M83 Smoke Grenade

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M83 TA smoke grenade

The M83 TA smoke grenade is a modern version of the AN/M8 HC smoke grenade, using the less toxic terephthalic acid (TA or TPA) filler instead of hexachloroethane-zinc (HC). It also features a new body, though it uses the same fuze as the AN/M8. Originally designed in the 1990s purely for use as a training grenade, it has since started to replace the AN/M8 in combat. In 2009, the word "training" was removed from its description in FM 3-23.30 ("Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals").

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
America's Army 2002
Battlefield 2 2005
Close Combat: First to Fight 2005
Project Reality 2005
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
America's Army 3 2009
Marines: Modern Urban Combat 2010
Battlefield Play4Free 2011
Project Reality: Falklands 2012
Project Reality: Vietnam As the "M18 smoke grenade" 2012



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