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The Shitotsubakurai lunge mine which translates to “piercing thunderbolt” was a rudimentary, suicidal infantry anti-tank weapon used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the later stages of World War II, being officially adopted in 1945. The weapon consisted of a hollow charge explosive at the end of a wooden stick - when the charge was armed and was thrust against a solid target it would detonate, most likely killing the user. The lunge mine was adopted due to the shortage of anti-tank weapons capable of defeating American armor such as the M4 Sherman - the weapon was reportedly used for the same reason in the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong.
— In-game description
When equipped, players can Bayonet Charge with the weapon and, despite its apparently suicidal appearance, will not be killed when the charge detonates.
- The gadget was set to release as the Tides of War Week 6 reward. Due to errors with the gadget detonating properly and the unforseen explosive damage it caused to the surrounding area, its release has been delayed indefinitely.