This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)
A new rectangular, pocket-sized stun grenade about the size of a smartphone is now offered by Rheinmetall.
The Spectac non-lethal effector is specially designed for use by military and law enforcement special operators. Its locking ring and rocker arm ignitor are built into a rectangular housing the size of a mobile phone.
Weighing approximately 350 grams, 110 mm long, 63 mm wide and 20 mm thick, this highly ergonomic one-bang stun grenade slips easily into the tactical kit of the special operator, making it very convenient to carry. Its compact design means that it can be discreetly taken along on undercover and bodyguard operations.
Moreover, its rectangular shape offers other tactical benefits. Unlike traditional round grenades, the Spectac does not roll away in an uncontrolled way after landing, but instead comes quickly to a halt which makes it ideal for the use on stairways. Its maximum movement radius comes to just 35 cm at most. As a result, the desired effect reliably takes place in the intended target zone.
Waterproof at depths of up to 20 metres, the Spectac produces a blinding flash and deafening bang.
The Spectac does not produce dangerous fragments. Each Spectac grenade is X-rayed prior to shipment, thus assuring maximum functional reliability and safety. The X-ray images are stored for ten years, according to the company’s announcement.
User safety is also guaranteed through the BTV (bottom top venting) detonation. “In order to make it even safer to handle, Rheinmetall engineers opted for a tried-and tested BTV design. This way, in the event of an inadvertent detonation, the explosive effect blows out of the top and the bottom of the grenade, reliably protecting the user’s throwing hand,” the company released in a statement.