40mm grenade

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A 40mm HEDP grenade used in the M319 Individual Grenade Launcher.

The 40mm High Explosive Dual-Purpose (HEDP) Grenade is a munitions type utilized exclusively by the M319 Individual Grenade Launcher.[1]


The 40mm grenade has two detonation modes, depending upon the way it is detonated after firing. The first detonation mode, upon being fired, bounces off a surface once, or when it strikes an organic target, will detonate almost immediately, causing an instant kill. The second detonation mode results in a delayed detonation, usually when the user takes their finger off the trigger after holding it down for a time. Additionally, the grenade is capable of emitting an electromagnetic pulse, so when detonated in close proximity to a mechanical target, like a Wraith, a Ghost, or a Revenant, the targeted vehicle will power down temporarily.


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