~ WW1 German Granatenwerfer Trench Mortar 'Pigeon' Round ~
The device which used these projectiles was deployed by the German infantry companies and named the “Granatenwerfer 16”.
This was a trench weapon which could throw a grenade up a distance of 460 meters. It was portable weighing 38 kilograms and extremely effective against trench positions, sentry posts, machine guns and other infantry targets.
The grenade-thrower was first employed by Austro-Hungarian troops and was called the “Priesterwefer,” as it was designed by a Hungarian priest named Vecer. Seeking new weapons effective for trench warfare, the Germans began producing the grenade-thrower near the end of 1915 under license at Stock & Co in Berlin-Marienfelde.
This is the grenade head without its wings in a relic condition.
~ Dimensions ~
The overall length of the piece is 11 inches (28 cm) and it weighs 1.5 kg.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in relic condition.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £14 or it can be collected in person from our shop.
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