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The Allied forces used a large number of grenades designed to deal with enemy armoured vehicles. These weapons came in a variety of different shapes and forms but had similar basic principles.
A more common weapon, especially during the early years of the war, was the Grenade, Hand, Anti-tank, No.74 (ST), also known as the ‘Sticky bomb’ due to the coating of gooey adhesive, which was intended to make the bomb stick to the target after landing. Unfortunately, the adhesive made the bomb stick to anything it came into contact with after the shell halves were removed, resulting in the weapon being used as little as possible due to it’s lack of popularity.A more effective anti tank hand grenade was the Grenade, Hand, Anti-tank, No.75, also know as the ‘Hawkins Grenade’. In addition to throwing, the Hawkins could also be laid as a mine, often in clusters, in order to blow the tracks of a tank which had triggered the crush igniter fuse. This would detonate a blasting charge which made up half the 1.02 kg (2.25 lbs) weight of the weapon. Enough examples were captured at Dunkirk for the Germans to use the type in the minefields for the Atlantic Wall as the Panzerabwehrmine 429/1(e).
The main British rifle grenade was the Grenade, Rifle, Anti-tank, No.68, which was fired from a muzzle cup attached to the No.1 Mk III rifle. Weighing 0.79 kg (1.75 lbs), and capable of being fired from the Northover Projector, the No.68 was withdrawn after 1941, due to it’s lack of effectiveness against anything expect very light armour. M1 Garand or the M8 launcher fitted to an M1 Carbine, the M9A1 was a ring tailed weapon weighing 0.59 kg (1.31 lbs) with a 0.113 kg (0.25 lbs) warhead, fitted with an impact fuse behind a thin steel nose. Although the weapon’s anti tank capability – range 100 m (109 yards) and armour penetration of 101 mm (4 in) - proved to be limited, it was retained in service due to it’s ability for dealing with fortified infantry positions such as pill boxes. 
A more successful weapon was the RPG 1943. Like the Panzerwurfmine (L), this was a hollow charge warhead weapon, but had a flat fronted warhead, and used two strips of fabric as a tail unit, which was ejected from the throwing handle after the armed grenade was thrown. The RPG 1943 was later developed into the RPG 6. This had four fabric tail strips and a revised warhead shape, which allowed the weapon to also be used for anti personnel work due to it’s good fragmentation effect.