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The number of Kosterok grenade launchers in the Syrian army increased

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The Syrian army soldiers are increasingly using grenade launchers of Russian-made GP-25 in combat. More recently, this weapon was considered a big deficit, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




40-mm GP-25 "Kosterok" is used in combination with Kalashnikov assault rifles (in Syria it is, as a rule, AK-74М). Its length is 323 mm, weight - 1,76 kg. The maximum firing range is 400 m. Of the types of grenades used, the experts distinguish VOG-25P - a shot from a “bouncing” 1,5 meter with a fragmentation grenade.

According to Yuri Lyamin, an expert on the Syrian crisis, the first grenade launchers appeared in the UAR before the conflict began.

These are relatively small batches of GP-30 and, possibly, GP-25. Basically, they went into service with individual units of the Republican Guard. The situation began to change after the start of the Russian operation, when the scale of assistance increased dramatically,
said the expert.

The number of Kosterok grenade launchers in the Syrian army increased


Among other things, deliveries of GP-25 began - they began to come across much more often in photographs from Syria.

However, even now the number of grenade launchers in government forces remains small, and the need for such weapons is significant. It is not surprising that, along with GP-25, in reports from Syria, you can see the Syrian military with the captured Bulgarian MSGL six-gun revolver type grenade launchers, which foreign patrons have delivered to militants in significant quantities for several years now,
told Lyamin.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 March 2018 13: 07
    +3
    40-mm GP-25 Kosterok is used in combination with Kalashnikov assault rifles
    Good help to the machine !!! good
    1. Maz
      Maz 15 March 2018 16: 19
      +2
      Bonfire? Not the Bonfire. Something the author is cunning or not from our anthill
      1. raif
        raif 15 March 2018 22: 12
        0
        but because the "couch war" wrote. or zhurnoshlyuh decided to suck the news out of ... here the current forgot to write the name correctly or copied it from the same stupid trick
  2. Vard
    Vard 15 March 2018 13: 08
    +3
    A good thing ... they need to supply more ... Better weapons ... more lives will be saved ...
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 15 March 2018 13: 15
      +5
      Quote: Vard
      Better weapons ... more lives saved ...

      Paradoxical as it may seem, the fact - more will be killed - more lives will be saved.
      1. Russia
        Russia 15 March 2018 13: 19
        +10
        In the settlements is good, good help in street battles.
  3. dnestr74
    dnestr74 15 March 2018 13: 16
    0
    Honestly, the crap is still the same, especially with the Vog-25 shot, which with the letter P, is more interesting.
    1. Berber
      Berber 15 March 2018 13: 19
      0
      Tell the amateur - why the hell?
      1. VALERIK_097
        VALERIK_097 15 March 2018 13: 51
        +1
        In the park, fingers are usually lost when loading
      2. dnestr74
        dnestr74 15 March 2018 13: 58
        +8
        Small lethal force, the fuse is cocked far, defeated by a conventional shot. If it hit the enemy along the flat trajectory, if the level and the rear are of little use, therefore VOG-25 P began to do almost immediately, they increased the fragmentation fragment and it worked more interesting)
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 18
    0
    According to the performance characteristics, the VOG-25 shot is cocked at a distance of 10–40 meters from the muzzle.



    So you can’t destroy the enemy point-blank.
    In the next house you can pull with a probability of 50X50 ... hehe he is unlucky lucky.
  5. Aybolit
    Aybolit 15 March 2018 13: 20
    +2
    Why Kosterok? GP-25 “Bonfire” is called
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 15 March 2018 13: 22
    +4
    The grenade launcher in battle is very worth the weight gain of the carrying equipment!
    1. Romka47
      Romka47 15 March 2018 14: 31
      +6
      I was looking for such a comment) everything is true a large mass, and it not only needs to be dragged, it still takes the center of gravity very far in front of the machine, it is more difficult to aim and shoot from it, and you need to be able to charge and cock the identity. The bottom line: the thing is very good, but you need to be able to use it.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 15 March 2018 14: 40
        +4
        [/ quote] [quote = Romka47] I was looking for such a comment) everything is really large mass, and it not only needs to be dragged, it’s also LLC. . The bottom line: the thing is very good, but you need to be able to use it.

        The game is worth the candle, and the skill - in general, a thing useful for survival in battle laughing
        1. Romka47
          Romka47 15 March 2018 15: 25
          +2
          want to survive study wink
  7. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 15 March 2018 13: 30
    +1
    For the author - PG-25 "Bonfire", but not a bonfire.
    1. CentDo
      CentDo 15 March 2018 13: 37
      0
      GP-25 after all, and not PG
  8. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 15 March 2018 13: 35
    +5
    Quote: The same Lech
    According to the performance characteristics, the VOG-25 shot is cocked at a distance of 10–40 meters from the muzzle.



    So you can’t destroy the enemy point-blank.
    In the next house you can pull with a probability of 50X50 ... hehe he is unlucky lucky.

    I have contract soldiers, not everything is true, from 75 meters to the windows in 90% of cases. (and even with a mortar out the window along a flat trajectory - you want to live, you will learn not yet that)
    1. 320423
      320423 15 March 2018 22: 21
      0
      It seems to me because of the lack of fragmentation ammunition for RPG-7 in the army. not the best way characterizes our army.
      1. MKPU-115
        MKPU-115 17 March 2018 12: 46
        0
        Quote: 320423
        It seems to me because of the lack of fragmentation ammunition for RPG-7 in the army. not the best way characterizes our army.

        Well, the heyday of democracy - 1996-1997, the "Holy Nineties."
  9. Xscorpion
    Xscorpion 15 March 2018 16: 23
    +6
    Quote: dnestr74
    Small lethal force, the fuse is cocked far, defeated by a conventional shot. If it hit the enemy along the flat trajectory, if the level and the rear are of little use, therefore VOG-25 P began to do almost immediately, they increased the fragmentation fragment and it worked more interesting)


    Are you going to shoot at him point-blank with a shotgun? In the mountains, an irreplaceable thing in general, the lack of fragments will be replaced by fragments of stones. The kill force is normal, the explosive impact on the enemy is better than that of the RGD. Fragments are not enough, most likely they will not catch at a distance of 10 meters, but there will be at least a shock wave from the legs. if Vog explodes in a cramped room, for example, flying through a window into a room, then at least ten minutes, those who survive will break down from the shell shock. It's all about the ability to use it. What increases the weight of the machine gives it better accuracy when firing bursts, it allows the barrel to be pulled up. A 25P shot is more effective only when firing at an enemy in a trench and an infantry that is lying down, due to damage from fragments from above. But not because it is more powerful.
  10. Peter Tsar
    Peter Tsar 15 March 2018 19: 55
    +2
    Good stuff. Good luck to the soldiers in battle.