RPG-26

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RPG-26
Grenade launchers RPG-26.jpg
An RPG-26 in a museum
TypeAnti-tank rocket launcher
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1985 - present
Used byRussian Ground Forces
WarsSyrian Civil War
War in Donbass
Production history
DesignerState Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed1980s
ManufacturerState Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced1985 - present
VariantsRShG-2
Specifications
Weight2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb)
Length77 centimetres (30 in)

Caliber72.5 mm
Action440 millimeters of armour at 60° impact degree[1], one meter of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork
Effective firing range250 m
SightsIron sights

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. It is in service with the Russian Ground Forces.

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  1. ^ https://topwar.ru/18484-ruchnoy-protivotankovyy-granatomet-rpg-26-aglen.html
  2. ^ "Российское оружие в Армении" [Russian weapons in Armenia]. nvo.ng.ru (in Russian). 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ http://delta.gov.ge/file/2016/10/small-arm-a4.compressed.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.delta.gov.ge/en/product/pdm-1/
  5. ^ a b Ferguson, Jonathan; Jenzen-Jones, N.R. (November 2014). Raising Red Flags: An Examination of Arms & Munitions in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine, 2014 (PDF). Research Report 3. Armament Research Services. pp. 26, 48. ISBN 978-0-9924624-3-7.
  6. ^ Toumaj, Amir (October 14, 2016). "Russian influence evident in Palestinian militia in Syria". Long War Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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