RPG-26

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.

RPG-26
An RPG-26 in a museum
TypeDisposable Anti-tank rocket launcher
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1985–present
Used byRussian Ground Forces
WarsSyrian Civil War
War in Donbass
Production history
DesignerState Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Designed1980s
ManufacturerState Research and Production Enterprise, Bazalt
Produced1985 - present
VariantsRShG-2
Specifications
Mass2.9 kilograms (6.4 lb)
Length77 centimetres (30 in)

Caliber72.5 mm
Action440 millimeters of armour at 60° impact degree[1], one meter of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork
Effective firing range250 m
SightsIron sights

A variant of the RPG-26, called the RShG-2, is armed with a thermobaric warhead. The RShG-2 is heavier than the RPG-26 at 3.5 kilograms, and has a reduced direct fire range of 115 meters. It is in service with the Russian Ground Forces.

Specifications

Operators

Current operators

Former operators

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References

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