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RPG-7 is still relevant

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RPG-7 grenade launcher, adopted in 1961 year, is one of the leading places in various world rankings in terms of mass character and brand awareness, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




According to researchers, over the past decades, more than 9 millions of anti-tank grenade launchers of this type have been produced. Various modifications and copies of the RPG-7 are in service with about a hundred states.

An upgraded version of the grenade launcher is mass-produced in the USA. There he received the designation PSRL-1 and GS-777 / PSRL-2. According to the representative of the company "AirTronics USA", "both models retained the appearance of the Soviet grenade launcher, but at the expense of new materials weapon It became more convenient to use. "

In Belarus, gunsmiths installed an Ovod-R intelligent sight on the legendary grenade launcher, making the RPN-7 a precision weapon.

“An additional advantage of the grenade launcher was a wide range of ammunition with a caliber of head from 40 to 105 mm. This makes it possible to gradually increase the effectiveness of the RPG-7 by simply replacing old grenades with new ones without changing the design of the weapon itself, ”the material says.

According to the newspaper, "today the Russian army has modernized RPG-7В2 with a universal sighting device UP-7В, which are capable of striking equipment with 260-mm armor and dynamic protection." The new grenade PG-7BP contains not one, but two charges - the first neutralizes the dynamic protection, and the second penetrates the armor directly.

The combat debut of the grenade launcher took place in 1968 in Vietnam, when local partisans with its help effectively destroyed American armored vehicles, including Tanks M-48. The grenade launcher is well established and as a means of combating helicopters, confidently hitting them at a distance of up to 700 meters. The cumulative grenade, designed to break through 75-mm armor, did not leave the aircraft any chance.

"Since then, almost every military conflict on the planet has been carried out using RPG-7 grenade launchers," the newspaper adds.
Photos used:
CC BY-SA 2.5 / Michal Maňas
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 5 September 2017 15: 25
    +13
    Well, still ... in terms of effectiveness, it can only be compared with Kalashnikov ... imprisoned strictly in war. good

    Cheap, reliable, trouble-free ... hehe heh the main thing is not to get up from behind ...
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 5 September 2017 15: 33
      +28
      The upgraded version of the grenade launcher is mass-produced in the United States

      Where are the best hangouts? In our USSR!
    2. Svarog51
      Svarog51 5 September 2017 15: 36
      +11
      Alex, welcome hi
      Cheap, reliable, trouble-free ... hehe heh the main thing is not to get up from behind ...
      good
      It will cover the rear reliably from all kinds of creeps there. wink
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      2. papas-57
        papas-57 5 September 2017 20: 30
        0
        '' According to a representative of AirTronics USA, “both models retained the appearance of the Soviet grenade launcher, but due to new materials the weapon became more convenient to use. '' ' What did they make the pipes more round? Or polished them? They simply licked one into one of their materials, that's the whole alteration.
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 5 September 2017 15: 37
      +7
      Quote: The same Lech
      Well, still ... in terms of effectiveness, it can only be compared with Kalashnikov ... imprisoned strictly in war. good

      Cheap, reliable, trouble-free ... hehe heh the main thing is not to get up from behind ...

      Actually, don't stand.
    4. seos
      seos 5 September 2017 15: 37
      0
      It’s time to modernize ... The Chinese won’t even attach a pen for easy transfer ..
  2. andrewkor
    andrewkor 5 September 2017 15: 30
    0
    On the Star there were several dok.films about grenade launchers, it was very informative!
  3. pvv113
    pvv113 5 September 2017 15: 30
    +4
    RPG-7 is still relevant

    Why "reinvent the wheel" if there is a proven reliable machine like RPG-7
    1. cniza
      cniza 5 September 2017 15: 36
      +3
      The horses manage, though he himself kills them. lol
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 5 September 2017 15: 37
        +4
        These lads do not occupy talent wink
        1. cniza
          cniza 5 September 2017 15: 39
          +2
          And they still have a lot of ideas. lol
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 5 September 2017 15: 44
            +9
            I remembered a film where I made a snuffbox from a basmach grenade
            1. marshes
              marshes 5 September 2017 16: 02
              +2
              Quote: pvv113
              I remembered a film where I made a snuffbox from a basmach grenade

              And what did not meet the ashtray from the F-1 case?
              1. pvv113
                pvv113 5 September 2017 16: 06
                +4
                We made ashtrays from PPI-50
                1. marshes
                  marshes 5 September 2017 16: 13
                  +2
                  Quote: pvv113
                  We made ashtrays from PPI-50

                  Grenades for ignition, sawn off capsules, a dangerous undertaking if you don’t know how, there is black powder like a moderator, you set fire to it, there’s something to throw it off for a couple of seconds. Powerful "Chinese" firecracker.
                2. Skifotavr
                  Skifotavr 5 September 2017 21: 03
                  +1
                  Quote: pvv113
                  We made ashtrays from PPI-50

                  Like ours. smile
            2. faterdom
              faterdom 5 September 2017 20: 31
              +4
              And to me - the real case when the bandits of the 90s in a certain city from RPGs fired at the lowered glass of a black jeep. And they flew out of all the doors themselves.
          2. Pancir026
            Pancir026 5 September 2017 15: 44
            +4
            Quote: cniza
            And they still have a lot of ideas.

            If these military men from Ukrovermaht were taught to go or the former deputy poltlitter Petya Ivanov was teaching, that in 91 in Lviv he carried a chewing gum rag the first of those who had taken the Oath, he was not surprised. He at our training ground in Olympicsdorf clearly showed how to deal with a “target designation” for a grenade launcher .. sorry Afrikanych pendalya wrote to him. Metro flew five, and did not understand, without which he could stay ...
    2. armourer
      armourer 6 September 2017 00: 45
      0
      And if he is to carry out a complete modernization, it will turn out "FLY OF THE SHOCKETUH"
  4. marshes
    marshes 5 September 2017 15: 30
    +1
    Well, the shaitan pipe will be relevant for many decades, but the PF shot programmed would not hurt him, otherwise the Chinese are already cooking up something.
  5. Plombir
    Plombir 5 September 2017 15: 36
    +5
    Gorgeous shaitan trumpet. Simple and damn effective. Nothing extra. The ingenious creation of Soviet gunsmiths.
  6. nelson
    nelson 5 September 2017 15: 49
    +2
    The year of Gagarin’s flight, the year the RPG-7 began production, (I’ll apply) the year of my birth.
  7. Herculesic
    Herculesic 5 September 2017 15: 50
    +3
    And what happened in the world to make RPG7 suddenly hopelessly out of date recourse?
    1. tracer
      tracer 6 September 2017 03: 20
      0
      Hang-ups came up with a snooze on the shooter .. Only the player and headphones are missing
  8. mlad
    mlad 5 September 2017 16: 16
    0
    Americans would not have thought of making it too simple for their mind, and they would not have earned a lot of bobles.
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 5 September 2017 16: 30
      +3
      Duc and Kalash did not think of bungling. Simple and reliable. But there are plenty of hooters, those who squeal that they have copied from Hugo Schmeiser. Who in that case disturbed them. MG-3 made the same from MG-42 and nothing. For some time it was the main machine gun in NAT.
  9. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 5 September 2017 16: 26
    +2
    he is like Lenin - more alive than all the living))
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 5 September 2017 17: 09
      +1
      An excellent grenade launcher, nevertheless, our gunsmiths in the USSR were able to do outstanding things that still serve “faithfully”.
      In Iran, for example, there are two versions of the RPG-7 Normal for the "infantry" and a shortened Commando for the Marines, etc.

  10. Bronevick
    Bronevick 5 September 2017 18: 39
    0
    Simple, reliable, effective, what else is needed for happiness.
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 5 September 2017 19: 30
    +3
    Shitty video does not transmit sound from the shot, but the loader may well be shocked if he got up incorrectly. Yes, the sheep come across .....
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 5 September 2017 23: 53
      +1
      Natural selection, however. laughing
  12. Yarik76
    Yarik76 5 September 2017 20: 51
    +1
    My dear and irreplaceable!
    1. tracer
      tracer 6 September 2017 03: 23
      +1
      Yes, it was ... few people realize that he understands and fits into an amphibious backpack.