RPG-40 anti-tank grenade
RPG-40 is an anti-tank hand grenade used by the USSR during WWII. It was designed in 1940 and produced from 1941-1943. The grenade was also used in the Korean War. Unlike most anti-tank grenades that rely on shaped charges to penetrate armor, the RPG-40 is simply an oversize hand grenade relying on the blast of its massive explosive charge (0.76kg/1.7lb of TNT) to damage armor.
In the movies a training version of RPG-40 can be seen. It is colored in dull black, while live grenades are colored in green or khaki.
- In service: 1941-mid 1950s
- Weight: about 1.200 kg
- Weight of charge: 0.76 kg
- Length: 213mm (8.38 in)
- Diameter: 95mm (3.7 in)
- Detonation mechanism: Inertial impact fuze
- Penetration: 20 mm (1.57 in)
The RPG-40 anti-tank grenade can be seen in the following movies and video games:
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Release Date|
|Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad||"RPG-40"||2011|