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Minecart with TNT

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Minecart with TNT
Minecart with TNT.png







Internal ID

JE: 45
BE: 97

Network ID

JE: 10

Entity ID


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 is hit by a fire charge (also with a 4 second delay)
  • 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.

Minecart type Item Name Item Dec Item Hex Entity Name Entity Dec Entity Hex

minecart 328 148 minecart 42 84 2A 40

Minecart with Chest
chest_minecart 342 156 chest_minecart 43 98 2B 62

Minecart with Furnace
furnace_minecart N/A 343 N/A 157 N/A furnace_minecart N/A 44 N/A 2C N/A

Minecart with TNT
tnt_minecart 407 197 tnt_minecart 45 97 2D 61

Minecart with Hopper
hopper_minecart 408 198 hopper_minecart 46 96 2E 60

Minecart with Command Block
command_block_minecart 422 443 1A6 1BB commandblock_minecart command_block_minecart 40 100 28 64

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.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 The entity ID is changed from minecarttnt to tnt_minecart.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 Added TNT minecarts.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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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]