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Section 7:
Flame Throwers. For design criteria, see Figure 14-2 of MCO
Grenades. Range design criteria for hand grenades, rifle grenades,
grenade launchers, and tank grenade launchers are as &fined in paras. 7.2.1
through 7.2.5.
Burning Type Hand Grenade. When fired in place, at least 10 m
distance for quick retreat of firer to avoid incendiary particles and fumes
and at least 10 m throwing distance will be provided.
Fragmentation-Type and Bursting-type Hand Grenades.  Trench or
protective barrier equivalent to a screen of sandbags 0.5 m (20 in.) thick
will be provided for personnel within 150 m throwing of bursting point of HE-
loaded-type hand grenades.  Figure 7-l of MCO P3570.1A shows surfaces danger
zone for designing fragmentation grenade range.  Design distances are:
a) At least 100 m between unprotected personnel and bursting point
of white phosphorous burning-type M15 and M34 hand grenades.
b) At least 25 m between unprotected personnel and detonation
point of bursting-type riot control M25 hand-grenade.
Rifle Grenades.  Rifle grenades are fired from behind protective
barrier equivalent to a screen of sandbags 20 in. (0.5 m ) thick. At least
200 m between detonation point and unprotected personnel will be provided.
Figure 7-3, MCO P3570.1A, shows surface danger zone for designing rifle
grenade range.
Grenade Launchers.  At least 300 m will be provided between
unprotected personnel and grenade detonation point.  Figure 7-2 of MCO
P3570.1A shows surface danger zone for designing ranges for 40 mm grenade
launcher I479 and X203 firing MK19, 40 mm MG (grenade).
Tank Grenade Launchers. Design criteria for range design is
established for M176, M226, and I4239 grenade launcher8 in para. 12-7 and
Figure 12-5 of MCO P3570.1A.


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