: Stankovogo Protivotankowo Granatometa
- heavy antitank shell launcher) was a Soviet
wheeled antitank rocket launcher that entered service after the end of the Second World War
. It was replaced in Soviet service by the B-10 recoilless rifle
from 1954 but remained in service with some armies, notably in the Middle East
until the 1970s Brassey's Infantry Weapons of the World
states that it is still in service with the Syrian and Afghan armies in 1975.
The weapon consists of a long barrel tube with a flared muzzle, supported by a simple carriage with two small solid wheels. A curved shoulder pad is attached to left side of the barrel, and a large shield is fitted to protect the crew from the back-blast produced by the rocket projectiles. The shield is not thick enough to provide protection from enemy fire. The weapon is normally fired from the carriage, but it can be dismounted and shoulder fired by two men working together to support the weapon.
The weapon fires two types of projectiles, a general purpose explosive/fragmentation round, the OG-82, and an armour piercing anti-tank round, the PG-82. It has two sets of iron sights
corresponding to the two different rounds fired by the weapon. The HE sight is graduated out to 700 meters while the weapon's effective range for the HEAT
round is around 200 meters.
- Brassey's Infantry Weapons of the......