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Military designation: RPG-29 "Wampir"
Manufacturer country: Russia
Production time: since 1989
Weapon Category: Grenade weapon
Weight: (unloaded) with optical visor
11.5 kg
Technical specifications
Caliber : 105
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The RPG-29 "Wampir" is a Russian reactive anti- tank rifle that was introduced into the Soviet Army in 1989. The weapon was exported to a number of countries.


1PN51-2 night vision target optics

The RPG-29 is an infantry rocket launcher that a single soldier can carry and use. The 2.7x magnifying 1P38 target optics is mounted on the top of the barrel . On the underside there is a shoulder rest, which facilitates precise aiming, in front of which there is a pistol grip with the trigger. In addition, a 1PN51-2 night vision target optics can be mounted.

Two projectile types are available for the weapon, the anti-tank / anti-bunker projectile PG-29 W (picture on the right) and the thermobaric warhead TBG-29 W. The PG-29-W anti-tank projectile has a tandem hollow charge that can be used with the first explosive device Reactive armor hit is triggered , while the second can penetrate up to 750 mm of armor steel.

After leaving the barrel, eight guide fins flip out of the rocket to stabilize its trajectory. The maximum firing distance of the PG-29W missile is 450 to 500 m. The weapon has the following penetration capacity:

In contrast to the widely used RPG-7, the rocket engine ignites in the launcher, accelerates the warhead to maximum speed and is already burned out before the grenade leaves the barrel.


Even during tests in the Soviet Union, the RPG-29 penetrated the armor of a T-80 tank. It is known that the RPG-29 was used in the Second Chechen War , the 2003 Iraq War and the 2006 Lebanon War . During the Lebanon War, Hezbollah fighters succeeded several times in incapacitating Israeli Merkava main battle tanks with the RPG-29 . In 2007, Iraqi resistance fighters in Al-Amarah also succeeded in using the RPG-29 to put a British Challenger-2 main battle tank out of action. The tandem hollow charge penetrated the armor on the lower hull front (which is significantly weaker than in other areas of the vehicle) of the tank, whereby the projectile penetrated the driver's compartment and severely wounded the driver. In the Syrian civil war, at least three T-72s of the regular Syrian army were destroyed by RPG-29s.

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