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FM 3-23.30: Grenade and Pyrotechnic Signals

The purpose of field manual 3-23.30 is to orient Soldiers to the functions and descriptions of hand grenades and ground pyrotechnic signals. It provides a reference for the identification and capabilities of various hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand grenades, suggests methods and techniques for the tactical employment of hand grenades, and provides a guide for commanders conducting hand grenade training.


  • 2009-10-15: [pdf]
  • 2006-11-27: Change No. 1 [pdf]
  • 2005-06-07: [pdf]
  • 2000-09-01: This publication [pdf] supersedes FM 23-30, 27 December 1988.