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This rocks!

I don't have too many pics hosted right now, but here are a few that I do...

Inert Yugo AP rifle grenade



Here are some of my grenades....



Here is one of my cutaway RPGs....


Here is a bad picture of my RPG...




And, finally, here is one of me sending a Yugo rifle grenade (m60p2, as I recall) downrange off of a Romanian AK.


 

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You look like you're having WAY too much fun! :wink:
 

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eodinert,

I have been told that basically 1 out of every 10 Russian grenades are are bad, can you confirm or deny?
 

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I would say no.

Throwing grenades is one of those things that just makes me giggle, no matter how many I throw (especially if I have a big puddle to throw them in).

So, every chance I get, I take advantage of. I don't know how many I've thrown (easily in the hundreds), and don't recall any duds. Not to say there were not any, I just don't remember any. In both of my deployments (former Yugo and Iraq), nearly all of the grenades were combloc... Well, the Yugos had a bunch of their own, but the serbs are all about the russian and bulgarian stuff...

..Stone reliable, like their guns... IMO

Of note, lot's of countries make UZRGM fuzes, so there may be some out there that didn't get it right. I haven't found them yet, though.


Interesting things about UZRGM fuzes (that most russian grenades share)(rg42, F1, RGD5)...

There is a number stamped on the det... between zero and about 15, as I recall. Length of delay in seconds if you add about two seconds to it. So a 10 burns in about 12 seconds, and a 0 burns in about 2 seconds. Rumors had it that the 0 fuze was a 'boobytrap' no delay, but in my experience it's not.

US, and most countries make grenade fuzes that are nearly silent when they function (the part that initiates the time delay, not the part the makes the frag fly really fast). Try as I may, upon throwing, I have never heard the striker 'slam home' and initiate the powder train time delay. I can usually hear the spoon depart.

UZRGMs, though, make a loud 'BAM!' when the striker is struck, and the primer fires. It may scare the crap out of you if you are not expecting it. On the recieving end, if you can hear over the combat-induced ringing in your ears, it should notify you that you have a commie grenade inbound, and take a moment to think about what you might want to do about it when it shows up. The new AVM fuze (I think that's what it's called) on the RGO in the picture above is probably silent, like ours, but I have only ever found one, and .. that's it.

When I was testing the 'zero delay' theory, mentioned above, I had taped some fuzes onto some rebar sticking out of the ground and fastened rope to the safety pins. When I pulled the pin and immediately heard a loud 'bam!' I thought, 'It's true! They are zero delay!'. Then I heard an even bigger boom, of the blasting cap detonating (about two seconds later).

All the fuzes come sealed in a tin can, next to the grenade bodies in the wooden case. There are an assortment of time delay fuzes, all mixed up in the can.

So, no, I find them to be very reliable.

~Doug
 

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I can't say how happy I am right now.....Its awesome we have a BIG TOY place to show our items and talk about them


and I'd give a left nut for one of those inert Yugo rifle grenades...even when I was there in 94 I didn't find any..oh well


Cheers everyone :grin:
 

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Is the RPG NFA registered, or was the grenade throwing and shooting done while in another country, or do you have some Class 9 or something that allows MFG and importation of grenades?

Also, what kind of muzzle device is on your Romanian AK? Does your Romanian AK have a gas tube shutoff valve? If not, doesn't launching grenades damage something?
 

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Q-gunner2 said:
Is the RPG NFA registered, or was the grenade throwing and shooting done while in another country, or do you have some Class 9 or something that allows MFG and importation of grenades?

Also, what kind of muzzle device is on your Romanian AK? Does your Romanian AK have a gas tube shutoff valve? If not, doesn't launching grenades damage something?
The RPG has been inerted by drilling a 40mm hole under the hand guards, and welding a rod across the bore to prevent the insertion of a live round.

Grenade throwing and shooting of the foreign stuff has largely been overseas, but I have also shot a bit of foreign stuff domestically during official military training type operations.

That's a yugo spigot on that romanian AK, and yes, it really tears up your AK to fire rifle grenades without a gas shutoff. Actually, after about 30 grenades, your top cover will start popping off as the rear trunnion gets hammered out the back of the receiver. Like this:
 

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My company (760th) went over in Feb 2001, I believe we replaced you. Its a small world!
 
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