Hmmm…doesn’t make sense to me. Grenade gives you around 3 seconds after you release it. That was less than 1 second. If that was someone throwing a grenade, they’d get a tremendous blowback and shrapnel before it had gone ten feet.
You’re right rev. In fact , the timers are a very precise, EXACTLY 4 seconds. I’ve thrown hundreds of them. They don’t have ‘fuses’, and malfunctions are practically unheard of. The timer starts when you ‘pop the spoon’, a spring loaded trigger that you’re holding under your thumb until you let the grenade go.
I don’t see the spoon flying off when he drops the grenade, however, and he may have popped it 3 seconds earlier.
I have no idea what his fellow idiot on the left is doing!
(A standard military frag grenade has a kill radius of 30 feet.)
Yep, that’s the way I remember them Xalaskan, although I thought the kill radius was 40 feet. The fuse screws into the grenade. It’s similar to a mouse trap in that when the spoon is released, it’s spring loaded and flips over to pop a cap on the load in the fuse.
(I was carrying a fuse once not paying any attention and was walking along flipping the trigger out of boredom…at about 3.5 seconds, I realized what I had done and dropped it right before it fired. Stung like the dickens.)
The question is, did they survive? From the looks of it, perhaps not. Or, not without major injuries.
Here is the original video. The Russian fellow holds it for a long time before dropping it and it appears they both survive. It says training of some sort.
That probably also answers the question about a spoon flying. I’ve never seen a Russian grenade.
Looks like they’re playing a game of ‘Chicken’ …To see who could hold it longest.
But wait… Muh bucket!!
What did you say George? Somebody answer the phone!