Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines Military Pay Scale Global Military Ranks

RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya)

Fragmentation Hand Grenade

Infantry / Small Arms

The RGN series of fragmentation hand grenades is similar in form and function to the defensive-minded RGO series.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 3/3/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The RGN ("Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatel'naya") is a basic, standardized fragmentation hand grenade of Soviet origin. Its battlefield role is as of a highly-portable, offensive-minded thrown weapon used to dislodge stubborn enemy forces. To accomplish its task, the grenade features an RDX/wax filling with impact fuze timer capable of detonation between one-to-four seconds depending on action (impact and non-impact detonation schemes are built in). Its design is typical of hand grenades of the period in that a safety pin must be pulled to actuated the weapon. The lower section of the grenade is the actual payload body which fragments as two sections - dealing lethal metal fragments along a 25 meter radius.

The RGN series was introduced around 1990 which preceded the fall of the Soviet Union seen in 1991. As such, stocks fell to the succeeding Russian nation. Ukraine is another noted operator of the grenade.


State Factories - Russia / Ukraine
National flag of Russia National flag of Ukraine Russia; Ukraine
- Area Effect
Overall Length:
113 mm (4.45 in)
Barrel Length:
113 mm (4.45 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
0.64 lb (0.29 kg)
Not Applicable.
Impact / Time Delay Fuze; Single-Use
RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya) - Base Series Designation

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.

Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-