|Army/Navy Model 18 Colored Smoke Grenade (AN-M18)|
|Color/Markings: Olive drab body with yellow markings, the top painted red, green, yellow, or violet to indicate the smoke color.|
|Body: Body: Sheet steel cylinder with four emission holes at the top and one at the bottom to allow smoke release when the grenade is ignited.|
|Fuze Assembly: M201A1 Pull-ring Igniter. A "mouse trap" type igniting fuze with a 1.2 to 2.0 second delay. Ignition ignites the filler and expels it from the grenade body.|
|Filler: 11.5 ounces of a colored smoke mixture. Comes in red, green, yellow, or violet.|
|Weight: 19 ounces.|
|Safety clip?: No.|
|Range: Can be thrown 35 meters by an average soldier.|
|Duration: The grenade produces a cloud of colored smoke for 50 to 90 seconds (0.85-1.5 minutes).|
With both the AN M8 and AN-M18, there is a danger of starting a fire if it is used in a dry area.
Field Expedient UseEdit
When employing the M18 or AN-M8 HC hand grenade, it may be desirable to use one of these grenades without the fuze. To do this, the following procedure should be used in combat only:
- Remove the tape from grenade bottom to expose the filler.
- Remove the fuze by unscrewing it from the grenade.
- Ignite starter mixture with open flame.
- Immediately throw the grenade to avoid burn injury.