The "Miracle of Dunkirk" in northern France, where many British and French saved their lives under threat of total annihilation by German and Allied forces. The way war equipment was spent, including valuable anti-tank guns, the enemy lost in a hasty escape.
This created enormous political and industrial pressure on Britain, which entered a state of self-preservation, believing that the German war machine would soon carry out its own plans to take over Britain. Because of this, many programs have been developed to provide the most basic weapons to as many users as possible - from frontline troops to Home Guard and civilian forces to ultimately defend the island nation.
To support the inventory of lost tank anti-personnel guns, "No. 73 Grenade" introduced a cheap but effective anti-tank solution - a thrown cylindrical grenade capable of destroying up to 2 inches of armor - enough Destroy enemy light tanks and similar combat vehicles, albeit at an uncomfortable level at short distances. Its size limits the amount that can be brought into battle, and also limits the casting range to less than 15 years, depending on external factors.
Regardless, the demand is high and #73 seems to be correct.
Year of Service
State Factory - UK
Ability to suppress enemy elements at a distance using direct or indirect fire.
Designed to engage at long range and defeat armored/enemy tanks.
11. 02 at
11. 02 at
4. 41 lbs
Manual operation; ignites on impact
No. 73 - Base Series Designation No. 73 Mk I - Production Model of 1940N73 - Alternative Designation