We discuss taping hand grenades, fragmentation grenades, in particular. Vietnam and on, the common 1:6 wisdom is that the spoons should be taped down, to preclude accidental detonations.
Yesterday, while searching some refs online, I ran into a .pdf Explosives Safety Bulletin, dated March 2008. Page 4 was titled Taping grenades.
Here is the page of interest:
I text with one of our members, who is knowledgeable in such matters, and last night I queried him on his thoughts on the matter. He confirmed what he'd said before, that he is not enamored of hand grenades, and that guys had blown themselves up trying to get the tape off. He and the others had received the warnings, for some time.
Nevertheless, he had taped his, figuring he would be deliberate in removing the tape. We also discussed that the taping problem might be magnified by the smaller size of grenades like the M67, and flash bangs, compared to the larger grenades like the old "pineapple" Mk II.
So, there it is, "grist for the mill". Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
It doesn't solve the issue, but I think it is an interesting conundrum....in any scale.