|Physical and technical specifications|
|Usage and history|
The frag grenade was similar to the thermal detonator in use, with the significant difference that the frag grenade was far less powerful. They were designed to explode on contact, unleashing metal shrapnel and dealing slashing damage. The typical blast radius was about 3 to 4 meters. This was somewhat smaller than the blast radius of a typical thermal detonator, making it easier to use fragmentation grenades without friendly forces being caught in the blast. These items were highly restricted despite their common use. Because of their small size and weight, about 0.5 kilograms, detection of these weapons could be difficult.
While these grenades were not as destructive as other grenades, its low cost made it available in large numbers for soldiers. For comparison, a thermal detonator cost between 2,000 and 4,000 Republic credits; the frag grenade cost between 200 and 500 credits.
Frag grenades were usually thrown, however they could be loaded into a grenade launcher for a far greater range. Grenade launchers themselves could be mounted on vehicles to create an effective anti-infantry weapon.
HistoryEditFrag grenades were carried as standard armament by many types of soldiers throughout the ages. During the Old Republic era, they were used by Republic troopers, Sith troopers, and various Mandalorian warriors.
During the Rise of the Empire era, they were used by various Clone troopers, Stormtroopers, scout troopers, SpecForce soldiers, and Rebel troopers. During the Legacy era, frag grenades were carried by Joker Squad Stormtroopers.
Behind the scenesEdit
Frag grenades in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic were beige in color and were a more basic type of grenades. They dealt piercing damage and were moderately effective. The damage they did wasn't great, but the player could use them without concern of running out, due to how common they were in the game.
- The Betrayal of Darth Revan
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (Mentioned only)
- Labyrinth of Evil
- The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning
- Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (First mentioned)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Rebel Force: Trapped
- Survivor's Quest
- Star by Star
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition
- "New Character Templates: A Supplement to Star Wars' Mos Eisley Galaxy Guide" - Challenge 73 (Ambiguously canonical source)
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- The Far Orbit Project
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game
- Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
- "Clouded Paths"
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide
- Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- Threats of the Galaxy
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Legacy Era Campaign Guide
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Legacy Era Campaign Guide
- ↑ The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- ↑ The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Fragmentation grenade on Wikipedia