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M2 AM Grenade
Production information



thermite grenade

Technical specifications
Damage Per Hit
  • severe, capable of melting metal and burning flesh

Necros War




The M2 Anti-Materiel Grenade is a UNSC hand grenade carried by UNSC military personnel.


The M2 AM Thermite Grenade utilizes the high temperature of burning thermote (TH-13), commonly referred to as 'thermite', to destroy enemy equipment by burning or melting it. The grenade consist of two primary parts. First is the activation and ignition system, which uses a small electrically activated charge to ignite the thermite, once the timer has ended. Second is the thermite itself, which is encased in a small magnesium composite protective sheath prior to activation. The sheath burns away once the thermite ignites, allowing the thermite to burn unhindered for approximately 15 seconds after ignition.

Once the thermite ignites, the grenade proceeds to melt and burn its way through anything its touches, be it flesh or tank armour. This fearsome capability makes it perfect for the the anti-material role, and in certain circumstances, for the anti-personnel role. The high temperatures of the grenade's burning thermite make it highly dangerous to use, and premature detonations typically prove fatal to the user.

The grenade is fitted with a crude, but highly effective 'egg timer' detonator. This mechanical system can be twisted clockwise to adjust the time of detonation, from three seconds up to 3 minutes. Once the mechanical timer is released, it activates, beginning the countdown to activating the fuse. This can be combined with adhesive pads regularly supplied with the grenade, it can be turned into a deadly instrument of demolition and sabotage. By indenting the button on top, it activates a miniscule gyroscope/vibration detector. Once it is planted and this is activated, any change it detects sets off the charge prematurely, preventing tampering or removal. This allows the Thermite grenade to even be used as a ad hoc landmine and booby trap, wherein, without activating the 'egg timer', the tamper system can be activated, and the vibrations caused by nearby moving forces active it.

The Thermote composition is resistant to heat, electricity and shock, providing a stable material with little chance of premature detonation by stray munitions.


The Thermite grenade is used by UNSC forces when they are required to deal with enemy materiel, either behind enemy lines, or left by retreating enemies. The grenade is used to sabotage things like munition stockpiles, stationary weapons, equipment, computer systems, etc. The grenade can also be used to prevent friendly materiel from falling into enemy hands. The grenade is most commonly used by Engineers and Special Forces for such duties. It can also be used as a breaching tool, for weakening or burning holes through the sides of fortified positions, large armoured vehicles or even starships, allowing the grenade to be used for mouse holing in urban combat.

UNSC Remarks

"I've seen Marines melt these babies through Wraiths, Ghosts, even Phantoms. This baby is deadly."

"I threw one right through a Brute's chest once, didn't even slow the 'nade down."

"If you need to destroy something quickly, and without having to worry about flying shrapnel, this is your go-to."

Individual and Crew Served Weaponry of the UNSCDF


M6L Personal Defence Weapon System | M57 Pistol | M98 Compact | M19 Modular Pistol

Submachine Guns

M20A Submachine Gun | M12 Special Operations Carbine | M8Z Submachine Gun

Assault Rifles, Carbines, and Battle Rifles

MA6A Individual Combat Weapon System | M2A Carbine | M81 Special Purpose Carbine | M55C Enhanced Battle Rifle

Designated Marksman Rifles

M396 Designated Marksman Rifle | M97 Special Purpose Rifle | M113 Special Purpose Rifle

Machine Guns

M397 Individual Automatic Rifle | M739C Squad Automatic Weapon | M122 Light Machine Gun | M247B2 General Purpose Machine Gun | M247H2 Heavy Machine Gun | AIE-486K1 Heavy Machine Gun | M343A3 Heavy Machine Gun | M780 Special Purpose Machine Gun

Sniper Rifles

M22 Scout Rifle System | M818D Enhanced Modular Sniper Rifle System | M1091 Sniper Rifle System | Sniper Rifle System 99G-S6 Anti-Materiel | M99CA1 Special Application Scoped Rifle | M133 Precision Anti-Materiel Energy Weapon System


M45F Close Assault Weapon System | M108A1 Close Assault Weapon System | M77 Extreme Close Quarters Combat System

Energy Weapons

Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6B Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle | MX4 Light Support Weapon | M921 ARC

Non-Lethal Weapon

M2 Threat-Negation Device | MX9 Pulsed Energy Projectile System | M39 Long Range Tranquillizer Rifle

Missile and Rocket Launchers

M41B2 Medium Anti-Vehicle/Assault Weapon | M899 Light Anti Armour Weapon | M57 Light Multipurpose Assault Weapon | M1 Multiple Launch Rocket System | M25 Underslung Rocket Launcher

Grenade Launchers

M319N Individual Grenade Launcher | M23 Multiple Grenade Launcher | M363B RPD | M460C Automatic Grenade Launcher | M556 Counter Defilade Grenade Launcher | M24 Underslung Grenade Launcher | M26 Grenade Launcher Module


M71 Mortar | M78 Mortar | M81 Mortar


M117 Light-Weight Field Howitzer

Sentry Guns

M55 GUARD DOG Sentry Gun | M601 GARGOYLE Sentry Gun


M9 Dual Purpose/High Explosive Grenade | M2 Anti-Materiel Grenade | M70 Flash Bang Grenade | M43 Smoke Grenade

Anti-Personnel and Anti-Armour Mines

M320 Anti-Tank Mine | M341 Anti-Tank Mine | M362 Anti-Tank Mine | M121 Bounding Anti-Personnel Mine | M127 Anti-Personnel Mine

Explosive Devices

C-7 Foaming Explosive | C-13 Gertex | C-14 Plastic Explosive | C-15 Liquid Explosive | M303 Thermite Cord | M311 Detonation Cord | M382 Special Munition Attack Charge (Kinetic) | M390 Breaching Charge | M394 Clearance Charge | M404 Special Lightweight Attack Munition | M366 Demolition Charge | M376 Satchel Charge | M379 Explosive Pack