Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malagasy Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese
Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malagasy Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese

definition - RPG-29

definition of Wikipedia

   Advertizing ▼



RPG-29 launcher with PG-29V rocket
Type Rocket-propelled grenade
Place of origin  Soviet Union /  Russia
Service history
In service 1989–present
Used by Russia, Mexico, Hezbollah, Ukraine, Syria
Wars Iraq War, 2006 Lebanon War
Production history
Manufacturer Bazalt, Avibras, SEDENA
Weight 12.1 kg (27 lb) unloaded (with optical sight)
18.8 kg (41 lb) loaded (ready to fire)
Length 1 m (3 ft 3 in) (disassembled for transportation)
1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) (ready to fire)
Cartridge PG-29V tandem rocket
TBG-29V thermobaric rounds
Caliber 105 mm (4.1 in) barrel
65 and 105 mm (2.6 and 4.1 in) warheads
Muzzle velocity 280 m/s (920 ft/s)
Effective range 500 m (1,600 ft)
Sights Iron, optical, and night sights available with ranges up to 450 m (1,480 ft)
Blast yield 750 mm (30 in): RHA (after reactive armor effects)
1,500 mm (59 in): Reinforced concrete or brick
3,700 mm (150 in): Log and earth fortification

The RPG-29 (NATO designation: Vampir) is a Russian rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Adopted by the Soviet Army in 1989,[1] it was the most recent weapon of its type to be adopted by the Russian military before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The RPG-29 has since been supplemented by other rocket-propelled systems, such as the RPG-30 and RPG-32 "Hashim". The RPG-29's PG-29V tandem-charge warhead is one of the few warhead systems which has penetrated the hulls of Western composite-armored main battle tanks in active combat.[2]



The RPG-29 is a shoulder-launched, tube-style, breech-loading weapon designed to be carried and used by a single soldier. On the top of the launch tube is the 2.7× 1P38 optical sight. On the bottom of the tube is a shoulder brace for proper positioning along with a pistol grip trigger mechanism. A 1PN51-2 night sight can be fitted.

The RPG-29 is unusual among Russian anti-tank rocket launchers in that it lacks an initial propellant charge to place the projectile at a safe distance from the operator before the rocket ignites. Instead, the rocket engine starts as soon as the trigger is pulled, and burns out before the projectile leaves the barrel. Since the projectile follows a ballistic trajectory, the weapon could be described as a recoilless gun.

Two projectiles are available for the weapon; the PG-29V anti-tank/anti-bunker round and the TBG-29V thermobaric anti-personnel round. The PG-29V round has a tandem-charge HEAT warhead for defeating explosive reactive armor (ERA). When launched, the missile deploys eight fins as the rocket leaves the launcher, stabilizing the rocket during flight, up to a range of 500 meters.[3] The warhead itself comprises two charges; an initial small high explosive charge destroys the reactive armor, or, if ERA or cage armor is absent, the main armor is impacted. Behind the primary charge, a much larger secondary shaped charge bursts at the rear of the initial warhead and projects a jet of molten metal into the pre-compromised armor.

The PG-29V warhead is capable of penetrating the modern composite armour used in current generation battle tanks. During Russian weapons testing, the rocket was launched against T-80 and T-90 tanks. It penetrated the hulls of both tank-types through their frontal arcs, despite reactive armor, composite armor, and the tanks' very thick hulls.[4]


The RPG-29 was developed during the late 1980s, following the development of the RPG-26, and entered service with the Soviet army in 1989. It has recently seen intermittent use by irregular forces in the Middle East theater, including in combat against U.S./U.K. forces during the Iraq War, and the 2006 Lebanon War, when it was used against Israeli forces.

  2006 Lebanon War

During the conflict, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz stated that the RPG-29 was a major source of IDF casualties in the 2006 Lebanon War[5] although a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry denied that Russia had supplied arms directly to Hezbollah.[6]

Shortly before the end of the conflict; an agreement had apparently been reached. The Russian Kommersant magazine acknowledged through anonymous sources the possibility of a weapons transfer between Syria and Hezbollah during the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon.[7]

  Iraq 2003 onwards

The RPG-29 is believed to have been used in multiple skirmishes against U.S. and British mobilized forces during the initial 2003 invasion of Iraq.[8]

In August 2006, an RPG-29 round which uses a tandem-charge warhead to penetrate explosive reactive armor (ERA) as well as composite armor behind it, was reported to have penetrated the frontal ERA of a Challenger 2 tank during an engagement in al-Amarah, Iraq, wounding several crew members.[9]

In May 2008, The New York Times disclosed that an American M1 tank had also been damaged by an RPG-29 in Iraq.[8][10] The American Army ranks the RPG-29 threat to American armor so high that they refused to allow the newly formed Iraqi army to buy it, fearing it will fall into insurgent hands.[11]




  See also


  1. ^ "Modern Firearms - RPG-29". World.guns.ru. http://world.guns.ru/grenade/gl04-e.htm. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ Litovkin, Viktor (11 Aug 2006. Web. 22 Aug 2011.), RPG-29 To Blame In Lebanon, Spacewar. United Press International, http://www.spacewar.com/reports/RPG_29_To_Blame_In_Lebanon_999.html 
  3. ^ OPFOR Worldwide Equipment Guide., TRADOC DCSINT Threat Support Directorate, US Army, via Scribd, 2001, http://www.scribd.com/doc/17773284/WEG 
  4. ^ "20.10.1999 T-80U and T-90 Protection Trials". Vasiliy Fofanov's Modern Russian Armour Page. http://armor.kiev.ua/fofanov/Tanks/TRIALS/19991020.html. 
  5. ^ Schiff, Ze'ev (6 August 2006), Hezbollah anti-tank fire causing most IDF casualties in Lebanon, Haaretz, http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/746929.html 
  6. ^ Russia denies sending anti-tank weapons to Hizbollah - ministry, RIA Novosti, 10 August 2006, http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060810/52496375.html 
  7. ^ Russian Minister says Russia, Israel have settled differences over Hezbollah arms, International Herald Tribune, 20 October 2006, archived from the original on 2006-11-26, http://web.archive.org/web/20061126202112/http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/20/europe/EU_GEN_Russia_Israel_Hezbollah.php 
  8. ^ a b Michael R. Gordon (May 21, 2008). "Operation in Sadr City Is an Iraqi Success, So Far". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/world/middleeast/21sadr.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin. 
  9. ^ Sean Rayment (May 12, 2007). "MoD kept failure of best tank quiet". Sunday Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/05/13/nmod13.xml. 
  10. ^ "RPG-29 vs M1A2". LiveLeak.com. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c1e_1263769845. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  11. ^ Craig S. Smith (August 28, 2005). "Big Guns For Iraq? Not So Fast.". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/28/weekinreview/28smith.html?pagewanted=all. 

  External links



All translations of RPG-29

sensagent's content

  • definitions
  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • encyclopedia

Dictionary and translator for handheld

⇨ New : sensagent is now available on your handheld

   Advertising ▼

sensagent's office

Shortkey or widget. Free.

Windows Shortkey: sensagent. Free.

Vista Widget : sensagent. Free.

Webmaster Solution


A windows (pop-into) of information (full-content of Sensagent) triggered by double-clicking any word on your webpage. Give contextual explanation and translation from your sites !

Try here  or   get the code


With a SensagentBox, visitors to your site can access reliable information on over 5 million pages provided by Sensagent.com. Choose the design that fits your site.

Business solution

Improve your site content

Add new content to your site from Sensagent by XML.

Crawl products or adds

Get XML access to reach the best products.

Index images and define metadata

Get XML access to fix the meaning of your metadata.

Please, email us to describe your idea.


The English word games are:
○   Anagrams
○   Wildcard, crossword
○   Lettris
○   Boggle.


Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.


Boggle gives you 3 minutes to find as many words (3 letters or more) as you can in a grid of 16 letters. You can also try the grid of 16 letters. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. See if you can get into the grid Hall of Fame !

English dictionary
Main references

Most English definitions are provided by WordNet .
English thesaurus is mainly derived from The Integral Dictionary (TID).
English Encyclopedia is licensed by Wikipedia (GNU).


The wordgames anagrams, crossword, Lettris and Boggle are provided by Memodata.
The web service Alexandria is granted from Memodata for the Ebay search.
The SensagentBox are offered by sensAgent.


Change the target language to find translations.
Tips: browse the semantic fields (see From ideas to words) in two languages to learn more.

last searches on the dictionary :

4818 online visitors

computed in 0.047s

I would like to report:
section :
a spelling or a grammatical mistake
an offensive content(racist, pornographic, injurious, etc.)
a copyright violation
an error
a missing statement
please precise:



Company informations

My account



   Advertising ▼