OF 37 hand grenade

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OF 37 hand grenade with F3 fuze
OF 37 hand grenade with Mle 1935 fuze

Grenade à Main Of 37, best known under the short name OF 37 ("OF" means "Offensive"), is a French hand grenade. It was designed in late 1930s and used by the French army long after WW2 together with similar DF 37 hand grenade. The German Wehrmacht also used captured OF 37s under the name Eihandgranate 302 (f).

Visually OF 37 differs from DF in that the body of OF 37 consists of two parts, while DF 37 has a solid body.

Specifications

(1937 - ????)

  • Type: Hand Grenade
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Diameter: 2.4 in (6 cm)
  • Length: 2.6 in (6.7 cm)
  • Weight: 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
  • Charge: 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg) (tolite)


The OF 37 hand grenade can be seen in the following movies and video games:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Battle of Algiers French paratroopers 1966
Lost Command French paratroopers 1966
The Gendarme Takes Off Seen in ammunition depot 1970
The Five Crazy Boys (Les Bidasses en folie) Jacques Seiler Sgt. Bellec 1971
Gérard Filipelli Phil
Jean-Guy Fechner Jean-Guy
The Conspiracy (Le complot) Jean Rochefort Clave 1973
OAS fighters
The Secret (Le secret) French soldiers 1974
The Escape (La carapate) French gendarmes Appear as tear gas grenade 1978

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Project Reality 2005
7554 (VG) "OF37" 2011
Call of Duty: WWII 2017



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