Minecart with TNT

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Minecart with TNT
Minecart with TNT.png









Internal ID

PC: 45
PE: 97

Network ID

PC: 10

Entity ID

PC: tnt_minecart
PE: minecarttnt

If not exploded
Health points

6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 407 hex: 197 bin: 110010111



The minecart with TNT is a block of TNT inside a minecart.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Minecarts with TNT can be retrieved just like other minecarts, by attacking it while in Survival or Adventure mode.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Usage[edit | edit source]

Minecart with TNT will detonate on these conditions:

  • It moves over a powered Activator Rail (after 4 second delay like the TNT block).
  • It hits the ground with a downward velocity of it falling more than three blocks, unless landing on any form of rail.
  • It is destroyed while in motion. (Does not explode if destroyed by a player in Creative mode.)
  • It is destroyed by fire, lava or an explosion.
  • It turns on a curved track too fast, with a solid block or entity located beside the track (in the previous movement direction).
  • It is hit by a flaming arrow. (Explosion size is dependent on the speed of the arrow)
  • It is pressed into a block or entity and has velocity.

Upon detonation, it will act as normal TNT, exploding and damaging nearby scenery, players, and entities. Upon detonation after activating on activator rail, it will not destroy its rails and the blocks the rail is on, however other nearby carts can. The faster the minecart, the more powerful the explosion.

Minecart with TNT will bounce off of other minecarts and cannot be linked to a Minecart with Furnace.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Entity data[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

Minecarts with TNT have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is tnt_minecart.

ID[edit | edit source]

A minecart's ID distinguishes between the different minecart types.

Icon Dec Hex Name Minecart type

328 148 minecart Minecart

342 156 chest_minecart Minecart with Chest

343 157 furnace_minecart Minecart with Furnace

407 197 tnt_minecart Minecart with TNT

408 198 hopper_minecart Minecart with Hopper

422 1A6 commandblock_minecart Minecart with Command Block

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 13w02a Added minecart with TNT.
13w03a No longer destroys nearby rails and rail supports during explosion.[1]
1.8 14w11a Minecart with TNT explosions no longer stack.
14w26a Minecart with TNT can be detonated using arrows on fire.
1.11 16w32a The entity ID is changed from MinecartTNT to tnt_minecart.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0 build 1 Added minecart with TNT.
Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 Added TNT minecarts.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Minecart with TNT” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A direct hit from three merged minecarts with TNT can reduce a fully diamond armored player to half a heart.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Issue tracker: MC-6833
  2. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/289532985340993536
  3. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/288302629803683840
  4. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/288304442560880643
  5. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/291212723755307009