Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau has introduced the SPO 'Varna' infantry flamethrower to its product line. The SPO 'Varna' was developed to complement the existing RPO-A, Z, and D series of man-portable rocket launchers - although they are classified as 'flamethrowers' by KBP - with an improved performance against targets in buildings or other concealed structures in open terrain.
The Varna is a shoulder-fired, single-tube, disposable launcher, and has the same launcher tube as that of the 93 mm calibre RPO-A series. External elements of the launcher tube comprise a folding pistol grip and trigger mechanism, and a forward-folding pistol grip to steady the launcher in the firing position.
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