RGT-27 is a thermobaric hand grenade developed by State Joint Stock Holding Company “Artem”, a subsidiary of the UkrOboronProm.
These grenades, weighing no more than 600 grams, create a two-second fire cloud with a volume of not less than 13 m³, inside of which the temperature reaches 2,500 degrees.
This temperature allows not only for the destruction of the enemy, but are also able to disable lightly armored vehicles.
RGT-27 is in the version with a rectangular body (RGT-27S) and a variant with a cylindrical body (RGT-27S2).
Thermobaric grenades provide soldiers with a significantly greater probability of kill/incapacitation within the effective radius. The lethality effect results from a thermobaric overpressure blast rather than fragmentation. As a result of the thermobaric reaction, all enemy personnel within the effective radius will suffer lethal effects as opposed to the conventional fragmentation round.