RGN-1M practice grenade which is externally similar to the RGN-86.
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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.
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.
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.
RGN-86 is produced in Russia and Bulgaria.
The RGN-86 can be considered a modernized and improved variant of the widely used RGD-5.
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