Schermuly Training Grenade

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Schermuly Training Grenade

The Schermuly Training Grenade was originally designed, as the name implies, as a training grenade for the British Army. The body of the grenade was plastic with an open bottom with the interior filled with a paper wrapped pyrotechnic charge. Once the pin was pulled and the lever released there was a two second delay before this charge was propelled out the base of the grenade and exploded about half a second later. Although intended as a training grenade it was found it could also be used as a stun grenade and was one of the first stun grenades used before the implementation of more suitable purpose built devices.

The Schermuly Training Grenade has appeared in the following:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Final Option Bob Sherman Captain Hagen 1982
The Final Option Albert Fortell Captain Freund 1982
The Final Option SAS Troopers 1982
Death Wish 3 Various thugs Fitted with Soviet-style fuze 1985

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Dempsey and Makepeace Glynis Barber Sgt. Makepeace "Extreme Prejudice" (S02E02) 1985
Dempsey and Makepeace Hitman "Wheelman" (S02E02) 1985
Dempsey and Makepeace Arms dealer "Extreme Prejudice" (S03E05) 1986
Dempsey and Makepeace Michael Brandon Lt. Dempsey "Extreme Prejudice" (S03E05) 1986



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