The RPG-26 Aglen is a disposable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by the Soviet Union. It fires a single-stage rocket with jack-knife fins, which unfold after launch. The rocket carries a 72.5 millimeter diameter high explosive anti-tank single shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 440 millimeters of armour, one meter of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork. It has a maximum effective range of around 250 meters. The similar sized rocket features a slightly heavier and more powerful HEAT warhead and more powerful rocket engine. The limited extension of the RPG-22 launch tube was found of little use. Therefore the RPG-26 has a rigid non-telescoping launch tube.
|Type||Disposable Anti-tank rocket launcher|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|Used by||Russian Ground Forces|
|Wars||Syrian Civil War|
War in Donbass
|Designer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Manufacturer||State Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt|
|Produced||1985 - present|
|Mass||1.8 kilograms (4.0 lb) (projectile) |
2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb) (loaded)
|Length||77 centimetres (30 in)|
|Action||440 mm: RHA at 60° impact angle |
1000 mm: Reinforced concrete
1500 mm: Brickwork
2400 mm: Log and earth
|Muzzle velocity||144 m/s|
|Effective firing range||250 m|
The RShG-2 (Russian: Реактивная Штурмовая Граната, Reaktivnaya Shturmovaya Granata, Rocket-propelled Assault Grenade ) Aglen-2 (Аглень-2) is a RPG-26 variant with thermobaric warhead. RShG-2 is heavier than the RPG-26 at 3.5 kilograms, and has a reduced direct fire range of 115 meters. It is intended to be used against infantry and structures rather than armored vehicles.
The warhead contains 1.16 kilograms of thermobaric mixture, with an explosive yield roughly equal to that of 3 kilograms of TNT. The solid rocket booster of the warhead in question was taken from the RPG-26 and the fuse taken from the TBG-7 warhead used by the RPG-7. The warhead has a stated penetration capability of 300 millimeters of concrete and 500 millimeters of brickwork.
- China - RShG-2 variant
- Georgia - domestic variant PDM-1
- Jordan - 3,000 in possession
- Syria: Liwa al-Quds
- Ukraine
- Donetsk People's Republic
- Venezuela - RShG-2 variant
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