M9 anti-tank grenade file photo [21999]

M9 Grenade

Country of OriginUnited States
Length283.210 mm
Weight0.557 kg


ww2dbaseM9 anti-tank grenades were the first light anti-tank weapon that the US Army wielded as it moved into the early 1940s. They were designed to be fired from grenade launchers. Each grenade held 4 ounces of TNT, which detonated on impact. Their armor penetration capability was very limited, and thus they were rarely used after the US entry into WW2 in Dec 1941.

Source: Ian Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II


Last Major Revision: Sep 2014

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