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Type Disposable rocket launcher[1]
Place of origin Soviet Union Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1989
Used by Russia, Jordan
Production history
Designer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed 1980s
Manufacturer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced 1989
Variants RShG-1
Weight ~ 8.0 kg
Length ~ 1150 mm

Caliber 105 mm
Action 600 - ~ 750 mm: RHA after ERA
1500 mm: Brick
3700 mm: Earth
Muzzle velocity 120 m/s
Effective firing range 200 m
Sights Iron sights

The RPG-27 is a Soviet disposable rocket launcher.


The RPG-27 Tavolga ('meadow grass') was developed by the State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt as a modern anti-tank grenade launcher designed to defeat modern and future tanks with advanced reactive and composite armor as well as fortified infantry.[1] The RPG-27 was developed by the Soviet Union from the RPG-26.


The RPG-27 shares a close resemblance with the previous RPG-26 in that it is a man-portable, disposable anti-tank rocket launcher with a single shot capacity. The RPG-27 has a larger diameter round than the RPG-26 which enables the RPG-27 to achieve higher armour penetration performance. The RPG-27 fin stabilised round is a 105 mm tandem-charge HEAT warhead with a range of 200 meters. The round has a stated penetration capability in excess of 600 mm of RHA (after ERA) and 1500 mm of brick or concrete and 3700 mm of earth.[2] The RShG-1 is very similar in operation to the RPG-27 but carries a thermobaric warhead with a lethal radius of 10 meters and a larger range of 600 meters.[2] Officially adopted by the Russian Government in December 2011.[3]

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