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RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya)

Fragmentation Hand Grenade [ 1990 ]

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

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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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Fragmentation Hand Grenade

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Fire Support
Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.

Overall Length
113 mm
4.45 in
Barrel Length
113 mm
4.45 in
Empty Wgt
0.64 lb
0.29 kg

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Impact / Time Delay Fuze; Single-Use

Fuse Detonation
Design relies on timed / fuse detonation.
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Rounds / Feed

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RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya) - Base Series Designation

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