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    Russian RGD-5 markings

    Can someone of Russian language can tell me from where these grenades comes from, relaying just on the markings?135648956.jpgcache_500_1__mb108899_4b1ac4533167dacff229591f2d4c032c_mainpi.jpgforse estonia Vasar RGD5_prac1.jpg

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    The triangle ^ symbol I had ID as Russian.
    Krasnozavodsk Chemical Factory.

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    Hi. This may be of some help. Cheers
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    If it is Estonian , is that a different symbol of an L under an inverted V?
    The symbol on the grenades in question are either made or loaded in Russia by Krasnozavodsk Chemical Factory.
    This factory loaded mortars, grenades , flares etc.

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    How about factory 1418? Any ideas on that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    How about factory 1418? Any ideas on that one?

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    It is renovating base. Town Chimik, Moscov area (Московская обл., Можайский район, посёлок Химик)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    How about factory 1418? Any ideas on that one?

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    As Ivan mentions, though his transliteration is different from mine, as the town its near is Khimik (Химик). The 'Х' is only transliterated as 'Ch' in a very old standard. I tend to stick with BGN/PCGN (United States Board on Geographic Names/Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use) standard and did for all entries when I worked at Jane's.

    Note about Factory 1418 in attached image (screen grab).

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    I agree with ron3350 that it is Russian. The same info shown from Fragman has misled me because Estonian has not Cyrillic but Latin characters. And someone can tell me about the Є inscribed in the rhumbus ? Is it a Ukranian Cyrillic character ?

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    Hi. Around the time when I brought the instructional RGD 5, there was a bit of a discussion on it and similarly marked RGD-5s
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...ighlight=Vasar
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/threads/36176-RGD-5-information-required?
    Back then the link to the Vasar website showed ordnance and other similar items. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesco_Dif View Post
    I agree with ron3350 that it is Russian. The same info shown from Fragman has misled me because Estonian has not Cyrillic but Latin characters. And someone can tell me about the Є inscribed in the rhumbus ? Is it a Ukranian Cyrillic character ?
    No, it is normal russian letter Э. In Ukrainian language uses Є, as you wrote.
    During Soviet time were using Russian alphabet letters for marking. That`s why marking of the renovating base in Estonia also should be Cyrillic letters, no Latin.
    You are right, that Estonian language has Latin alphabet, but in 1940-1991 country was part of USSR and on munition marking also was by Cyrillic.
    I do not have information about renovating or producing RGD-5 on some base Vasar in Estonia with marking L under ^. I see information about this grenade only on Lex web-site. Marking of Soviet Vasar`s RGD-5 looks like standard triangle ^ with rust. Of course, it is only my opinion.
    Could be that since 1995 (or earlier?) Estonian factory Vasar was producing inert RGD-5, for which Artur Salus showed wooden box and grenade body with exactly Vasar marking.
    Unfortunatly in album of RGD-5 blueprints no types of plants marking and difficult to tell who and what was doing and producing.

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