Bizarre German Grenade-Throwing-Contraption, Somme
Article about: I came across this photo today and just had to share it with you guys...ever seen one of these before? I certainly haven't...! cheers, Glenn
This picture was taken at the exact point with the first one posted in this thread! The wooden planks are the same...
It was thrown in a similar manner to which a pebble is skimmed across water.
The were two variants of M1915 Diskus. The Offensive version was designed to stun/wound rather than kill and was not fragmented. It posed less risk to the thrower. The Défensive Diskus was fragmented inside and designed to kill over a wide radius. It was smaller and carried less explosive charge than the offensive variant.
You are right... and there was 1913 version too.
Here are offensive and defensive
defansive in left...pic shows good site to study all sort of grenades
In Imperial Germany and Austro-Hungary