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F1 grenade
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General Characteristics
Type

Hand grenade

Statistics
Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Weight: 0.63 kg.
  • Standard price: 210 RU
Clear Sky
  • Weight: 0.3 kg.
  • Standard price: 500 RU
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The F1 Grenade (French >Fusante, "Time Fused") is a hand grenade featured in all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, and is slightly more expensive than the weaker RGD-5 grenade.

Overview Edit

The F1 grenade is a defensive fragmentation grenade, designed to be thrown in cover and at range in close quarter situations as this grenade will fragment upon explosion, sending hundreds of hot shrapnel flying at different directions. The F1 has an even bigger damage output and radius than the RGD-5 so one should not be surprised if the grenade wounds the player at ranges where one is safe from an RGD blast.

Background Edit

F1

The real world Russian F1 grenade is a copy of the World War One issue French F1 grenade, differing only in its fuse. It is the forerunner of many western style grenades, especially the American Mk.2 Defensive Grenade and British No.36 Mills Bomb. Although the grenade only has 60 grams of TNT compared to the RGD-5's 110 grams, the outer shell of the grenade is ribbed for extreme shrapnel dispersion, making this a very deadly weapon to infantry.

Initial supplies of the French F1 grenade were issued to the Tsarist Russian army during World War One. Large numbers were later captured from "White Russian" Tsarist forces during the Russian Civil War. It was made the standard grenade of the Soviet forces and is still manufactured and issued today.

Trivia Edit

  • In the real world the grooved segmentation of the grenade's outer casing does not actually aid in fragmentation. It does make it easier to grip when it is covered in dirt or mud.
  • Russian troops nicknamed the F1 the limonka ("little lemon"), from its shape and Efka (little "F"), from its letter designation.
  • Much like the AK-47, the Efka grenade is a prominent symbol of Communist and revolutionary groups.

See also Edit

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