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INFANTRY ROCKET-ASSISTED FLAMETHROWER

Powerful assault disposable weaponry of infantry with three types of rounds and the engagement capability of no less, than field artillery. Does not require special training.
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  • Basic specifications

Caliber ............................................. 93 mm
Length .............................................. 920 mm
Weight .............................................. 12 kg
Range
maximum ....................................... 1000 m
aiming ............................................ 25 m
minimum ....................................... 600 m

Details...
  • Specifications

Caliber ............................................................ 93 mm
Length ............................................................. 920 mm
Weight ............................................................. 12 kg
Range
maximum ..................................................... 1000 m
aiming ........................................................... 25 m
minimum ...................................................... 600 m
Dispersion at the range of 200m:
Vb ................................................................... 0,35 m
Vv .................................................................... 0.50 m
Temperature range ....................................... ±50° С
Position for firing ........................................... stanging, kneeling
and prone position
Ammo load, carried by one person ........... 1 pack (2 flamethrowers)
  • Versions

Flamethrower is a fully charged rocket propelled disposable round with the following charging:

  • RPO-A with air-fuel explosive charge;
    • RPO-A with air-fuel explosive charge

    By its destruction capability against the main kill envelope it is as powerful as a 105-mm artillery HEF projectiles.

  • RPO-D with smoke charge;
    • RPO-D with smoke charge

    Its blinding capability does not yield to 155-mm artillery smoke projectile.

  • RPO-Z with incendiary charge.
    • RPO-Z with incendiary charge.

    Its incenetrating capability exeeds all modern jet and capsule flamethrowers.

  • Training aids

  • digital simulator;
    • Digital simulator

    For indoor training in rules of preparation for firing and firing a 9F700-2 was developed, it has two work places for teaching two gunners.

  • training flamethrower;
    • Training flamethrower

    RPO-A training flamethrower is meant for personnel training in the methods of firing in field conditions with the imitation of all the conditions of a real shot.

  • shooting training device PUS RPO-А(М).
    • Shooting training device PUS RPO-А(М)

    PUS from above

    PUS from below

    The shooting training device PUS RPO-А(М) imitates weight and size specifications, aiming and firing methods of the flamethrower. In PUS 12,7mm cartridges are used for firing, the trajectory of bullet flight of which is approximated to the trajectory of flamethrower capsule flight. The implementation of tracer bullets when firing PUS provides for the correction of mistakes during training.

  • Advantages and peculiarities of use

    RPO-type flamethrowers till now days don’t have any foreign counterparts.
  • RPO-A (air-fuel explosive round) — used to destroy covered fire units in urban, field and mountain environment as well as fortifications, trucks and lightly armoured vehicles;
  • RPO-D (smoke round) — used to produce smocke screen that disables the crews of fire emplacements and to create intolerable conditions for the personnel in different shelters;
  • RPO-Z (incendiary round) — used to make fire on the ground, in buildings, constructions and fuel storage depots.

This rounds allow to conduct the firing from premises of no less, than 60m3 of volume, and its HE, blinding, and incinerating performance it doesn’t yield to 105-mm artillery projectile of the same type. The flamethrower is easy to use – it’s enough for the gunner’s training to read the informational message, attached to the flamethrower.