Hand Grenade CS Irritant

Munition Type

CS Gas


Hand Grenades with Irritant action GH-CS and GH-CS-1
GH-CS: NSN 1330-50-001-2657
GH-CS-1: NSN 1330-50-001-3043

The Hand Grenades GH-CS and GH-CS-1 are used as less than lethal options to incapacitate criminals, handle hostage situations, assist counter terrorist operations, as well as operations for order restoration (crowd control) by use of a smoke cloud containing the particle irritant CS Gas.

The intended use is to temporarily incapacitate a person(s) use of physical aggressive activity or disperse crowds with the CS smoke cloud, making it difficult to breathe or see clearly due to the irritating nature of the CS gas.

Weight, kg 0.43 max 0.22 max
Overall dimensions, mm:

–   diameter

–   height





Fuse type AF14 AF14
Fuse delay time, s from 1.5 to 2.3 from 1.5 to 2.3
Irritant agent CS CS
Time till start irritant smoke releasing, s up to 5 up to 5
Time for the creation of irritant smoke, s at least 15 at least 15
Volume of the cloud with incapacitant
concentration, m3
400 200
Filling Pyrotechnic composition
based on CS
Pyrotechnic composition
based on CS
Operational temperature range, °C from minus 43 to 52 from minus 43 to 52
CLASS OF EXPLOSION HAZARD: 1.4G (6.1, 8); UN 0301 1.4G (6.1, 8); UN 0301
36 Grenades, each
one wrapped in a
wax paper, are packed
in a wooden case.
20 Grenades are packed in a metal
airtight box. Three metal boxes
are arranged in a wooden case
(60 grenades totally).
Wooden case dimensions, mm 420 x 400 x 216 875 x 398 x 206
Wooden case gross weight, kg 22 27
Wooden case volume, m3 0.034 0.072


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