|M17 rifle grenade|
|Type||Impact-fused rifle grenade|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States|
|Wars||World War II|
|Filling||TNT or EC powder|
The M17 consists of two major parts, the warhead and the launch adapter. The warhead is a Mk 2 grenade's body, while the adapter has an impact fuse at the end of it. The warhead can be easily screwed into the adapter.
Note that the M17 will not explode if it lands on sand, water or mud; only solid ground will cause it to detonate.
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