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The No. 68 was an early form of shaped charge grenade, and has some claim to be the first [[HEAT|High Explosive, Anti Tank]] device in use. The design of the warhead was simple and was capable of penetrating 2 inches (50 mm) of armour in 1940.
The No. 68 was an early form of shaped charge grenade, and has some claim to be the first HEAT device in use. The design of the warhead was simple and was capable of penetrating 2 inches (50 mm) of armour in 1940.


The grenade was armed by removing a pin in the tail that held the striker. The grenade was launched from a rifle cup. The simple fins gave it some stability in the air and provided the grenade impacted the target at the proper angle (90 degrees) the charge would be effective. Detonation occurred on impact when a striker in the tail of the grenade was thrown forward into the fuse.
The grenade was armed by removing a pin in the tail that held the striker. The grenade was launched from a rifle cup. The simple fins gave it some stability in the air and provided the grenade impacted the target at the proper angle (90 degrees) the charge would be effective. Detonation occurred on impact when a striker in the tail of the grenade was thrown forward into the fuse.

Revision as of 11:41, 26 August 2020

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No.68 HEAT Grenade
Specifications
Type HEAT Rifle Launched Grenade
Fuse Delay Impact
Explosive 5 oz. 8 dr. (155.9 g)
RDX/BWX 91/9
Effective Blast Radius ?

History

The No. 68 was an early form of shaped charge grenade, and has some claim to be the first HEAT device in use. The design of the warhead was simple and was capable of penetrating 2 inches (50 mm) of armour in 1940.

The grenade was armed by removing a pin in the tail that held the striker. The grenade was launched from a rifle cup. The simple fins gave it some stability in the air and provided the grenade impacted the target at the proper angle (90 degrees) the charge would be effective. Detonation occurred on impact when a striker in the tail of the grenade was thrown forward into the fuse.

Ingame this is used as the British Grenadiers rifle grenade, and is largely effective against most Axis Armour throughout the Tiers.

Game Play

See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1 Garand · M1A1 Thompson · M3A1 Grease Gun · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · LG 50 mm mortar · M1911 Colt · M9 Bazooka

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · sten Mk II · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · 2 inch mortar · Webley Pistol · PIAT

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · Fusil MAS mle 1940 · Fusil mle 1886 M93 "Lebel · MAS.38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · LG 50 mm mortar · Pistolet mle 1935S · M9 Bazooka

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k· Gewehr 43 · Gewehr 41 · FG42 · STG44 · MP-40 · MP34 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Granatwerfer 36 · Luger P08 · Panzerschreck 54

Italian Weapons

Beretta Model 38 · Carcano Modello 1891

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge