«SHMEL-M»

INFANTRY ROCKET-ASSISTED FLAMETHROWER
OF ENHANCED RANGE AND LETHALITY

The flamethrower is meant for engagement of enemy’s personnel, placed both openly and in different structures, lightly-armoured and soft-skinned vehicles, destruction of protected buildings, surface and semi-embedded structures of stone, bricks or concrete.
  • Foto

  • Basic specifications

Caliber .......................................... 90 mm
Length ........................................... 940 mm
Weight ........................................... 8.8 kg
Range
maximal .................................... 1700 m
minimal ..................................... 30 m
aimed ........................................ 800 m

Details...
  • Basic specifications

Caliber ......................................................... 90 mm
Length ......................................................... 940 mm
Weight ......................................................... 8.8 kg
Range
maximal ................................................... 1700 m
minimal .................................................... 30 m
aimed ....................................................... 800 m
Warhead weight ........................................ 3 kg
WH TNT equivalent .................................. 5-6 kg
Round dispersion at
the range of 300m:
Vv .............................................................. 0.5 m
Vb .............................................................. 0.5 m
Operational
temperature range ....................................

±50 °C
Position of firing ......................................... stanging,kneeling
and prone position
Ammo load, carried
by one person ............................................

1 pack(2 flamethrowers)
Pack weight ................................................ 19 kg
  • Versions

  • Expendable rocket-assisted thermobaric round with reusable launching unit
  • Launcher:
  • Round
    • Round

    Its effectiveness in close fighting against any (but tanks) targets is highly competitive with that of the 152-mm artillery high explosive fragmentation projectile and can be fired in premises of volume of no less, than 60 м3.

  • Training aids

  • Digital simulator
    • Digital simulator

    For indoor training in rules of preparation for firing and firing a 9F700-2 was developed, it has two work places for teaching two gunners.

  • Advantages and peculiarities of use

RPO PDM-A «Shmel-M» - is a new generation of high-precisionassault weaponry, that enables to solve a wide range of fire support missions in close combat. The flamethrower is easy to use.

    RPO PDM-A is a modification of a highly-efficient rocket-propelled infantry flame-thrower Shmel providing for:
  • doubled WH lethality;
  • 1.8-time extended range;
  • weight reduction by a factor of 1.3 .

The flamethrower is always ready for immediate use.it features high reliability, allows to quickly move on irregular terrain. During the stowage period the flamethrower doesn’t require maintenance .