F1 hand grenade

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F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle. 1916 Billant fuse.
F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle. 1935 fuse.

This page is for the French F1 grenade. For the Cold War-era Soviet grenade, see F-1 hand grenade

The F1 hand grenade was designed in France during World War I and used until after World War II. As early as 1915, the Fusante 1 hand grenade was introduced into the French army. It was oval in shape and resembled a small pineapple with deep grooves on the outside. The first models had a simple percussion fuse with a brass protective cap. To activate, the cap had to be pulled off and the hand grenade had to be struck with the fuze on a hard object. A percussion cap then ignited the fuse, which consisted of a simple detonating cord with a crimped-on detonator.

From 1916 onwards, the automatic fuze of the "Billant" system was used, which had a preloaded firing pin with a bow safety. The F1 was feared for its powerful fragmentation effect (up to 200 m) and was also introduced by the Russian army shortly after the war. In 1935 it was modified and equipped with Mle. 1935 fuse.

The F1 hand grenade and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Bennie the Howl (Benya Krik) Benya Krik's men 1926
Heroes for Sale U.S. Army 1933
Shock Troop French soldiers 1934
China Seas Lewis Stone Third Officer Tom Davids Mle 1916 Billant fuze 1935
Clark Gable Captain Alan Gaskell
Over Tissa (Nad Tissoy) Konstantin Starostin Grab 1958
The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) Bernard Blier Eusebio Cafarelli 1964
The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) Charles Millot Hans Müller 1964
Panic in Bangkok (Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117) Akom Mokranond Sonsak 1964
Weekend at Dunkirk Jean-Paul Belmondo Julien Maillat 1964
The Monocle Laughs (Le Monocle rit jaune) Marcel Dalio Elie Mayerfitsky 1964
OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117) Frederick Stafford Hubert Bonisseur 1965
OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117) Mylène Demongeot Anna-Maria Sulza 1965
Line of Demarcation (La ligne de démarcation) Claude Léveillée Capt. Presgrave 1966
Shock Troops (Un homme de trop) Jacques Perrin Kerk 1967
Nino Segurini Paco
Serge Sauvion Felix
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Jack Palance Ricciolo alias 'Curly' 1968
Mr. Freedom Various 1969
The Horse (La horse) André Weber Bien-Phu Dummy 1970
Legend of the Living Dead (Legenda o živých mrtvých) Josef Šebek Michal 1971
Legend of the Living Dead (Legenda o živých mrtvých) Partisans 1971
She No Longer Talks She Shoots Annie Girardot Rosemonde 1972
R.A.S. Michel Peyrelon Lt. Keller 1973
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) Jean-Paul Belmondo Bob Saint-Clair 1973
The Conspiracy (Le complot) Raymond Pellegrin Paraux 1973
Fear over the City (Peur sur la ville) Adalberto Maria Merli Minos 1975
The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil) The maquisards 1975
Cop Story (Flic Story) Jean-Louis Trintignant Émile Buisson 1975
The Phoney (Le Faux-cul) Seen in Maxime's cupboard 1975
Holy Year (L'année sainte) Nicoletta Machiavelli Carla 1976
The Good and the Bad (Le bon et les méchants) Seen on the base of the Resistance 1976
The Seventh Company Outdoors (La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune) Michel Berto A British pilot Mle 1916 fuze 1977
A Captain's Honor (L'Honneur d'un capitaine) French soldiers 1982
The African (L'Africain) Philippe Noiret Victor 1983
Dog Day (Canicule) Lee Marvin Jimmy Cobb 1984
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes) Maruschka Detmers Laura 1984
Let Sleeping Cops Lie (Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort) French policeman 1988
Diplomatic Siege Serbian terrorist 1999
Total Western Samuel Le Bihan Bédé 2000
Days of Glorye Jamel Debbouze Saïd Otmari 2006
The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) Nicolas Duvauchelle Antoine Ripa 2007
Philosophy of a Knife on the table 2008
Everyman's War Nico Izambard Maurice 2009
The Army of Crime Simon Abkarian Missak Manouchian 2009
The Army of Crime Robinson Stévenin Marcel Rayman 2009
The Army of Crime Adrian Jolivet Henri Krasucki 2009
The Army of Crime Xavier Hosten Cristea 2009
The Army of Crime French Resistance 2009
City 44 Tomasz Schuchardt "Kobra" 2014
City 44 Polish insurgents 2014

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Julie Lescaut Luc Lavandier Lt. Martin "Mort d'un petit soldat" (S06E04) 1997

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Time Crisis Unusable 1995
Call of Duty: Black Ops Mistaken for Soviet F-1 2010
Verdun "Grenade Mle 1916 Billant F1" 2015
Post Scriptum Introduced in Plan Jaune update 2018
Tannenberg "Grenade Mle 1916 Billant F1" Romanian Update 2019
Beyond The Wire" "Grenade Fusante NR1" 2021


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