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RPG-26
Grenade launchers RPG-26.jpg
An RPG-26 in a museum
Type Disposable Anti-tank rocket launcher
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1985–present
Used by Russian Ground Forces
Wars Syrian Civil War
War in Donbass
Production history
Designer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed 1980s
Manufacturer State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced 1985 - present
Variants RShG-2
Specifications
Weight 1.8 kilograms (4.0 lb) (projectile)
2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb) (loaded)
Length 77 centimetres (30 in)

Caliber 72.5 mm
Action 440 mm: RHA at 60° impact angle[1]
1000 mm: Reinforced concrete
1500 mm: Brickwork
2400 mm: Log and earth
Muzzle velocity 144 m/s
Effective range 250 m
Sights Iron 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.

Specifications[]

  • 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°

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  •  Soviet Union

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