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    Additional charge for RGD-33

    Hello,
    Found these pictures on internet.
    Seems to be a charge for Rgd-33 (maybe for AT or bunkers)
    Is it a correct combination ?
    What is the designation ?

    post-54932-0-16730500-1507048613.jpgpost-54932-0-32075200-1507048604.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINENAZ16 View Post
    Hello,
    Found these pictures on internet.
    Seems to be a charge for Rgd-33 (maybe for AT or bunkers)
    Is it a correct combination ?
    What is the designation ?

    post-54932-0-16730500-1507048613.jpgpost-54932-0-32075200-1507048604.jpg
    Yes, it is correct combination. Appeared not later as September 1941.
    No information about name of it.
    It was producing short period of time. Reason - reduce quantity of RGD-33 as A/T grenade : one grenade RGD-33 with tin of explosive, instead of 5 grenades RGD-33.

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    It seems to be referred to in a book I have as the RPG-41 (РПГ-41) or RGD-41 (РГД-40). The 'D' in the latter short for the person who led the project M.G. D'yakonova (М.Г. Дьяконова).

    It would seem to use an RGD-33 lower and a modified and larger upper, plus a large detachable over charge. The total HE mass was about 1 kg.

    p0067 - 1.jpg
    p0067 - 2.jpg
    p0067 - 3.jpg

    It seems this one was the earlier version of the later and larger RPG-41 that has a single piece warhead containing 1.4-1.5 kg of HE.


    RPG-41 - 1.png

    There's also the earlier RPG-40, that contains about 760 g of HE.

    RPG-40 - 1.png
    RPG-40 - 2.png
    RPG-40.jpg
    Last edited by Eggburt1969; 1st December 2020 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggburt1969 View Post
    It seems to be referred to in a book I have as the RPG-41 (РПГ-41) or RGD-41 (РГД-40). The 'D' in the latter short for the person who led the project M.G. D'yakonova (М.Г. Дьяконова).

    It would seem to use an RGD-33 lower and a modified and larger upper, plus a large detachable over charge. The total HE mass was about 1 kg.

    p0067 - 1.jpg
    p0067 - 2.jpg
    p0067 - 3.jpg

    It seems this one was the earlier version of the later and larger RPG-41 that has a single piece warhead containing 1.4-1.5 kg of HE.


    RPG-41 - 1.png

    There's also the earlier RPG-40, that contains about 760 g of HE.

    RPG-40 - 1.png
    RPG-40 - 2.png
    RPG-40.jpg
    Yes but this one seems to be an improvised grenade, RGD33 with additionnal charge (others are made with single body)

    RPG40.jpgRPG41.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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