RPG-26

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RPG-26
Grenade launchers RPG-26.jpg
An RPG-26 in a museum
Type Anti-tank rocket launcher
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1985 - present
Used by Russian Ground Forces
Specifications
Weight 2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb)
Length 77 centimetres (30 in)
Barrel length 770 millimetres (30 in)

Caliber 72.5 mm
Effective firing range 250 m

The RPG-26 Aglen is a disposable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by the Soviet Union. It fires a single-stage rocket with jack-knife fins, which unfold after launch. The rocket carries a 72.5 millimeter diameter high explosive anti-tank single shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 440 millimeters of armour, one meter of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork. It has a maximum effective range of around 250 meters.

RPG-26 (second from the bottom) with comparable Soviet/Russian rocket launchers

A variant of the RPG-26 called the RShG-2 is armed with a thermobaric warhead. The RShG-2 is heavier than the RPG-26 at 3.5 kilograms, and has a reduced direct fire range of 115 meters.

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