Finnish 'Molotov Cocktail' incendiary grenade



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    Finnish 'Molotov Cocktail' incendiary grenade

    Post by voltigeur on Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:35 pm

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    Finnish 'Molotov Cocktail' incendiary grenade associated with the Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940. This type of grenade (much imitated and used in many subsequent conflicts) was originally named after Vyacheslav Molotov, the Soviet Foreign Minister, whom the Finns held to be in large measure responsible for the War. Though clearly an improvised weapon, the 'Molotov grenade' proved to be an effective, if somewhat primitive anti-tank weapon.

    Incendiary grenade made from a vodka bottle (H 267mm x D 76mm) containing a flammable liquid mix, with two 'woodsmans' matches wired to sides.

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