TM 9-1330-200-12/TM 1330-12/1A
(11) Do not throw smoke grenades unless per-
sonnel are at least 15 meters away from anticipated point
All personnel must wear the following eye pro-
1. All targeted/opposing force personnel must
(12) Refer to appropriate rifle operator manuals
wear the field protective mask with eye piece out-
serts installed and face shield, plastic, riot control.
launch hand grenades fitted with adapters.
2. Site clearance personnel must wear the above
specified equipment. When protective mask/face
b. Preparation for Use.
shield are either not available or their use is oper-
ationally unacceptable, safety glasses with side
Hand grenades furnished assembled.
shields or safety goggles may be worn. The use
Cut strapping on pallet and/or box.
of an industrial face shield as additional face pro-
tection is recommended. Only those devices
Cut box seal and open box.
meeting with ANSI Z87.1a-1989, or equivalent
standards are acceptable.
Remove inner container(s) from
As issued, grenades are packed in their containers
(1) If a grenade is accidentally dropped after
with fuzes up.
safety clip, but not safety pin, has been released, pick up
grenade and handle in normal manner.
(d) For all grenades except M47 and
M48, pull off sealing tape. Carefully remove cover or
(2) After release of safety clip (when installed)
lid of cylindrical container and packing support from
and removal of safety pin, throw grenade.
(3) Do not release safety clip (when installed)
(e) For grenades M47 and M48: Open
and do not pull safety pin until just before throwing gre-
barrier bag by slitting along edge having most free
material. Remove inner styrofoam tray from barrier
(4) Because burning-type grenades will flash
occasionally and cause personnel injury, throw grenade
(f) Assure that safety pin and safety clip
so as to function at least 10 meters from friendly person-
(when installed) are in place and undamaged and that
legs of safety pin have either angular spread or dia-
(5) Have personnel take cover immediately
after throwing or projecting WP; offensive, illuminating,
practice; or fragmentation grenades.
IF HAND GRENADE IS PACKED UPSIDE
(6) In throwing grenades, avoid hitting obsta-
SIDE UP (FUZE UP) WITH SAFETY PIN NOT IN
cles which can change course of grenade or cause it to
REMOVE GRENADE FROM ITS CONTAINER.
(7) Since fragments may be projected over 185
WHEN EXPOSED TO RED PHOSPHORUS (RP)
meters, do not use fragmentation grenades in training
OR HEXACHLOROETHANE (HC) SMOKE OR
without adequate cover (see FM 3-23.30).
ANY RIOT CONTROL AGENT, THE FOLLOW-
(8) Because WP particles cause burns and fires,
ING PRECAUTIONS APPLY:
throw WP grenades used in training so that they will
burst more than 35 meters away from all personnel,
RED PHOSPHORUS SMOKE, HC SMOKE, OR
unless protection is afforded.
ANY RIOT CONTROL AGENT MAY PRESENT
AN INHALATION OR IRRITANT HAZARD.
PROLONGED EXPOSURE OF THE EYES AND
Particles of WP may not burn in moist areas but
will ignite under drier conditions. WP can be
AVOIDED. WEAR PROTECTIVE MASKS TO
expected to start fires several days after maneu-
AVOID EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE.
vers or training exercises.
(9) Observe 30-minute waiting period prior to
approaching dud. Have duds destroyed in place only by
Do not use smoke grenades in enclosed or con-
authorized disposal personnel.
(10) Wait 5 minutes before removing fired prac-
Smoke grenades produce heat and are a fire haz-
tice hand grenade to allow grenade body to cool.