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
1 Minecart
Health points


Data value

dec: 407 hex: 197 bin: 110010111

Namespaced ID


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



Ingredients Crafting recipe

Minecarts with TNT cannot be directly retrieved by attacking them, as they just drop a minecart and a TNT; however the two items can be crafted back together.


Minecart with TNT detonates 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 acts as normal TNT, exploding and damaging nearby blocks, players, and entities. Upon detonation after activating on activator rail, it does 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 bounces off of other minecarts and cannot be linked to a Minecart with Furnace.

Data values[edit]

Minecarts with TNT have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity.



Java Edition
1.513w02aMinecart with TNT Revision 1.png Added minecart with TNT.
13w03aMinecart with TNT no longer destroys nearby rails and rail supports during explosion.[1]
1.814w11aMinecart with TNT explosions no longer stack.
14w26aMinecart with TNT can now be detonated using arrows on fire.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID for minecart with TNT has now been changed from MinecartTNT to tnt_minecart.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 407.
1.1418w43aMinecart with TNT.png The texture of minecart with TNT has now been updated.
19w11aMinecart with TNT explosions now have a 100% drop rate.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0build 1Minecart with TNT Revision 1.png Added minecart with TNT.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha entity ID has now been changed from minecarttnt to tnt_minecart.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Patch 1Minecart with TNT Revision 1.png Added TNT minecarts.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Minecart with TNT Revision 1.png Added minecart with TNT.
Minecart with TNT emits smoke when destroyed.


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