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RShG-2



Overview


RShG-2

Cut away model of RShG-2 showing warhead design.
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Origin
Russia
Type
Rocket launcher (disposable)
Entered service
2003
Status
In service
Development
Late 1990's
Developer
Russia - Bazalt
Production
2000 - present
Producer
Russia - Bazalt
Designations
Aglen-2 (nickname)
RShG-2 / Reaktivnaya Shturmovaya Granata 2
Russian for "rocket-propelled assault grenade"
Notable users
Russia

Description


Introduction

The RShG-2 is a modern disposable rocket launcher of Russian origin. It is not an anti-tank weapon, but intended for use against personnel in builings or field fortifications. It is one of a series of Russian weapons intended for use in urban combat.

Design

The RShG-2 is developed from the RPG-26 rocket launcher. The launch tube and rocket motor of the RPG-26 are retained. However, the warhead is much larger and heavier. Its filler and fuze are derived from the TBG-7V thermobaric rocket for the RPG-7.

Firepower

The RShG-2 uses a warhead that has an explosive power equivalent to 3 kg TNT. This makes the RShG-2 far more effective against infantry in buildings and soft skin vehicles than rocket launchers using a shaped charge warhead. Despite the heavier warhead compared to the RPG-26, the RShG-2 has a longer maximum range of 350 meters since the flight path is more consistent.

Users

The RShG-2 was officialy adopted by Soviet forces in 2003. It is difficult to ascertain the quantity in service and to which types of units it is allocated. It is known to be in use with specialist units such as those tasked with counter terrorism. RShG-2 is also marketed for export sales.

Details


Facts RShG-2
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Rocket launcher
Crew
1
Lifespan
Disposable
Dimensions
Weight
3.5 kg loaded
Length
770 mm
Ammunition
Ammunition types
Thermobaric warhead
Rate of fire
Single shot
Warhead
Diameter
72 mm
Warhead type
Thermobaric warhead
Filler
1.16 kg explosive fuel
3 kg TNT equivalent
Penetration
10 - 15 mm RHA
Velocity
144 m/s at muzzle
Range
350 m
Accessories
Sights
Mechanical flip up sights

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RPG-26 Aglen

The RShG-2 was developed from the RPG-26, which is a rocket launcher for use against tanks that was introduced in the mid 1980's.