Ukrainian Forces Showed Their RKG-1600 Drone-dropped Munition Attacks On Russian Armored Vehicle
Ukrainian forces confirmed unmanned aerial automobile assaults on a Russian armored automobile lately, with anticipated outcomes. In all probability they have been utilizing transformed RKG-1600 drone-dropped munition. The video was made public by Ukraine Weapons Tracker. Seemingly Ukrainian forces are utilizing transformed grenades as a drone-dropped munition to have interaction the enemy. The ammunition within the video is partially much like the RKG-3 hand grenade, however solely the case of the grenade remains to be there Lately Ukrainian forces additionally utilising RKG-1600 drone-dropped munition to hit what are claimed to be Russian MRLS resupply autos.
RKG-3 (Ruchnaya Kumulyativnaya Granata, Handheld Formed-charge Grenade) is a collection of Soviet anti-tank hand grenades. It outmoded the RPG-43, RPG-40 and RPG-6 collection of grenades. It entered service in 1950, however was nonetheless utilized by Iraqi and Afghan insurgents within the 2000s and 2010s, towards autos of NATO forces. The grenade has an odd strap-like lever (or “spoon”) that covers the bottom of the deal with and runs up either side of the deal with. When the pin is pulled, the “spoon” falls away, and when the grenade is thrown a spring deploys a four-panelled drogue parachute.
This parachute stabilizes the grenade in flight and ensures that the grenade strikes the goal at a 90 diploma angle, maximising the impact of the formed cost. The lethality radius is inside 2 meters from concussion and fragmentation. The casualty radius is inside 20 meters and the hazard area from fragmentation is inside 50 meters. The fuze within the deal with prompts the grenade. When the parachute deploys, its ejection throws a weight to the rear of the deal with and disables the security. When it impacts or stops, inertia causes the load to fly ahead and hit the spring-loaded firing pin, which prompts the primer detonator within the base.
Ukrainian Mayak Plant enterprise has developed a extra skilled method to transform RKG-3 hand grenade into bomblet for drones – an unguided RKG-1600 ammunition. The delicate fuze ensures that the grenade will detonate if it impacts any goal. The vitality of the RKG-1600 hole cost is ready to penetrate the armored automobile when attacking from above. The unique RKG-3 used a primary formed cost with a metal liner and had a penetration of 125 mm towards Rolled Homogeneous Armor (RHA). The RKG-3M used a copper-lined shaped-charge warhead and had a penetration of 165 mm; the RKG-3T had an improved copper liner that had a penetration of 170 mm. The RKG-3EM has a bigger warhead and boasts a penetration of 220 mm.
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