anti armour grenades from AQ

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Mr Happy, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    It doesn't look that difficult to produce. Contact initiation?
     
  3. Lets hope that there are a few 'own goals' in training for the terrorists. The backblast looks mean.

    fastmedic
     
  4. Just another reason why jumpy lads are going to shoot "Innocents" whilst on Top Cover. We had several bottles and molatovs thrown out our Wagons on Telic. Not to mention stones etc. However nothing like this ever came of it.

    However seeing them things getting launched at the Septics makes me think that ducking down might not be the best course of action ref this type of incident. So more and more lads are going to end up shooting Teenagers who were stupid enough to throw something at passing troops.
     
  5. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    No but likely in the shed round the back as long as you have the ability to cut and shape metal. The only thing that may require specialised manufacture is the fuze.
     
  6. Was pretty suprised watching this, this is always going to be a problem using the soft skinned vehicles we use now.
     
  7. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    I thought I heard her say it was a Russian design.

    Can't watcht he vid at work due to the firewall to check though.
     
  8. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Looking at that piece of motorised scaffolding I have to say that it would probably be safer... Less flat surfaces to get a good initiation off...

    The US article says there's no defence against it, there is of course (i) decent top cover (ii) foot patrols supporting armour not just armour (iii) vehicles moving together providing decent all-round-protection and my personal favourite (iv) get the contractors to do it.
     
  9. Defence - Armour!
     
  10. I think you're right about the vehicle above surviving better - at least there's no armour plate to contain the blast.

    Like Mr Happy says, good drills can reduce the threat of this weapon.

    ISTR PIRA using a similar weapon a few years back IAAG or PRIG rings a bell.
     
  11. Nothing new under the sun. Thought this looked familiar. a little digging and:
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    http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/8172/panzerfaust9.htm

    I think there was a similar British device.

    Incidentally, the video refers to them as being of Russian manufacture rather than home made.
    Probably this, the RKG-3
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    More information here:
    http://www.inert-ord.net/russ02i/rkg3_upg8/index.html

    And here:
    http://maic.jmu.edu/ordata/srdetaildesc.asp?ordid=1020
     
  12. Yes, nothing new about them, we dealt with a lot of these type of grenades over the years, known also as the M79 in Bosnia, nasty things! one of our lads was very sadly killed by one during an Op Harvest...
     
  13. Seems similar to the drogue bombs used by the ira.