Figure 12-11.--Throwing positions--Continued.
military training exercises, your position during a
Use the PRONE-TO-KNEELING POSITION
combat situation is dictated by the amount of
(fig. 12-11, view C) when no cover is available and
available cover and the location of the target. The
the grenade must be thrown a greater distance than is
positions given below point out the use and
possible from the prone position. To throw from this
limitations of each position.
position, use the following instructions:
The STANDING POSITION (fig. 12-11, view
1. Face the target and assume the prone position.
A) is the most natural one from which to throw
Hold the grenade forward of your head where you
grenades. This position allows you to obtain the
can observe the grenade as you remove the safety pin.
greatest possible throwing distance. To throw from
2. After the safety pin is removed, quickly
this position, use the instructions listed above and
assume the kneeling position.
shown in figure 12-10.
3. After throwing the grenade, quickly return to
The KNEELING POSITION (fig. 12-11, view
the prone position with your helmet facing in
B) reduces the distance that you can throw a grenade.
the direction of the target.
Use this position when you have only a low wall, a
shallow ditch, or a similar type of cover to protect
The ALTERNATE PRONE POSITION (fig.
you. To throw from this position, use the following
12-11, view D) reduces both throwing distance and
accuracy. This position should be used when you are
1. Using the proper grip and holding the grenade
pinned down by hostile fire and are unable to rise and
shoulder high, kneel in the most comfortable manner.
engage your target. To throw from this position, use
2. Throw the grenade with a natural throwing
the following instructions:
motion. Push off with your trailing foot to put more
force in the throw.
1. Lie on your back with your body
3. As you release the grenade, drop to the prone
perpendicular to the intended line of flight of the
position or behind available cover to reduce your
grenade. Hold the grenade at shoulder level as in the
exposure to fragmentation.