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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

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    Default Bizarre German Grenade-Throwing-Contraption, Somme

    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
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    Is it for throwing or is it possibly some sort of signal thingy?
    gregM
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    Hmmm, definitely says its for throwing grenades. Judging by its shape I would guess it could have been for lobbing four discus grenades in quick succession?

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    It's labeled as a Grenade-Throwing-Machine...Granatenwurfmaschine...Those aren't signal plates, Greg...those are the discus-grenades...!
    Cheers,Glenn

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    Greg...those are the discus-grenades...!
    Cheers,Glenn
    Cool --- I learned something new today.
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Would NOT want to be the operator of that machine it there was an "early" or bad release!!

    Cool picture!!!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    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
    Never seen anything like it before Mac, another one of those "oddities" that emerge in times of war.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

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    a dodgey job there.

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    Reminds me of something you'd see on "The Flintstone's" cartoon, lol...
    Glenn

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    Superb post, I really like these bizarre weapons, not the most practical way of throwing a disc shape object though.

    Here's another version.

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