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M9 Dual Purpose/High Explosive Grenade
Production information


Technical specifications
  • kill radius of 9 meters, casualty radius of 15
  • throwing range of 35 meters

Necros War




The M9 Dual Purpose/High Explosive Grenade is the latest version of the venerable M9 grenade, used since the Insurrection.


The Fragmentation Grenade remains mainly the same, aside from the use of new explosives and materials. The forged fragmentation casing uses a double layer of steel and EXCALIBUR composite material, making it still fragment as effectively but with much deadlier results against armoured targets. Thanks to improved explosive filler the kill and casualty radius is larger than its predecessor. It's fragmentation is so effective it can shred light enemy vehicles. It uses a electronic 'pin' that once pressed arms the grenade, but does not activate the fuse. Once this button is released, the fuse ignites, producing the tell tale 'spark head' from the grenade, showing that the five second fuse is active. The grenade will then accurately countdown to detonation and ignite the ComL filler, filling the air with shrapnel. The grenade is extremely reliable, having a 0.02% chance of malfunctioning. Alternately, if the in is depressed twice in quick succession, it switches to impact activated mode, where an impact will activate the grenade's fuse and give it a 2 second countdown to detonation.


The M9 DP/HE is used by the UNSC Army, Marines, Air Force and in a few cases, the Navy, as a offensive grenade, intended to be used against entrenched enemy forces and in building clearance. The grenade is more than capable of tearing through modern shields and body armour, ensuring its effectiveness against well armoured infantry. The grenade can be detonated in vacuums, underwater and in high or low pressure environments, ensuring its continued use against enemy forces. The grenade is also more than capable of damaging vehicles, causing grievous damage to light vehicles, and still being capable of slowing down well armoured tanks.

UNSC Comments

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

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