An RPG-26 in a museum
|Type||Anti-tank rocket launcher|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|In service||1985 - present|
|Used by||Russian Ground Forces|
|Wars||Syrian Civil War|
War in Donbass
|Designer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Manufacturer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Produced||1985 - present|
|Weight||2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb)|
|Length||77 centimetres (30 in)|
|Action||440 millimeters of armour at 60° impact degree, one meter of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork|
|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.
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.
- Calibre: 72.5 mm
- Length: 770 mm
- Weight: 2.9 kg
- Range: effective combat, 250 m
- Operating temperature: -50 to +50°C
- RHA penetration: 440 mm at 60°
- Georgia - domestic variant PDM-1
- Jordan - 3,000 in possession
- Syria: Liwa al-Quds
- Ukraine
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