Sunday, August 22, 2021

IDEF 2021: Ukroboronprom displays RPV-16 jet infantry flamethrower

IDEF 2021: Ukroboronprom displays RPV-16 jet infantry flame thrower

The RPV-16 (Rocket-propelled Infantry Flamethrower 16) man-portable thermobaric weapon developed by State Scientific Research Institute of Chemical Products, a subsidiary of the UkrOboronProm state concern.

Equivalent to the Russian RPO Shmell, the jet infantry flamethrower PRV-16 is designed to defeat the enemy’s covered fire positions and soft-skin vehicles; aiming at destroying its live forces behind shelters, barriers and on open areas, reported by Army Recognition.

 RPV-16 jet infantry flame thrower

The RPV-16 jet flamethrower is equipped with a dioptric sighting device. It can receive an optical sight as well. The dioptric sight provides the possibility to fire at a target 100m to 600m away, while the maximum firing range is 1,000m and the minimum firing range is 70m. The surface covered at the target point ranges from 75 to 120 m².

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The trigger mechanism is electrically operated.

The container with its 93 mm caliber warhead weighs 11.8 kg.

 RPV-16 jet infantry flame thrower