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  1. #1
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    Default Which weapon used this grenade

    Picked up in Poland, Island of Hela by my father in law when delivering material for housebuliding and on the return trip coal to Sweden in august 1945
    Overall lenght 249mm
    Diameter 50,0mm
    Taper lenght 40mm
    Fuse thread diameter 30mm

    Explosive cavity depth from top 111mm

    Bottom hole 12mm Diameter depth 15,6
    two small holes 3.7 mm diameter depth 5,5mm
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    Marking on bottom in blue inl 2c gqv 44
    Stamped on the side 2CgqvK-Bj44

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    It's a German 1 kg incendiary airdropped bomb.

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    Thanks for the Quick reply. Does the marking reveal the manufacturer?

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    In theory - yes. "gqv" is a manufacturer code, sadly it's not present in lists available online.

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    Mr Heiders book on manufacturing codes, that I highly recommend, says that it is Pommerische Industrie-Werke GmBH, Barth.

    Bob

    „A mind needs books like sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge“
    Tyrion Lannister

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    Bob,


    Could you give the exact title of this book, please ?


    S.

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    Thanks

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