Grenades can be easily carried by soldiers and are available for immediate use. They are classified as an individual weapon for all close combat situations.

The Australian Army’s current in-service grenades are used in all operations. Some of these are coloured smoke (CS), anti-riot CS, stun multi, sound and flash special purpose, incendiary and fragmentation.

The F1 fragmentation grenade is a hand-thrown, anti-personnel grenade. It is effective in clearing enemy from bunkers, fire trenches, dugouts and buildings. It can also be used for all types of close quarters battle, urban fighting and ambushing.


30g HE mixture

4000 2.5mm steel balls (approx)

Weight 370g
Lethal radius 6m
Casualty radius 15m
Danger radius 30m