73mm PG-9 High Explosive Anti-Tank Projectile

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73mm PG-9 High Explosive Anti-Tank Projectile


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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 in comparison to 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.

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Inert 73mm PG-9 High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) complete round for use in the SPG-9 recoilless gun. This projectile is 100% inert and free of all energy components, and it has always been so since it was manufactured as a training aid in 1986 in Czechoslovakia. The fin-stabilized projectile is in absolutely beautiful/MINT condition, with its original paint and markings, and would make a stunning display in any collection, gun store, firing range, or man cave!! Its original inert cartridge case, which was used to fire the projectile out of the SPG-9 launcher, is also included. The cartridge locks and unlocks from the rear of the projectile, just behind the fins. This is illustrated in our photos. The entire round measures 34.5 inches long, and the complete round weighs 8 pounds.


The SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) is a tripod-mounted man-portable, 73mm caliber recoilless gun developed by the Soviet Union. It fires fin-stabilised, rocket-assisted HE and HEAT projectiles similar to those fired by the 73mm 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 (2,296.6 feet per second) before the motor burns out.


The SPG-9 is light, and is normally transported by vehicle, and carried into position by a crew of two men. 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 following countries currently use the SPG-9 recoilless gun:  Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, People's Republic of China, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, and North Korea. The item may differ slightly.

Approx length 34.5", Approx width 3", Approx height 3", Approx weight 8lbs.

Pictures are stock images of our inventory. Unless otherwise noted, you will not be receiving the exact item shown in the pictures. The pictures are representative of the item's general condition. The item you receive might be slightly better, or worse, condition than was shown in the pictures.

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