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M1917 Chemical Hand Grenade

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Russian M1917 Chemical hand grenade

The Russian Army adopted the Model 1917 Chemical Hand Grenade in 1917. It was designed by Vladimir Rdultovsky, who also designed the RG-14 hand grenade. M1917 grenades were filled mostly with Chloropicrin (PS), a toxic tear/nausea gas capable of penetrating standard gas masks. They were used in WWI and in the Russian Civil war. The last manual for this grenade appeared in 1927, and there is no accurate information as to when the M1917 was withdrawn from service.


  • In service: 1917 - after 1927
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
  • Weight of filling: 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)-1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
  • Length: 9.7 in (24.6 cm)
  • Diameter: 2.6 in (6.6 cm)

The M1917 chemical hand grenade can be seen in the following movies:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Aleksandr Parkhomenko Amvrosi Buchma Aleksandr Parkhomenko 1942
Restless Youth (Trevozhnaya molodost) Aleksandr Khvylya A Sotnik 1955
A Tale About Nipper-Pipper (Skazka o Malchishe-Kibalchishe) Sergey Tikhonov Malchish-Plokhish 1965
Fury (Yarost) Gennadi Poloka Zubarevich 1966
Red sailors, bandits
Bumbarash Aleksandr Khochinsky Lyovka Demchenko Inert version 1971


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Babylon Berlin - Season 2 Ep. 16 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain "DormaGen gas" 2004
Tannenberg "M1917 Chemical Grenade" "Latvian Expansion" 2019

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