The rifle grenade is an explosive device launched from the muzzle of a rifle. They were commonly used during World War II, especially by the Allied American Forces and the Axis German Forces. The rifle grenades were designed to be fired from the muzzle from an M1 Garand or Kar98K. The grenade's power as just as that of a normal Hand Grenade, but with a much longer reach as it was launched from a blank round that would prime and launch the Grenade from the barrel. However, this method of launching the grenade was very inaccurate and unreliable compared to modern grenade launchers. Today, they are rarely used as they have been replaced by under-barrel grenade launchers such as the M203. However, some police forces use a similar concept for less-lethal munitions such as tear gas grenades.
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWIIEditWith the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion, the Mauser K98k Gewerhgranate, a Kar98k with a rifle grenade, is introduced to the Waffen-SS Engineer kit. It is like a hand grenade due to its priming timer and ability to bounce. It will detonate just like a hand grenade, as well. The advantage to it over the hand grenade is that it has impact damage and much more range.
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1 Rifle Grenade
3 Rifle Grenades
An interesting feature about the rifle grenade in the game is that switching to the weapon instantly mounts the explosive instead of manually placing it like when a player reloads. Another useful feature is that a player can switch to their other weapons or equipment and the reload process of the rifle grenade will continue. The same thing occurs to the Recoilless Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher.
Each kit comes with a maximum of 3 rifle grenades (once all used, the amount "regenerates").