RPG-28

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RPG-28
RPG-28 grenade launcher at Interpolitex-2016 01.jpg
An RPG-28 on display at Interpolitex 2016
Type Anti-tank rocket launcher[1]
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service December 2011
Used by Russia
Production history
Designer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed 2000s
Manufacturer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced 2008
Specifications
Weight 12 kg (projectile)
Length 1200 mm

Caliber 125 mm
Action ~1000 mm: Rolled homogeneous armor after ERA
3000 mm: Brick
Effective firing range 300 m

The RPG-28 Klyukva ("Cranberry") is a Russian handheld anti-tank rocket launcher.

History[edit]

The RPG-28 was unveiled in 2007 at IDEX Abu Dhabi by the State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt as a modern anti-tank rocket launcher designed to defeat modern and future tanks with advanced reactive and composite armour as well as fortified infantry.[1] It was offered for export in 2008.[2] Officially adopted by the Russian Government in December 2011.[3]

Description[edit]

The RPG-28 shares a close resemblance with the RPG-27 in that it is a portable, disposable anti-tank rocket launcher with a single shot capacity. The RPG-28 has a larger diameter round than the RPG-27 which enables the RPG-28 to achieve higher armour penetration performance. The PG-28 round is a 125 mm tandem shaped charge with a weight of 12 kg and a range of 300 meters. The round has a stated penetration capability in excess of 1000 mm RHA (after ERA) and 3000 mm of brick.[4] Loaded weight is 13.5 kg.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RPG-28 anti-tank rocket launcher (Russian Federation), ANTI-TANK WEAPONS". Jane's Infantry Weapons. 2007. Archived from the original on May 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=55502&cid=25
  3. ^ "- .name". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "RPG-28 antitank disposable grenade launcher / rocket-propelled grenade (Russia) , ANTI-TANK WEAPONS". Modern Firearms. 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  5. ^ "RMG - A new Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon from Bazalt". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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