUP: Provide containers for the practice grenades and for expended firing devices. This site should afford a safe area for throwing practice grenades with firing devices.

TARGETS: One target has a single silhouette and is located at a range of 35 meters. A second target has overhead cover and a covered route that the candidate can use to approach it. A third target consists of one standard two soldier fighting position, without overhead cover, located at a range of 20 meters and containing one visible silhouette target.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must identify hand grenades and employ hand grenades. You will identify five different grenades. You will have ten seconds for each grenade. You will engage three different enemy targets with five hand grenades. You have 30 seconds to engage each target.

“Target Number 1 is a dismounted enemy soldier at a range of 35 meters. The situation and available cover will not permit you to move closer to the target.

“Target Number 2 is an enemy position with overhead cover that can be approached along a covered route.

“Target Number 3 is an enemy fighting position without overhead cover at a range of 20 meters. The situation and available cover will not permit you to move closer to the target. The scorer will inform you as soon as you hit each target.

“Your grenade must explode within 5 meters of the exposed target and in both the bunker and fighting position. If you miss a target the first time, you may throw another grenade at it. However, you only have five grenades, and you must engage and hit three targets to pass this station. Your time starts after you are in position at each target. Do you understand what you must do?”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say–


Allow the candidate to proceed for 30 seconds and then say–


Have the candidate proceed to the next phase. The candidate must engage each target within 30 seconds from the time he begins that phase of the task.

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