Hey Bud, a little off subject but did you ever make "peanut butter bombs"? Put the grenade in a large p-b jar, just fits and holds the spoon down. Pull the pin and screw on the lid. Then throw out door when you're too high for the regular fuse. Jar hits ground, breaks, grenade will bounce a bit into the air, and you now have a nice sort of air burst.
\Here's a fun variation of thast vfery thing.
Have Mom and Dad send you a couple cases of mason jars including the lids. Just tell them you're helping a local school in the village put up vegtables for winter. This will make them proud of you and know that they have raised a good boy.
While you're waiting for the cases to arrive from the States (don't forget to remind them to pay the extra postage for air mail because a 12,000 mile boat trip takes forEVer) go to the local ARVN compound and trade a case of Black Label beer (rusty cans are okay, they understand) for a couple of cases of the old pineapple grenades. You know, the huge muthas with the knobby projections.
Once the mason jars arrive, throw the lids away, they were just a smoke screen. Then carefully, ever so carefully, pull the pin on a pineapple grtenade and place it in a mason jar. Then carefully,, ever so carefully (I can't emphasize that enough) place the now loaded jar back in the case. Do this wil all 24. Notice that a case of Mason jars is the same for a case of pineapple grenades.
Now, when no one is looking, carefully place (again, this is really important, C A R E F U L L Y) the now loaded case in the aircraft. Throw a poncho liner over it to sort of like hide it from disapproving eyes, like the officers.
Now, once you're airborne and turning final for the first gun run pick up the case (I might mention for those of you somewhat retarded folks, this is to be done carefully)and as you bank over the target, toss the whole case out.
WOW!!! Look at that!! Home Made Cluster Bomb!!