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OKG40
OKG-40 Iskra/TKB-048
Country of origin

Soviet Russia

Manufacturer(s)

TsKIB SOO

Designer(s)

Viktor Rebrikov

Year(s) designed

1963

Production began

1965

Production ended

1970

Weapon type

Grenade launcher

Caliber

43mm

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Single shot

Maximum effective range

1312.3 feet (400 meters)

Muzzle velocity

180.4 feet/second (55 meters/second)


The OKG-40 Iskra (Искра, Spark in English), also known as the TKB-048, is a Soviet prototype grenade launcher.

HistoryEdit

The OKG-40 was developed for covering distances longer than a grenade thrown by a human and covering the minimum range that could be covered by a mortar, and for one to be easily affixed to a rifle, in this case, the AKM. The grenades could punch through 50mm armor if fired at the right angle, but during tests, the OKG-40 performed poorly and work was halted indefinitely by 1970.

Design DetailsEdit

The OKG-40 is a muzzle-loaded underbarrel grenade launcher.

AmmunitionEdit

The OKG-40 used a special type of 43mm grenade.

TriviaEdit

  • The OKG-40 is widely considered to be the first Russian grenade launcher, and/or the first grenade launcher.

ReferencesEdit

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