DP-61 "Duel" rocket launcher is a handheld weapon for anti-sabotage-type armed personnel of surface ships and is intended to reflect the attack submarine enemy units on surface ships, standing in the team sites, anchorages, external raids, and protect important coastal structures and objects, offshore platforms and underwater communications.
DP-61 "Duel" take into service the Navy of the Soviet Union at the end 1970 years. A distinctive feature of hand-propelled grenades opportunity to conduct aimed fire on the detection of the enemy at a distance of half a kilometer up, at its vertical guidance to a target in the range of ± 45 degrees.
DP-61 was established on the basis of stationary grenade secured 7th trunks MRG-1 "Spark". When using stationary grenade, I found it necessary to give it greater mobility. Designers are developing a manual-type grenade launcher, which had a barrel of MRG-1 "Spark". when firing, grenade launcher mounted on a special cradle, rocket launcher on his shoulder. Cradle had shoulder rest with a mechanism for sighting and vertical landing from generator WG "kick". This hand-held rocket launcher type called DP-61 "Duel".
For firing WP DP-61 is provided with reactive explosive grenades "RG-55M" and signal grenades "GDS-55", the latter are used to mark the sea threat detected in the face of enemy frogmen. The main drawback of the grenade launcher - the danger zone, which he has a DP-61 immediately behind a treasury cut weapons. This greatly limited the possibilities of its application. But over the years, WG DP-61 has confirmed its high reliability and combat effectiveness.
High-explosive warhead caliber 55 mm, used in WP DP-61, It has a resemblance to the depth charges in miniature design. It consists of a jet engine type, annular stabilizer, warhead, fuse and housing. Front water contact point (fuse grenade) It is formed as a truncated hemisphere. This is achieved by minimizing rebound grenade when entering the water. Fuse can be set to several modes of undermining warhead at depths, are set manually spetsklyuchom just before equipment explosive munition grenade. In the standard mode,, fuse triggered by contact with the water surface at all angles pointing the grenade launcher at the target. High Explosive munition has an effective lesion 16-18 meters detect the enemy. The engine is started from the reactive type electric ignition by contact rails annular stabilizer.
Performance characteristics of the DP-61 Duel
Caliber, mm: 55
Weight without grenades, kg: 6,0
Sighting range shots, m: 500
The effective radius of destruction, m: 18
used ammunition: GDS-55 and GR-55m
Photos DP-61 Duel