Thermobaric Grenade Dropped Into Driver Hatch Of Russian BMP

Ukrainian drone footage shows a pair of successive grenades being dropped into the driver hatch of a recently disabled Russian BMP fighting vehicle. The grenades are different types, however, and it gives the viewer a comparative look at the various munitions being used in these applications.


The first munition dropped is a standard F1 hand grenade. The drone likely flies with these attached as a primary weapon, keeping an eye out for targets of opportunity. The device has limited blast radius, but detonating inside the vehicle would have eliminated any Russians that may have not abandoned the machine.


The second grenade, identified by Rob Lee, an analyst of all-things related to the Russian military, as a domestically developed and produced RGT-27S thermobaric (fuel air bomb) grenade, which inflicts significantly more damage than the anti personnel F1 device.


The Mavic drone likely returned to the operator after dropping the first grenade to specifically be outfitted with the thermobaric device for the intent purpose of permanently taking the BMP out of the fight.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014.

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Ukrainian drone footage shows a pair of successive grenades being dropped into the driver hatch of a recently disabled Russian BMP fighting vehicle. The grenades are different types, however, and it gives the viewer a comparative look at the various munitions being used in these applications.


The first munition dropped is a standard F1 hand grenade. The drone likely flies with these attached as a primary weapon, keeping an eye out for targets of opportunity. The device has limited blast radius, but detonating inside the vehicle would have eliminated any Russians that may have not abandoned the machine.


The second grenade, identified by Rob Lee, an analyst of all-things related to the Russian military, as a domestically developed and produced RGT-27S thermobaric (fuel air bomb) grenade, which inflicts significantly more damage than the anti personnel F1 device.


The Mavic drone likely returned to the operator after dropping the first grenade to specifically be outfitted with the thermobaric device for the intent purpose of permanently taking the BMP out of the fight.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014.

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