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An Anti-Tank Grenade is a specialized grenade used to damage or penetrate armored targets. Due to their high explosive yield and weight, they have a short range and limited uses. Despite this, they can be used to take targets by surprise. Anti-Tank Grenades were used extensively during World War I and World War II. A notable example is the German Model 24 Stielhandgranate. The Germans were the first to come up with an improvised anti-tank grenade by taking a stick grenade and taping three or more of the explosive heads together in order to create a larger grenade and explosion. Known as the Geballte Ladung or "Bundled Charge", it was typically thrown on top of slow moving tanks where the armor was thin. In the modern era, Anti-Tank grenades have become largely obsolete due to the introduction of rocket propelled grenades and are ineffective against modern tanks. However, they are still effective against light armored vehicles.

The Geballte Ladung is depicted in Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V as “Anti-Tank Grenade”. The No 2 grenade Mk II without its stabilizing cloth streamers as “Light Anti-Tank Grenade” in Battlefield 1. The RKG-3 served as “Anti-Tank Grenade” in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 1[]

Two kinds of Anti-Tank Grenade are featured in Battlefield 1.[1]

Anti-Tank Grenade[]

"This bundle of grenades will detonate upon contact with a vehicle to deal significant damage."

— In-game description

The Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade is a gadget featured in Battlefield 1. As its inventory slot belongs to gadget, players can also use other types of grenades when carrying it.

Singleplayer[]

Anti-Tank Grenades can be found in medium-sized Weapon Crates throughout the campaign. Three grenades are provided each time. In a special case, the player starts the war story Avanti Savoia! with four grenades.

The Anti-Tank Grenade is very effective against armor, with one grenade being able to take out an enemy Artillery Truck.

The enemy infantry in Through Mud and Blood will use Anti-Tank Grenades against the Black Bess. These grenades, however, authentically do not have an impact fuse like the Multiplayer. One will deal at most 27 damage to the Black Bess in Hard difficulty.  

Multiplayer[]

The Anti-Tank Grenade is a gadget available to the Assault, Tanker and Tank Hunter kits, for engaging armor at close range. It is replaceable for Assault, but not for Tanker and Tank Hunter. Regardless of whether the Assaults have carried Anti-Tank Grenades or not, their models will usually present one on their backs.

The Anti-Tank Grenade inflicts moderate damage to armor, and can also destroy walls. They can immediately damage armor upon impact with a vehicle (including a Horse), but also have a time-delay fuze and can deliver significant splash damage. Two grenades are provided, and they are not enough to destroy any tank by themselves (including FT-17s).

This gadget is useful for a frontal jointly attack of enemy tanks with a close but certain distance, and can also be used to suppress the enemy in indoor CQB combats (e.g., corridors in Fort De Vaux). If Assaults can approach enemy tanks without anyone noticing, AT Mines and Dynamites can ensure massive damage in a short period of time, as players throwing grenades and switching to other equipment will provide time for enemy tankers to react.

Although in theory, the 100 damage dealt by a single Anti-Tank Grenade is enough to kill a full-hp infantry, due to the fact that all players default to carrying "Flak" Specialization (which reduces 10% explosives damage) , do not expect Anti-Tank Grenades to be very effective in "explosive exchange phases".   

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Light Anti-Tank Grenade[]

"This grenade offers improved damage against vehicles by sacrificing anti-infantry performance.

Will detonate immediately when hitting a vehicle." — In-game description

A Light Anti-Tank Grenade is available to all infantry kits as a grenade option.

The Light Anti-Tank Grenade is available for all infantry kits, but requires Warbonds to unlock. As it fills the grenade slot, Assault kits can carry it along with the larger Anti-Tank Grenade gadget for additional anti-vehicle capability.

Its working method is basically the same as the gadget version: it will explode immediately when it impacts enemy vehicles, and if not, there will be a time-delay fuse like normal Frag Grenades. Compared with the gadget version, the Light Anti-Tank Grenade is a little easier to hit the enemy due to its higher velocity, but deals less damage to personnel and vehicles. [2]

The Cavalry class will carry Light Anti-Tank Grenades at the start as part of its kit. More precisely, players in any kit will carry two Light Anti-Tank Grenades, which automatically replenish after they ride on a horse. This equipment is particularly useful when engaging with enemy cavalry, as it is the only way for cavalry to quickly damage enemy horses. Once the Cavalry is dismounted, he will only have one Light Anti-Tank Grenade at most.

The grenade is modeled after the Hales Pattern No 2 grenade Mk II, without its stabilizing cloth streamers.

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Battlefield V[]

"M24 Geballte Ladung. This bundle of grenades will detonate upon contact with a vehicle to deal significant damage."

— In-game description

The Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade is a gadget featured in Battlefield V.

Singleplayer[]

In the War Story The Last Tiger, United States Army shocktroops will throw Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade at the player's Tiger tank if they drive too close.

Multiplayer[]

In multiplayer, the Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade occupies the grenade slot for the Assault kit. It remains functionally and aesthetically unchanged from its Battlefield 1 counterpart. Once thrown, the grenade features a similar time until detonation to the Frag Grenade, but with reduced blast effect against infantry.

Upon impact with an enemy vehicle or carefully aimed gunfire, it will immediately detonate. As with other gadgets, the Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade can only be resupplied at an Ammo Supply Station. Live enemy grenades can be thrown aside by pressing Interact near the grenade.

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Battlefield 2042[]

"Anti-vehicle grenade that triggers upon impact with any enemy vehicle, dealing substantial damage."

— In-game description

The Anti-Tank Grenade is a throwable gadget featured in Battlefield 2042, introduced in New Dawn season. Player can unlock the gadget by reaching tier 22 in the Battle Pass.

Available to Engineer only. Player can carry only 1 grenade at a time and able to resupply with Ammo Crate. The grenade will detonate immediately after impacting enemy vehicle. Normally, Anti-Tank Grenade deals about 20 damage to ground armored vehicles, and cannot achieve one-hit-kill to light vehicles like LATV4 Recon or Tuk-tuk. Its anti-personnel capability is quite limited, as it is not able to kill the crew when throwed to a LATV4; when dropped to the ground, the Anti-Tank Grenade has a delayed timer for about 5 seconds, and can be throwed back just like a Frag Grenade.

However, when held by player, the Anti-Tank Grenade will not have a timer to detonate, which means cannot "cook" the grenade for better anti-personnel efficiency (similar to regular frag grenades). On the other hand, this also gives the player a chance to wait for the best opportunity when fighting against vehicles.

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Trivia[]

Battlefield 2042[]

  • Anti-Tank grenades used to have a bug that could bounce off a vehicle without detonation while the vehicle was moving away from the thrower. This was fixed in Update 5.2.0.

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