Army Considers Converting 155mm Projectiles into 40mm Grenades

    The US Army has patented a system to convert surplus 155mm projectiles containing bomblets into 40mm grenades.

    Someone in the Pentagon thinks it would be cheaper to convert surplus bomblets into 40mm grenades than to dispose of them. I had always assumed that the cost of the secondary explosive material was only a small component of the total cost of a grenade. This seems like a scheme to reclassify 155mm disposal costs as 40mm manufacture costs.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!