|Type||Disposable rocket launcher|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|Used by||Russia, Jordan|
|Designer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Manufacturer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Weight||~ 8.0 kg|
|Length||~ 1150 mm|
|Action||600 - ~ 750 mm: RHA after ERA
1500 mm: Brick
3700 mm: Earth
|Muzzle velocity||120 m/s|
|Effective firing range||200 m|
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. 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. 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. Officially adopted by the Russian Government in December 2011.
- "rpg-27"&dq="rpg-27"&hl=en&ei=0Ng7TaDKOsvngQf8xKTlCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBQ Jane's international defence review: IDR., Volume 37, Issues 1-6. Jane's Information Group. 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
- "RPG-27 Anti-Tank Rocket". Land Forces Weapons Export Catalogue. Rosaboronexport. 2003. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
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