DETERMINATION OF THE TYPE OF A SINGLE-USE GRENADE LAUNCHER BASED ON ITS COMPOSITE PARTS AND FRAGMENTS OF REACTIVE GRENADE FOUND AT THE PLACE OF ACCIDENT


  • V. V. Somov
Keywords: single-use grenade launcher, launcher, rocket part of jet grenade, marking symbols

Abstract

In carrying out an investigation into the explosion, among others, the investigative version of the use of a single-use reactive grenade launcher is being considered. The most common for criminal explosions are applied grenade launchers RPG-18, RPG-22, RPG-26. Their use is due to a number of such properties as small size and weight, which makes it possible to transfer them covertly, the range of the shot significantly exceeding the range of the hand grenade throw, the high detonating effect of the rocket grenade explosion. The single-use rocket launchers are generally of the same design. Their differences are in the features of the components construction and dimensional characteristics, which are given in the article. On the basis of expert practice, details ofgrenade launchers that remain at the site of the explosion and have the least damage are determined. These details are the objects of investigation of the explosion technical expertise. These objects include launchers of grenade launchers and rocket parts ofjet grenades. The design features of the launchers, their dimensional characteristics and marking symbols make it possible to determine their belonging to a specific type of jet grenade launchers. Missile parts of jet grenades differ in the form of the combustion chamber of the jet engine, nozzle, in the size ofthe outlet section of the nozzle, in the form and size of the stabilizerfeathers. To determine the belonging of the rocket part of the grenade to a specific type ofjet grenade launcher, it’s necessary to establish a set of structural features and dimensional characteristics. At considerable damage of the combustion chamber of the jet engine, as a rule, the nozzle block remains intact that allows to define diameter of critical section of a nozzle, and on it to establish type of the used single-use grenade launcher.


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Published
2017-11-29
How to Cite
Somov, V. V. (2017). DETERMINATION OF THE TYPE OF A SINGLE-USE GRENADE LAUNCHER BASED ON ITS COMPOSITE PARTS AND FRAGMENTS OF REACTIVE GRENADE FOUND AT THE PLACE OF ACCIDENT. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 17, 245-252. https://doi.org/10.32353/khrife.2017.31
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FORENSIC EXAMINATION AND BALLISTIC WEAPONS EXPERT