Mortar bombs are ammunition


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 ?


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


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


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



Here you can see one drawing.


I agree with domi.

Here the image without scrolling and searching:


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