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SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) Russian 73mm Tripod-Mounted Man-Portable Recoilless Gun

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"Recoilless Guns"
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"PRO_Afghanistan"
"PRO_Armenia"
"PRO_Belarus"
"PRO_Bulgaria"
"PRO_Central African Republic"
"PRO_Cuba"
"PRO_Egypt"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_Grenada"
"PRO_Hungary"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Kyrgyzstan"
"PRO_Libya"
"PRO_Mali"
"PRO_Mongolia"
"PRO_Nepal"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Poland"
"PRO_Romania"
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notes"The SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) is a tripod-mounted man-portable, 73-millimeter caliber recoilless gun developed by the Soviet Union. It fires fin-stabilized, rocket-assisted HE and HEAT projectiles similar to those fired by the 73 mm 2A28 Grom low-pressure gun of the BMP-1 armored vehicle. It was accepted into service in 1962, replacing the B-10 recoilless rifle. The projectile is launched from the gun by a small charge, which gives it an initial velocity of between 250 and 400 meters per second. The launch charge also imparts spin to the projectile by a series of offset holes. Once the projectile has traveled approximately 20 meters (65.6 feet) from the launcher, a rocket motor in its base ignites. For the PG-9 projectile, this takes it to a velocity of 700 meters per second (2,297 feet per second) before the motor burns out. The SPG-9 is light, and is normally transported by vehicle, and carried into position by its two crew. It can be deployed in around a minute. The weapon is in service with a large number of armed forces, and a variety of ammunition is produced; however, they are mostly copies of the original Soviet PG-9 HEAT and OG-9 FRAG-HE rounds. The SPG-9 is widely available to terrorists and maritime pirates such as in the Horn of Africa region, as well as in other regions to a lesser degree. It is not as popular as the RPG-7 because it has to be mounted on a vehicle or boat and cannot be easily carried and shoulder-fired. The SPG-9 requires much more skill to fire accurately than the RPG-7. There have been reports of these mounted in skiffs and larger "mother ships". The SPG-9 can typically be found mounted on a wide variety of vehicles known as "technicals" in Somalia. A variant for use with airborne troops including detachable wheels was built as the SPG-9D. The SPG-9 was used by both sides during the Transnistria War, with at least one combat kill: a T-64BV of Russian peacekeepers was destroyed using an SPG."
dateOfIntroduction1962
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Grenada, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Viet Nam"
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name"73MM RECOILESS RIFLE SPG 9 TOWED"
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name"Dimensions"
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name"Length Firing (m)"
value"2.11"
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name"Width"
value"990mm allowing for full weapon traverse"
name"Height"
value"800 mm"
name"Weight Firing"
value"47.5"
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name"Weight Travel"
value"47.5"
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name"Weight Tripod"
value"12"
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properties
name"Alternative Designations"
value"SPG-9 Kopye; NATO: Spear"
name"Type"
value"Tripod-Mounted Man-Portable Recoilless Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"73mm"
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value"INA"
name"Crew"
value"3"
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name"Rifling"
value"None"
name"Feed"
value"Breech load"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1"
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name"Breech Mechanism Type"
value"Interrupted Screw"
name"Fire from Inside Building"
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name"PG-9VNT"
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name"Type"
value"Tandem HEAT Grenade"
name"Caliber"
value"73mm"
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name"Max Eff Range, Day"
value"1000"
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name"Max Eff Range, Night"
value"1000"
units"m"
name"Penetration"
value"550 mm"
name"Penetration after ERA"
value"400 mm"
name"Penetration Concrete"
value"1"
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name"Penetration Brick"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Penetration Earth"
value"1.8"
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name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"400"
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value"73mm"
name"Max Eff Range, Day"
value"1300"
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value"1.5"
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name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"435"
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name"Length"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"4.4"
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name"Type"
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name"Caliber"
value"73mm"
name"Max Eff Range, Day"
value"4500"
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name"Max Eff Range, Night"
value"1000"
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name"Casualty Radius"
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name"Weight"
value"5.3"
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name"Other Ammunition"
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name"Description"
value"SPG-9M CAN FIRE OLDER AMMUNITION FOR THE SPG-9. A ROCKET ASSIST CAN EXTEND FRAG-HE RANGE TO 6,000 M, BUT WITH INCREASED ERROR."
name"Sights"
properties
name"Name"
value"2Ts35"
name"Type"
value"FCS"
name"Sight Range Direct"
value"1000"
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name"Sight Range Indirect"
value"4500"
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value"2 gen II"
variants
name"SPG-9 Kopye"
notes"The SPG‐9 (СПГ‐9, Станковый Противотанковый Гранатомет, Stankovyy Protivotankovyy Granatomet, literally meaning mounted anti‐tank grenade launcher) Kopye (Копье, lit. spear) is a Russian second‐generation battalion‐level anti‐tank weapon. The SPG‐9 is a lightweight 73 mm smoothbore recoilless anti‐tank gun that is operated by a crew of four. The SPG‐9 comprises four main components: the barrel assembly, the breech assembly, the tripod mount, and the sighting system."
name"SPG-9D"
notes"The SPG‐9D, its GRAU code 6G7 (6Г7), a wheeled variant used by the Russian airborne forces (VDV, ВДВ, Воздушно‐Десантные Войска, Vozdushno‐Desantnyye Voyska, lit. aerial landing troops). It was introduced at the same time as the base model."
name"SPG-9M"
notes"The SPG‐9M (СПГ‐9М), its GRAU code 6G13 (6Г13), an improved version of the SPG‐9. The SPG‐9M features a number of changes in comparison to the SPG‐9, known changes include a revised barrel; a revised mount; a new ammunition nature; a day sight; and a new night sight."
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