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Hafthohlladung (German: Adhesive Hollow Charge) was a magnetically-adhered, shaped charge anti-tank weapon used by German forces during World War II. Described as either a grenade or a mine, the weapon was introduced in 1942, and designed to be attached to exterior surfaces of an enemy tank and ignited using a time fuse. The 3.5kg version was conical in shape, and could penetrate 140mm of rolled homogenous armour when placed flush and perpendicular with the plate surface, regardless of angle of said surface.

Getting close enough to place the mine was often highly dangerous for the infantryman involved, resulting in the weapon being declared obsolete in 1944, when it was replaced by the Panzerfaust. During the mid to late war, the Germans also coated their vehicles with Zimmerit to defeat enemy magnetic mines, although the Allies did little in terms of developing or issuing devices similar to the Hafthohlladung.[1]

Battlefield VEdit

The Shaped Charge is a gadget featured in Battlefield V. It appears rarely during the singleplayer campaign, such as in the climactic defense finale of Under No Flag, where it can be picked up from a weapon crate. It behaves similarly to the Limpet Charge from Battlefield 1 - capable of being thrown a short distance, sticking to vehicles and world objects, and exploding after a few seconds. The gadget is not currently available in multiplayer.


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