In order to unify close combat in SSPE "Basalt" in 1999 assault weapons, the samples RShG-1 have been developed, equipped with new warheads multivariate damaging effect (RShG – Reactive assault grenade). AT 2000 year RShG-1 successfully passed state tests.
RShG-1 with a modular warhead thermobaric warheads – This means the individual soldier's weapons, having high efficiency cumulative, explosive, fragmentation and incendiary action simultaneously. In its design the world's first implementation emerging in the interaction with the target shaped charge, reliably hitting lightly armored vehicles. The design of the warhead is patented and has no analogues in the world. Warhead grenade has been borrowed from a grenade TBG-7, a jet engine – by RPG-27.
Reactive assault grenade RShG-1 is a missile with a thermobaric warhead caliber 105 mm (otherwise known as “fuel-air explosives”) and powder jet engine, fully practiced in the trunk single trigger device. Warhead RShG-1 contains approximately 1.9 kg fuel mixture, that the fuel-air blowing clouds gives high explosive effect, comparable to undermine 5-6 kg of TNT. Stabilization grenades on the trajectory is performed by means of folding stabilizers and placed by the axial rotation of the garnet.
Reactive assault grenade RShG-1 was created on the basis of the RPG-27. The main difference between RShG-1 and WGS-27 – it thermobaric warhead RShG-1 missiles, designed to deal with lightly armored vehicles, fortifications and enemy infantry. At the same time achieving a high degree of commonality. In particular, on triggering device only aiming device was changed to increase firing range. Starting device consists of a pipe-piece fiberglass. With the ends trigger destructible closed with rubber caps shot. To bring in the firing position safety pin is removed and the sights are in the deployed position, with the cocked trigger mechanism, and you can make the launch of grenades by pressing the trigger. If necessary translation grenades back to the stowed position of the trigger mechanism removed with cocking of the rear sight when lowering the sight in the horizontal position and fixing it cotter.
RShG-1 with disposable grenade, while retaining all the advantages of the basic patterns, equipped with new warheads multivariate damaging effect and can attack on the battlefield sheltered and open manpower, unarmored and lightly armored vehicles. Implementation of these developments became possible only through the use of a fundamentally new approach to the design and production of samples. it, Firstly, block-modular approach to product development. It is based on the design and development in the production of modules blocks a wide range of.
Use in the design of grenades universal modules significantly reduce the cost of their development and the development of mass production. experts know, that when you start a new model in a series of such costs make up 50% from the initial batch value in its optimal volume (no less 6000 PC.). In modern conditions due to shortage of funds, this factor becomes a major. Another important feature – ease the process of development of deployment and operation of new types of troops. Fighter, having handling skills with RPG-27, can easily be used on the battlefield RShG-1 without special training.
RShG-1 successfully finished “niche” in weapon system of ground troops and designed to be used with the greatest efficiency of Special Forces, intelligence and sabotage groups. According to experts this pattern weapons criterion “cost-effectiveness”, at the time of, equal did not exist in the world. AT 2000 RShG year-1 was adopted by the Russian army and became offered for export. On the mechanism of the impact on the target (blast and thermal effect by blasting air into the cloud of sprayed fuel mixture) this is similar to reactive grenade infantry flamethrower RPO-A, but due to other classification (“grenade” but not “flamethrower”) RShG-1 began to come into service conventional infantry units, instead of chemical troops flamethrower parts.
Performance characteristics RShG-1
Warhead type: thermobaric
Caliber warhead, mm: 105
Weight grenade, kg: 8,3
Weight warhead, kg: 1.9
The initial rate of grenades, m / s: 130
Effective range, m: 200
Length, mm: 1135
Accurate firing range, m: 600
Transfer time in firing position, from: to 10
Grenade RShG-1 in flight