From VOG to mortar mine: radii of destruction by fragments

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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  1. -3
    3 July 2024 13: 38
    Author, why did I read this now? Don't you have anything to do?
    1. +5
      3 July 2024 13: 53
      Quote: Chuk-i-gek
      Author, why did I read this now?

      The author earned a pretty penny for the publication, but once you’ve read it, you really have nothing to do hi
      1. 0
        3 July 2024 14: 00
        Well, yes, I’m a pensioner, I have nothing to do. I sit, wait for the courier to bring the washing machine and read all sorts of nonsense. I thought that this site would be more serious than printing this, excuse me, “Murzilka”.
        1. +4
          3 July 2024 14: 14
          Quote: Chuk-i-gek
          I thought that this site would be more serious,

          VO has different articles, different authors, different readers. You can find articles based on your interests, be more tolerant and don’t need shortcuts, have a nice day hi
          1. -2
            3 July 2024 14: 21
            In my purely senile opinion, this is not an article, but a set of books. The article must have a meaningful meaning.
            1. +5
              4 July 2024 09: 56
              Actually, this is not an article, but a preview of a video; you don’t need to read it, but watch it. The author of the preview created this for this purpose, so that you can decide whether you want to watch the video or not.
    2. +1
      3 July 2024 14: 00
      I agree about the pointlessness of this opus.
  2. 0
    3 July 2024 13: 46
    Is this transcript of the video posted here with the permission of the author?
    1. +4
      3 July 2024 14: 14
      In any case, this is better than news with the text “watch my video.”
      I have a preference for text, supplemented if necessary with images/diagrams. As a rule, I don’t watch videos in such news, perceiving them as useless advertising: for 10-minute videos, 2 minutes of water, 7 minutes of the presenter’s narcissism and 1 minute of useful information - in the text this is mastered in 1-2 dozen seconds.
  3. 0
    3 July 2024 14: 02
    Now tell me how many fragments are formed during an explosion and what is their density within the affected radius? It's like F-1 - the damage radius is 200 meters, the number of fragments is 300. That is. Density at a radius of 200 meters is 1 fragment per 10 square meters.
    1. +2
      3 July 2024 17: 30
      in reality the density is much lower. The area of ​​the sphere is 4*pi*R2, that is, the area of ​​a sphere with a radius of 200 m will be 4*3,14*200*200= 500000 m2, that is, with 300 fragments per fragment there will be 1700 m2. In fact, the density is even lower, since F1 fragments have different masses and not all of them reach 200 m.
    2. +1
      5 July 2024 13: 33
      In reality, everything is much more complicated.
      There is a “safe removal” for your own people, in which the chance of getting injured is quite small,
      There is a “complete defeat” - that is, 4 - 5 fragments of some weight to the height of a figure.
      And the area in which luck and SIBZ are significant
      And finally, all these standards are being revised, since in bad weather, thick clothing, and even body armor, significantly reduce the likelihood of injury compared to the tropics.