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RGN-86



Overview


RGN-86

RGN-1M practice grenade which is externally similar to the RGN-86.
Source: Geert @ www.lexpev.nl - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Hand grenade
Entered service
Mid 1980's
Status
In service
Development
Early 1980's
Developer
Soviet Union
Production
Mid 1980's - present
Producer
Soviet Union
Russia
Bulgaria
Designations
Notable users
Soviet Union

Description


Introduction

RGN-86 if an offensive grenade of Soviet origin. It was developed in the early 1980's as more modern alternative to the RGD-5. RGN-86 is more compact and a safer design for the operator.

Design

The RGN-86 can be considered a more modern version of the RGD-5. The RGN-86 is fitted with the more modern DVM-78 fuse, which originally introduced with the RGO-78 defensive grenade. The RGN-86 is better suited as an offensive grenade than RGD-5 since it has a pre-fragmented aluminum body. The aluminum shrapnel loses its lethality quickly resulting in limited injuries beyond the lethal range.

Firepower

The lethal range of the RGN-86 is about 4.5 meters. The lightweight aluminum fragments result in a limited safety radius. The RGN-86 can be thrown about 30 meters.

Users

RGN-86 is produced in Russia and Bulgaria.

Variants

RGN-86
Only a single live version of the RGN-86 exists, although it can in theory be fitted with the older UZRGM fuze.
RGN-1M
Practice grenade with similar weight, size, flash and noise. Does not produce any harmful effects.

Details


Facts RGN-86
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Offensive hand grenade
Dimensions
Diameter
61 mm
Length
96 mm
Weight
0.265 kg
Composition
Fuse type
Delayed
3.2 to 4 second time delay
Fuse model
DVM-78
Filling
57 g TNT
Fragments
Pre-fragmented aluminum body
Effect
Lethal radius
4.5 m
Safety radius
15 to 20 m
Application
Projection method
Hand thrown
Range
30 to 35 m

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RGD-5

The RGN-86 can be considered a modernized and improved variant of the widely used RGD-5.