The RPG-7 is a handheld anti-tank grenade launcher, from the Soviet Union. It is the most widely produced grenade launcher in history, with several million made. RPG means Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomet literally: "a handheld anti-tank grenade launcher".
The RPG-7 has seen much use since 1961. It is used by both terrorists and (para)military forces.
It has a range of 900 yards, but is quite inaccurate. It is notable for the way the operator uses their hands the wrong way around from other weapons. Warheads are usually a shaped charge anti-tank round, although many variants exist. It weighs about 15 lbs.
- M72 LAW - the Light Antitank Weapon used by the American military, which replaced the bazooka
- AT4 - the replacement for the M72 LAW
- ↑ US Army Training Manual, full of diagrams and complex analysis
- ↑ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/rpg-7-specs.htm