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[[File:04_RGD-5.jpg|thumb]]The '''RGD-5 grenade''' is a Soviet-made anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It was the explosive weapon of the [[Spetsnaz]].
The RGD-5 is a fragmentation grenade manufactured after World War II. It contains 110 grams of TNT and about a 4 second fuze. The RGD-5 lost to the M67 hand grenade because of its smaller blast radius. It also lost to the IRA's nail bomb because of the trauma its shrapnel inflicted on its enemies.
 
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==Specifications==
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'''Weight:''' 310 g
   
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Length: 110 mm
[[File:04_RGD-5.jpg|thumb]]
 
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'''Diameter:''' 58 mm
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'''Filling:''' 110 g TNT
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'''Detonation Mechanism:''' 3.2 to 4-second pyrotechnic delay fuze.
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'''Casaulty Radius:''' about 15 meters
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'''Fatality Radius:''' 3 meters
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==Uses==
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The RGD-5 was constructed in the Soviet Union, and dates back to the late 1950's. Though not as advanced as many other modern grenades, it is still widely used in many former Warsaw Pact nations at it is relatively inexpensive (costing around $5 US to manufacture) and highly effective.
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[[Category:Explosives]]

Revision as of 00:05, 17 December 2010

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The RGD-5 grenade is a Soviet-made anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It was the explosive weapon of the Spetsnaz.

Specifications

Weight: 310 g

Length: 110 mm

Diameter: 58 mm

Filling: 110 g TNT

Detonation Mechanism: 3.2 to 4-second pyrotechnic delay fuze.

Casaulty Radius: about 15 meters

Fatality Radius: 3 meters

Uses

The RGD-5 was constructed in the Soviet Union, and dates back to the late 1950's. Though not as advanced as many other modern grenades, it is still widely used in many former Warsaw Pact nations at it is relatively inexpensive (costing around $5 US to manufacture) and highly effective.

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