China – Type 56 Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:48 pm

The Type 56 anti-tank grenade launcher is a straightforward copy of the Russian RPG-2.

 It is almost obsolete, but may be held as war stock for use against lightly armored vehicles.

The Type 56 reusable anti-tank grenade launcher is shoulder fired.  It can fire either Russian or Chinese Type 50 3.15 inch (80mm) caliber HEAT ammunition, which weighs 4 pounds (1.84kg)

Type 56 anti-tank grenade launcher. Source: Probert EncyclopaediaThe Type 56 itself is 4 feet (1.2m) long and weighs 6.24lbs (2.83kg).

 It has an effective range of 164 yards(150m) and is believed to be  capable of penetrating 10.4inches (265mm) of armor with Chinese HEAT ammunition and between 5.9 and 6.9 inches (150 and 175 mm) with Russian HEAT ammunition.