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Russian "Cranberry": what a unique RPG-28 grenade launcher can do

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RPG-28 grenade launcher Cranberry. It was adopted by the Russian army in 2012. According to the developers, the tandem cumulative warhead of the grenade is capable of penetrating all modern and promising armored vehicles, including such Tankslike Abrams, Merkava, Leopard.


The RPG-28 grenade is designed in such a way that the first part of it undermines the dynamic protection of the tank, and the second breaks through the armor, hitting the crew or important parts of the vehicle.

There is also a reactive multi-purpose grenade RMG, caliber 105 mm. Its combat unit is also a double action and is intended for the destruction of fortified objects. First, the cumulative projectile pierces the wall, and then the thermobaric grenade "widens" the breach.

The RShG-1 rocket assault grenade works in a similar way. Already from the name it is clear that its main purpose is the fight against light-armored equipment and manpower of the enemy.

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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 24 December 2017 11: 04 New
    +2
    The last shot is good ... the roof has already taken off ... it’s not possible to survive in the room.
    1. svp67
      svp67 25 December 2017 08: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: The same Lech
      The last shot is good ... the roof has already taken off ... it’s not possible to survive in the room.

      Yes, yes ... It’s only if the opponent is from the “movie” and learns the rules of the game of giveaways “by the teeth”. The tank’s layout doesn’t even have close proximity to an imitation of dynamic or any other additional protection, the so-called bunker, without bunding and embrasure of such dimensions that migratory birds will fly into it ... And everything else is really cool. As I imagine a foot soldier with such a "pipe", 13 kg of weight, running across the battlefield to get to the desired 200 meters to the target, for some reason I immediately feel sorry for him ... It would be better if our designers created a more expensive, but a more effective type of weapon, such as "Jewelin" or "Spike", which would hit the enemy from longer distances.
      1. audigamma
        audigamma 25 December 2017 12: 31 New
        +1
        Compare hr with a finger. Cranberry grenade launcher and javelin anti-tank missile system. You feel the difference.
        1. svp67
          svp67 25 December 2017 12: 33 New
          +1
          Quote: audigamma
          You feel the difference.
          Reply Citir

          If I did not understand, then I would not write. Respected. Stop scattering the lives of Russian soldiers. It's time to think about them.
          1. audigamma
            audigamma 25 December 2017 12: 50 New
            +3
            Seen poorly understand. In urban combat, a grenade launcher is much better than any anti-tank gun. And for long range, we have a Cornet with different warheads.
            1. svp67
              svp67 25 December 2017 12: 55 New
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              Quote: audigamma
              Seen poorly understand

              It’s that you, dear, poorly understand how to crawl 200 meters to the target with such a “fool”, it’s better to grab the “Flies” three in case of a miss. And these grenades often have it ...
              Quote: audigamma
              And for long range, we have a Cornet with different warheads.

              There is, but soon he will have to be dismissed ... The enemies do not sleep the same.
            2. Abel
              Abel 27 December 2017 22: 57 New
              +2
              Because no figs in the city to roam with Cranberries on his shoulder. There are rattles in every hut
      2. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin 26 December 2017 18: 28 New
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        As I imagine a foot soldier with such a "pipe", 13 kg of weight, running across the battlefield to get to the desired 200 meters to the target, for some reason I immediately feel sorry for him.

        This "cranberry" can be used either standing or from a knee ... Are there many people who want to stand tall or knee-deep at 200-300 meters from a bunker or other firing point of seconds on 10-15?
        I thought about street battles, there this RPG is undoubtedly powerful. But how to apply? From the window of the room it is impossible, you are guaranteed to perish. Run out to stand on the street under machine guns?
        In general, I did not experience a surge of joy from this news.
        1. svp67
          svp67 26 December 2017 20: 15 New
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          Quote: Captain Pushkin
          In general, I did not experience a surge of joy from this news.

          But what about the universal "Urya" from the soaring roof? People really don’t understand that a lot of what is beautiful at the training grounds, in real battle - scrap.
        2. 11 black
          11 black 29 December 2017 16: 50 New
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          Quote: Captain Pushkin

          I thought about street battles, there this RPG is undoubtedly powerful. But how to apply? From the window of the room it is impossible, you are guaranteed to perish. Run out to stand on the street under machine guns?
          In general, I did not experience a surge of joy from this news.

          It’s really impossible from the window, but for a different reason. The rest - from the trench, from behind the barricades, from the roof, from an ambush, but at least from the sewer laughing !
          Quote: Captain Pushkin
          This "cranberry" can be used either standing or from a knee ... Are there many people who want to stand tall or knee-deep at 200-300 meters from a bunker or other firing point of seconds on 10-15?

          If this is an urban area or a mountainous landscape, that is enough shelter, where you can stand for a minute, and there are other means of destruction for bunkers, for example, the Tulip mortar with the daredevil mine in this case is 1000 times preferable to spike or jewel.
      3. Abel
        Abel 27 December 2017 22: 55 New
        0
        The infantryman, of course, is sorry. How much does Javelin weigh?
  2. Vasya Vassin
    Vasya Vassin 24 December 2017 11: 32 New
    +3
    What dibil put on fucking music louder than a correspondent who hisses under his breath and can’t hear nichrome?
  3. Krasnyiy komissar
    Krasnyiy komissar 24 December 2017 12: 19 New
    +7
    The RPG-28 grenade launcher is too heavy to become the main anti-tank infantry weapon. Its weight and armor penetration are comparable to those of the Metis-M1 ATGM, and its firing range is only 300 m (direct shot - 180 m) versus 2000 m for the Metis. To get into a moving tank at a distance of more than 150 m is extremely difficult even for an experienced grenade launcher, and the frontal protection of modern tanks often exceeds 1000 mm from the CS. In the field it is almost impossible to get close to the tank, and using the RPG-28 for firing from shelters is difficult due to the danger zone behind. It would be better to make an analogue of the French ATGM "Eryx", which allows you to safely shoot from cover at a distance of 600 m.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 24 December 2017 12: 56 New
      0
      Quote: Krasnyiy komissar
      It would be better to make an analogue of the French ATGM "Eryx", which allows you to safely shoot from cover at a range of 600 m.

      And why are we all cringing as an example ?! stop Why doesn’t she remember Autonomy? request
      1. svp67
        svp67 26 December 2017 20: 16 New
        0
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        And why are we all cringing as an example ?! Why doesn’t she remember Autonomy?

        Yes, because the “Frenchman” in the series, yes it’s applied, but ours didn’t go beyond the ranges
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I 27 December 2017 01: 47 New
          +1
          Quote: svp67
          Yes, because the "Frenchman" in the series, yes it applies

          1. Do you propose to "buy" ,, Eryx ,, in France, despite the sanctions? 2. In what military operations was used ,, Eryx ,,?
          1. svp67
            svp67 27 December 2017 06: 41 New
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            Quote: Nikolaevich I
            .You propose to "buy" ,, Eryx ,, in France, despite the sanctions?

            Well, at the same time, “Milan”, “TOU” and “Stingers” did the CCCP find a way to “purchase” samples for study, not even our MTRs, worse than the Special Forces of the USSR?
            1. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I 27 December 2017 08: 14 New
              +2
              Quote: svp67
              Well, at the same time, “Milan”, “TOU” and “Stingers” did the CCCP find a way to “purchase” samples for study, not even our MTRs, worse than the Special Forces of the USSR?

              It is logical! But do we need Eryx? In Russia, a good PT rocket school is available. And there are "wearable" ATVs "Metis" M131, close to the "Eryx" caliber (130-mm) ... True, when modernizing the "Metis" they try to increase the range all the time, but the design is simplified as much as possible to reduce the cost . Why not designers to dance back? To make a PT rocket simple, cheap and with a short range at the "base" 9M131M / F? With a “soft” start-up? This is easier than “translating” ,, Eryx ,, from “French” to “Russian”! Yes, and "Autonomy" exists, although in prototypes, but not on "paper"!
    2. Abel
      Abel 27 December 2017 22: 59 New
      +3
      Lord! You forgot the story. No one is going to chase a tank with a grenade launcher. You sit in the trench and wait. And leaving infantry with bare back against tanks is also stupid
  4. Observer2014
    Observer2014 24 December 2017 13: 23 New
    +3
    Speaking of birds. Oh and the strong walls of red brick. The brick itself (not yet in the masonry) is garbage. Truha. But in the masonry it is something. I know not by hearsay.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 24 December 2017 21: 42 New
      +2
      Trash You, my friend, have not encountered brick of the tsarist period. At one time, I was shocked by the fact that it rings like glass. It was not possible to break it in half with a hammer - it broke off in small pieces ...
      1. Kapikuk
        Kapikuk 25 December 2017 05: 46 New
        0
        our barracks were built in 1896, not walls, but concrete, I still remember, completely agree
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 30 December 2017 23: 14 New
        +2
        The leader of the Redskins
        Dust You, my friend, did not come across a brick of the imperial period. At one time, I was shocked by the fact that it rings like glass. It was not possible to break it in half with a hammer - it broke off in small pieces ...
        You carefully read my comment hi But “Tsarsky” met in person. Leontyevsky Lane G. Moscow. I cursed everything when I punched a niche. The building was exactly behind the Greek embassy repeat laughing
  5. Sharikov Polygraph Poligrafovich
    Sharikov Polygraph Poligrafovich 24 December 2017 17: 58 New
    +2
    And what is the difference between Cranberry and its direct ancestor - the Soviet Meadowsweet (RPG-27) ?!
    Does anyone know ???
    The caliber seems to be the same (105 mm).
    And the shot is also tandem.
    Who knows, answer me ???
    Interesting ...
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 24 December 2017 23: 29 New
      +1
      RPG-28 "Cranberry" ... caliber-125-mm
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 26 December 2017 18: 36 New
      0
      Quote: Sharikov Polygraph Polygraphovich

      1
      Sharikov Poligraf Poligrafovich December 24, 2017 17:58
      And what is the difference between Cranberry and its direct ancestor - the Soviet Meadowsweet (RPG-27) ?!

      RPG-27
      Sighting range - 200 m;
      Direct shot range - 140 m;
      The armor penetration of homogeneous armor with dynamic protection, when meeting at an angle of 60 hail. - 600 mm.
      Those. all TTX is one and a half times lower than that of the RPG-28, well, and the caliber is different - 105 and 125mm.
  6. Vasily Shlykov
    Vasily Shlykov 25 December 2017 09: 38 New
    0
    Jewelin is better
    1. bk316
      bk316 26 December 2017 11: 53 New
      +2
      And the governor is even better ....
  7. cannabis
    cannabis 25 December 2017 11: 50 New
    0
    In the Soviet army, the rifle compartment - 2 grenades RKG-3. Now every fighter can throw a back on a disposable rocket-propelled grenade. Who is metal from the trench of the RCG, he knows that the throw is 5-7 meters. And the jet is all away. This is the ammo of the MIDDLE battle. And it's good that he is. It can also be used as a mine.
  8. Ivanov IV
    Ivanov IV 25 December 2017 16: 09 New
    +1
    Confirmation of any Theory is Practice. Transfer the complexes to Donbass and after the break-in we will discuss. In the meantime, it reminds me of the shooting of Americans from a laser cannon at a target.