RGD-33 Grenade

Country of OriginRussia
TypeGrenade
Diameter45.000 mm
Length190.000 mm
Weight750.000 kg

Contributor:

ww2dbaseRGD-33 anti-personnel fragmentation stick grenades entered Soviet service in 1933, replacing the Model 1914 grenades. The timing fuses on these grenades lasted between 4 and 5 seconds. Upon detonation of the 85 grams of TNT, rectangular strips of fragments would be sprayed in all directions in a 15-meter radius, which was relatively small for fragmentation grenades; to increase the kill range, metal fragmentation sleeves weighing 270 grams each could be added, which created diamond shaped heavy fragments with a greater range upon detonation. Production lasted from 1933 until some time in the early 1940s, but RGD-33 grenades would remain in use across Soviet-friendly nations through WW2, Korean War, and Vietnam War.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2013

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Diagram of RGD-33 grenadeRussian militiamen, Moscow, Russia, 10 Oct 1941Soviet soldier throwing a grenade near Stalingrad, Russia, 1942




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