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FLAT PACK GRENADE

AUG 5, 2010

 

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The Flat Pack Grenade is a proposed redesign of the standard issue U.S hand-grenade as a more versatile and space saving tool.

The thesis behind the Flat Pack Grenade concept is to be incredibly space efficient, as well as being safe and stable when in its transported state.

Field performance is targeted at the idea that it wont roll away in an uncontrolled fashion being that its square.

The block like shape was selected allowing for a shipping/stackable efficient volume while maximizing the room for necessary components internally. Also by utilizing the square layout, it allows for new methods for tucking away traditionally protruding elements such as the safety pin, and the safety lever.

Another critical element was moving the safety pin axis to be parallel with the body grip as well as scaling up the safety pin, decreasing the chances of accidental slips when activating the grenade as well as ergonomically optimizing the workflow.

As well as utilizing traditional fail safe methods of arming the grenade such as the mechanical hammer method as well as chemical delays to ignite the compound. The Flat Pack Grenade also integrates a programable component for custom tasks as well as having a quick LED indicator when cooking the grenade.

The entire head of the grenade can be detachable for quick maintenance as well as on the fly modifications allowing this grenade to be a versatile tool that can adapt future modifications such as a remote detonation head.

The base that allows the unit to be stackable on the head with its four supports legs also double feature as four strike points for the required applications on the field.

The target goal is a gain of at least 30% more units when using the original packaging dimensions for the existing units in production.

 

 

 

 

 
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