# From VOG to mortar mine: radii of destruction by fragments

The explosion of any projectile is dangerous due to its high-explosive impact, from which no body armor can protect within a certain radius. Meanwhile, the practice of using such ammunition has shown that the most significant damage is still caused by fragments, which hit enemy personnel and equipment at a much greater distance than a blast wave.

It is worth noting that the radius of destruction by fragments is different for each ammunition. To a large extent, this depends on the mass of the explosive, the design and the angle at which the projectile arrives at the target.

For example, with the VOG-17M, with its extremely weak destructive force of the blast wave (about half a meter), the lethal range of fragments from the epicenter of the explosion is 4 meters, and the maximum dispersion is almost 14 meters.

In turn, in VOG-30 with its 40 grams of hexogen instead of 36 in VOG-17M, the lethal range reaches almost 6 meters, and the maximum radius of scattering fragments is 17 meters.

Finally, the VOG-25, used from an under-barrel grenade launcher, has a lethal range of fragments of about 6 meters, and a maximum dispersion of approximately 14,5 meters.

At the same time, in RGN and RGO grenades, the lethal range of fragments is approximately 4,3 and 5,5 meters, and the maximum dispersion is about 14 and 16 meters, respectively.

The 80-mm OF-832DU mine has a lethal fragmentation range of about 30 meters, and a maximum dispersion of 161 meters.

In turn, the 100-mm OF-32 shell has the corresponding indicators of 32 and 171 meters, and the 120-mm OF-43 mine has almost 57 and 303 meters.

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