Russian special forces receive world's smallest grenade-launcher

Russian special forces have received a new weapon - the world's most compact grenade-launcher "Bur."

The "Bur" grenade-launcher was designed as a light infantry support weapons. The weapon is based on the concept of RPO-M "Shmel" ("Bumblebee") granade-launcher. The "Shmel" grenade-launcher shoots flame liquid jet projectiles.

The "Bur" is a smaller version of the "Shmel" grenade and refers to the category of easily portable weapons.

The curb weight of the weapon with a grenade makes up only 3.5 kg. The effective range makes up to 650 m (the maximum range - over 900 m). The destructive force of the shot is comparable to the explosion of a 120-millimeter howitzer shell.

The new weapon successfully completed and was passed into service, officials with the Tula Instrument Design Bureau named after academician Shipunov said.

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