Mortar bombs are ammunition


#1

This photo caption say this US Viet Nam soldier is examining a Viet Cong mortar bomb. Does the tail boom look a bit long for a mortar bomb ?

Rifle grenade ?


#2

Most likely something that was put together in a jungle workshop.


#3

Not sure but it looks kind a like a chi-com rifle grenade. Haven’t seen one for decades so may well be wrong.


#4

For me, it is a French rifle grenade Model 1948.

Domi


#5

Here you can see one drawing.

http://www.armeetpassion.com/grenades%20a%20fusil.html


#6

I agree with domi.

Here the image without scrolling and searching:

armeetpassion.com/TG/apmle48.jpg


#7

Looks reasonable. Thank you. There was plenty of French ordnance used in Viet Nam.