01.05.2022 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off a number of hand grenades that will be fleshing out our smaller factions.
Italy had adopted 3 very similar designs of handgrenade in 1935 in an attempt to get as many produced as possible. The design by Societa Romana Construzioni Meccaniche was slightly more powerful than the O.T.O. we currently have ingame, with slightly more explosive filling and a small fragmentation liner. Unlike the O.T.O., the S.R.C.M. grenades were also produced with smoke and white phosphorus fillings, both painted red and black and marked "F" and "FI" on the base respectively. These grenades were made by RedRogueXIII and Kraetzer.
Last September we showed off the Finnish M/32 fragmentation grenade. Since then new information has come to light that suggests that the oval style body was a limited pre-production design and that the vast majority of grenades manufactured had more of a droplet shape. Therefore we have decided to reflect this with the droplet type being the one you will see most of.
The M/41 was a cheaper and easier to manufacture replacement to the M/32. Constructed from two simple iron castings and held together with wire, it did not need the careful machining that the older dual use mortar/grenade did. The M/41 would use the same fuses as its predecessor, though the safety cap of the M/32 fuse was now being made from aluminium. Our M/41 was made by Kraetzer.
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