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The M26
 is a fragmentation hand grenade made by the United States. Much like the "Pineapple" and "Baseball" grenades, the M26 was given a popular nickname by the army, the "Lemon", by its ovular appearance.

It was used by the mercenaries in White House Down.

HistoryEdit

The M26 is a fragmentation grenade developed by the United States military. It entered service around 1952 and was used in combat during the Korean War. Its distinct lemon shape led it to being nicknamed the "lemon grenade". Fragmentation is enhanced by a special pre-notched fragmentation coil that lies along the inside of the grenade's body. This coil had a circular cross-section in the M26 grenade and an improved square cross-section in the M26A1 and later designs. The grenades were stored inside two-part cylindrical fiberboard shipping tubes (Container M289) and were packed 25 or 30 to a crate. It was used from the 1950s to the 1970s.

It is frequently used in movies, along with similar grenades like the "Pineapple" or "Baseball" types.

White House DownEdit

President James Sawyer takes a belt of M26 grenades off Chen or Vadim and gives it to John Cale, saying "Merry Christmas". Later when the duo is being held at gunpoint, John Cale pulls a gun on president Sawyer, claiming that he will pull the trigger and ruin their plans if they come closer. This buys him enough time to give an M26 grenade to Sawyer, which he arms and throws at the terrorists before fleeing. Later during the fight between Stenz and Cale, Cale ties a belt of M26 grenades around Stenz's neck and pulls the pins, blowing his head apart. 

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