When the British brought the first tanks into combat during the first world war such as the Mark V tank, the German infantry had no specialized handweapon to deal with them. A makeshift solution was to bundle several hand grenades together making it effective through sheer explosive power. The practice continued in the second world war especially on the eastern front where both sides made these makeshift grenade bundles.

Geballte Ladung (Stielhandgranate 24)[edit | edit source]

Geballte Ladung
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Produced In -1945
Type AT grenade
Effective range 10-20 m.
Ammunition 7 x 165 g Donarit
General Ingame Information
Used by Germany
Italy
Hungary
Finland
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The Stielhandgrante M24 grenade could be used in an improvised "bundle" style with another six explosive heads (without their sticks) wired around the central stick grenade. These were known as Geballte Ladung ("concentrated load") and were very effective against armoured vehicles and fortifications. This anti tank grenade can be thrown very far, both because it is thrown as far as a ordinary grenade and because it has a 5 second fuse so it slides and bounces instead of exploding on impact as many other AT grenades do. A kit with the Geballte Ladung may only have a Mauser 98K as an other weapon. Or this grenade may be a complement to other AT equipment like a Landmine or a Kb ppanc wz.35.

Geballte Ladung (RGD-33)[edit | edit source]

Geballte Ladung (RGD-33)
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General Historical Information
Ammunition 6 x 85g TNT
General Ingame Information
Used by Soviet Union
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In a similar fashion multiple RGD-33 grenades were bundled together.

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