RG-42 Soviet fragmentation hand grenade
The RG-42 was a fragmentation grenade designed in the Soviet Union during WWII, when production was not sufficient to supply the original pre-war hand grenades. It was essentially a redesign of the short-lived RG-41 grenade to use the UZRGM universal grenade fuze, also used on the F-1 hand grenade and later the RGD-5. The production is a very simple design compared to the complicated RGD-33 stick grenade. After the war, the grenade continued to be produced in Poland and China. It was eventually replaced in Soviet use by the RGD-5, starting in 1954.
- (1942 - 1954, all remaining examples destroyed in the 1980s due to unstable TNT filler)
- Type: Offensive hand grenade
- Length: 130 mm
- Weight: 384 g (420 g with fuze), filler 200g TNT
- Blast radius: 30 meters
- Fuze: UZRGM universal time fuze, 3-4 seconds.
The RG-42 hand grenade and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors: