The M75 hand grenades

The M75 grenade (English: Kashikara, Serbian Latin: Kašikara, Serbian Cyrillic: Кашикара) is a Yugoslav infantry-used hand grenade. It is efficient in trenches, forests, bunkers etc. Its construction allows it to be detonated in snow, mud and water.

The M75 grenade consists of a body, an explosive charge, and a fuse. The body is made of the core, and a wrapper made out of plastic. The core is full of 3,000 steel balls. Their diameter is 2.5–3 mm. The effective killing radius of the grenade is 12–18 m and the effective casualty radius is 30–54 m. The explosive charge is 36–38 grams of plastic explosive. The delay element, named "Bušon" in Serbian, has a delay time of 3 to 4.4 seconds. Its name comes from the Turkish word for a spoon, "Kašika". In American English, the lever of the grenade is colloquially known as the "Spoon". The M-75 hand grenade was also produced in Macedonia, where it is designated M-93.

Leftover grenades of this type (and the M-93) from the Yugoslav Wars are frequently used in bomb attacks by organised criminals in Malmö, a town which has a large immigrant population from the former Yugoslavia.

Relief mechanically fuses type "Busoni", the time of action, serves to activate the explosive charge. Time deceleration is 3-4 seconds.
Hand grenades M75 products in Macedonia, which have been marked M93.


The weight of bombs: 365 g
Diameter Bombs: 57 mm
Height bombs: 89 mm
Lethal radius: 12-18 meters
A slowdown fuser: 3 to 4.4 sec



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