Mikko H. wrote:Where can I find information on Finnish hand and rifle grenades? Any suggestions of books and web-sites are welcome! Finnish, Swedish and English are the preferred languages, German would do in a pinch.
Thanks in advance!
It is the only good source about this subject I have seen in the net. Besides the webpage there are some old Finnish military manuals, but not much else.
At least these Finnish military manuals are very useful when it comes to his subject:
1. Käsikranaatit ja Kiväärikranaatit (printed 1926): Best source for handgrenades and rifle grenades used at Civil War of 1918 and in early 1920's.
2. Three manuals written by P. Huhtala (all three are training and refreshment manuals for NCO's and officers. They all also contain good information about Finnish handgrenades introduced at 1930's):
- Jalkaväen Ryhmänjohtaja (printed 1932)
- Reservinupseeri (printed 1940?)
- Upseeri (printed 1942?)
Best (and just about only) place where one can find these is library of MPKK (Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu) in Helsinki.
This page in my website contains drawing explaining structure of Finnish M/32 stick grenade: