EXTREMLEY RARE WW2 German 5 cm Granatwerfer 201 (b) 50mm D.B.T Grenade. Overall in outstanding almost mint condition, 90% of original paint left intact, complete with an original transit plug. These were originally developed by the Belgian army later used and manufactured by the Germans.
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The DBT grenade whose letters correspond to the names of three inventors: Denys, Bertrand and Troisfontaines follows 2 patents registered in Brussels on March 20, 1934 by Major General Denys, in the name of the Belgian Government.
These patents, always available for consultation, bears the n°s 402.102 and 402 103.
A specimen of the grenade thrower, an odd machine (its closer to a Basque ''chistera'' than anything else) shooting on some sort of vertical tripod, is preserved at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels and there is another one in the Pattern Room of Nottingham, ex Enfield (England).
A certain number of grenade throwers DBT seized by the Germans during the war were renamed 5 cm Granatwerfer 201 (b), but were hardly used.
The DBT Grenade is a defensive grenade with a fusing warhead.
It is loaded with TNT/Saltpetre.
Its ovoid body is made of cast iron/steel and painted a yellow colour.
Its diameter is 50 mm, its length 190 mm, its weight of 600 gr.
Grenade charged in TNT/Saltpetre.
The shooting rate is 20 shots per minute, with a maximum range of 600 meters, and with an initial speed of 75 Meters per seconds.