The Model 24 Stielhandgranate (German, "stalk hand grenade") was the standard hand grenade of the German Army from World War I until the end of World War II. The very distinctive appearance led to it being called a "stick grenade", or a "potato masher" in British Army slang, and is today one of the most easily recognized infantry weapons of the 20th century.
The Germans were the first to come up with an improvised anti-tank grenade by taking a stick grenade and taping three or more of the explosive heads together in order to create a larger grenade and explosion. Known as the Geballte Ladung or "Bundled Charge", it was typically thrown on top of slow moving tanks where the armor was thin.
It inflicts moderate damage to armor, and can also destroy walls. Two grenades are provided. They can immediately damage armor upon impact, but also have a time-delay fuze and can deliver significant splash damage.
Anti-tank grenades also appear in singleplayer during certain infantry missions.
Light Anti-Tank GrenadeEdit
A Light Anti-Tank Grenade is available to all infantry kits as a grenade option.. The Cavalry class also carries one as part of its kit. As it fills the grenade slot, Assault kits can carry it along with the larger Anti-Tank Grenade gadget for additional anti-vehicle capability.
Players riding a horse carry two light AT grenades which automatically replenish.
The grenade is modeled after the Hales Pattern No 2 grenade Mk II, without its stabilizing cloth streamers.