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Ukrainian military spoke about the development of the American clone RPG-7

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The National Guard of Ukraine conducts classes in firing from the American grenade launcher PSRL-1. The actions of the Ukrainian National Guard are controlled and corrected by experienced instructors. The fighters master the skills of shooting at various targets.


We occupy the firing line, work on two goals. When they have already fired at the grenade launcher, we run back behind cover. Then “modify” 10 rounds (grenades) on the enemy,

- says the grenade launcher of military unit 3017 Viktor Bondarenko.

In the photographs from the official page of the National Guard of Ukraine, we see how the military are honing the art of firing from American grenade launchers.

The Ukrainian military noted the "ease of operation" of a US-made grenade launcher.





But the National Guard are acting because of the shelter ...



Recall that the supply of hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers PSRL-1 from the United States to Ukraine began in 2018. Then the National Guard received 500 American grenade launchers, after which the State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs developed a special training manual for dealing with the new weapons.


Experts call the PSRL-1 grenade launcher an updated American clone of the Soviet RPG-7. It is manufactured by AirTronic. The aiming range of the grenade launcher is 800 meters, the barrel resource is designed for a thousand shots.

At the same time, the PSRL is compatible with all existing RPG shots, which greatly simplifies its use by the Ukrainian National Guard.
Photos used:
National Guard of Ukraine
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  1. Ingvar 72
    Ingvar 72 18 June 2020 14: 23 New
    10
    Back to the Future! good Or forward to the past? bully
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 18 June 2020 14: 30 New
      20
      Quote: Ingvar 72
      Back to the Future! or forward to the past?

      Soon from the states they will be sent kirzachi with footcloths, and modernized Maxims. wassat
      1. Romka47
        Romka47 18 June 2020 14: 46 New
        19
        I represent kirzachi yellow-brown, and maxim with picatinny slats)
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 18 June 2020 18: 25 New
          +2
          Quote: Romka47
          I represent kirzachi yellow-brown, and maxim with picatinny slats)

          And on the socks bright red lipstick laughing
          1. Vicontas
            Vicontas 18 June 2020 19: 28 New
            +1
            Right now they will start to kill themselves with the help of a new gadget! There used to be a domestic one - the Hammer mortar! Now, abroad will help them diversify the menu!
        2. Black Colonel
          Black Colonel 19 June 2020 10: 59 New
          +3
          And harem pants. Now I just thought: Why are such wide pants called harem pants? Probably so that the owner’s balls would not cook there! belay
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 June 2020 14: 44 New
      +4
      Quote: Ingvar 72
      Back to the Future! Or forward to the past?

      Forward to 1961, the lads survived. Maybe soon the infantry will be armed with the Berdan-1 rifle.
      1. Elephant
        Elephant 18 June 2020 17: 41 New
        +3
        So we RPG-7 is still in service in a number of parts. It is quite effective and versatile.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 18 June 2020 22: 35 New
          +8
          Quote: Elephant
          So we RPG-7 is still in service in a number of parts.

          So who is against, a good weapon. In Ukraine, they should be enough for another ten years (if not pushed to the left), but right there it is not what kind of weapon it is, the main thing is an "American grenade launcher", not a Soviet one. Ukraine is no longer a "scoop", but Europe.
        2. Fitter65
          Fitter65 19 June 2020 00: 43 New
          +1
          Quote: Elephant
          So we RPG-7 is still in service in a number of parts.

          So we have the good old RPG-7, and not its American copy. By the way, why did the Americans begin to produce this copy? Yes, to supply the natives with cheap and simple weapons that are hard to break or ruin ....
          1. donpablo
            donpablo 19 June 2020 12: 40 New
            0
            they themselves are happy to use both RPGs and Kalashnikovs and others. in real combat, the American for real battles is not very suitable
    3. tol100v
      tol100v 19 June 2020 20: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Ingvar 72
      Back to the Future! Or forward to the past?

      And it is not the first and not the last time that the SGA steal and appropriate someone else's, and even present it as its own "HOW-KNOW"!
  2. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 18 June 2020 14: 23 New
    +4
    Well, at least so let them indicate their belonging to Western Civilization. And then all of the Soviet weapons in the people and cities that protect the common Soviet past.
  3. Podvodnik
    Podvodnik 18 June 2020 14: 26 New
    +7
    Do they have a license? Copyright Infringement. To court on them. Arrest property to secure a claim.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 19 June 2020 03: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Podvodnik
      Copyright Infringement.

      Under US law, a patent expires 20 years after the application.
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 19 June 2020 11: 02 New
        0
        Well, in American, and in Russian, is there something similar?
    2. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 19 June 2020 16: 42 New
      0
      They and Kalashnikov are releasing.
  4. credo
    credo 18 June 2020 14: 27 New
    +8
    The intensity of the Ukrainian arms supply to Ukraine by the EU and US countries once again confirms that the Anglo-Saxons do not even think about any peaceful solution to the status of Donbass and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing for war, until the last citizen of Ukraine.
  5. Machete
    Machete 18 June 2020 14: 29 New
    16
    Native:
    - We received and mastered the latest American grenade launchers.
    Correspondent:
    - So this is essentially Soviet grenade launchers. You at least eat them!
    Native:
    - We GOT and mastered the NEWEST AMERICAN grenade launchers!
  6. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 18 June 2020 14: 35 New
    10
    . The aiming range of the grenade launcher is 800 meters, the barrel resource is designed for a thousand shots.

    Well, they have surpassed it, what can we say. Our "seven" has a barrel resource ranging from 300 (RPG-7 / 7V) to 250, and the aiming range, emnip, somewhere in the 200-500 meters maximum, is certainly not 800.
    1. Graz
      Graz 18 June 2020 14: 51 New
      +5
      the question is the price, ours costs five times cheaper, the range is certainly good, but without stabilization, or the FIG target you will reach 800m from your shoulder
      1. Elephant
        Elephant 18 June 2020 17: 54 New
        +1
        Quote: Graz
        range it’s certainly good, but without stabilization, or the FIG head you’ll be hit 800m from your shoulder

        If for example we take our OG-7V fragmentation grenade, where the lesion area is 150 m², then we don’t need to aim much.
      2. vfwfr
        vfwfr 19 June 2020 09: 59 New
        +1
        So I understand that if they don’t lie, which is also not a fact, then 800m is not an aiming range, but it flies at 800m ... And where it will fly .. God knows
    2. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 18 June 2020 15: 00 New
      +1
      200-500 maximum, not at all 800.


      First - 800 meters is not all that God. Arsenal fragmentation reaches up to 2 km.
      https://www.arsenal-bg.com/c/rounds-for-light-anti-tank-recoilless-systems-atgl-l-family-and-russian-rpg-7v-67/rhef-7ldma-79

      The second - you really can’t hit either 800 meters or 2 km. Eto how to shoot at the moon ...
    3. 5-9
      5-9 18 June 2020 15: 25 New
      +4
      Like if you put the PG-7VR into the perfection of the progressive technologies of freedom, then they can get to not 200 meters but 800 ???
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 18 June 2020 16: 19 New
        +5
        Absurdity is utter. RPG7 is essentially a guide for shooting. All other parameters depend on the shot.
    4. Slavs
      Slavs 18 June 2020 16: 46 New
      +5
      Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
      Well, they have surpassed it, what can we say. Our "seven" has a barrel resource ranging from 300 (RPG-7 / 7V) to 250, and the aiming range, emnip, somewhere in the 200-500 meters maximum, is certainly not 800.

      You can write anything in an advertising brochure ... And about the range and about the resource.
      And then a wild mixture of ukro and pindo ....
  7. businessv
    businessv 18 June 2020 14: 36 New
    +6
    At the same time, the PSRL is compatible with all existing RPG shots, which greatly simplifies its use by the Ukrainian National Guard.
    And what, the Soviet legacy sold everything? Or is it the consequences of desovetization (decommunization)? Some kind of sur with a bias towards moronism!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 June 2020 14: 56 New
      +7
      Quote: businessv
      And what, the Soviet legacy sold everything?

      The Soviet was sold to Africa, with the proceeds they bought the American. In the civilian navy there is a saying "I will sell vodka abroad, I will go to a tavern and get drunk."
  8. V.I.P.
    V.I.P. 18 June 2020 14: 38 New
    12
    Range 800 m. What kind of grenade are they going to shoot? What are they doing? Soviet RPG -7, up to 500m. And so, the effective fire of the tandem PG-7VR-200m, fragmentation OG-7V from RPG-7V1-350m, RPG-7V1 with UP-7V-700m .. Thermobaric TBG-7V-up to 500m depending on the grenade launcher and sight ..PG- 7VL-up to 300m.
    1. uav80
      uav80 18 June 2020 14: 59 New
      +4
      Bulgarian shot RTB-7LDMA1 with Thermobaric Grenade GTB-7LDMA1 maximum range 3000m sighting range with an open sight 350m ...
      Maybe the Ukrainians on the maximum range were driven ...

      For the same Bulgarians, the maximum range of the shot varies greatly, some shots have only 500, those who have 1000, 1200, also have 2000 and 2500 ...
      the list of shots can be found on the arsenal website arsenal-bg.com
      1. V.I.P.
        V.I.P. 20 June 2020 10: 15 New
        0
        But who needs these maximum ranges or sighting range of the Russian rifle ?? If you can get from an RPG to a tank up to 300 m, and from an AK you can hit people up to 350 aimingly .... THEN even though they all fly at least 20 km from this data?)))
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  9. Avior
    Avior 18 June 2020 14: 41 New
    -12 qualifying.
    Logical choice.
    The modern version of the famous RPG-7
    It’s easier, the resource is longer, stronger, the sight is different, the effective range has grown to 1200 m, it’s more convenient, it can be disassembled into 2 parts for convenience.
    And in the ancestors the same RPG.
    It is not produced in Ukraine, the Soviet one is at least 30 years old.
    1. Romka47
      Romka47 18 June 2020 14: 48 New
      +9
      Please in more detail how he began to shoot at 1200? Or are there grenades of the wrong system?
      1. Avior
        Avior 18 June 2020 14: 59 New
        -10 qualifying.
        Of course, it also depends on the grenade, but not only.
        But we are not talking about range, but about the effective range.
        They write that 800 meters with a probability of defeat of 90 percent.
        The sight is different, there is a piccatini bar, change if necessary.
        1. garri-lin
          garri-lin 18 June 2020 16: 21 New
          +3
          The Merikos have two of their shots. So they go to the maximum range. They just stand like everything American.
          1. Avior
            Avior 18 June 2020 16: 53 New
            -1
            The launcher itself is positioned as a low-cost version, but they don’t know the money
            1. garri-lin
              garri-lin 18 June 2020 20: 03 New
              0
              Launcher is possible. New long-range shots are several times more expensive than conventional ones. Maybe this is justified.
        2. your1970
          your1970 18 June 2020 20: 39 New
          0
          Quote: Avior
          They write that 800 meters with a probability of defeat 90 belay percent.
          - I’m embarrassed to ask- if they have such chance on such range - why do they need ATGM ??????
          1. Avior
            Avior 18 June 2020 20: 54 New
            -3
            I am sure that this range is not every grenade, but only expensive versions.
            They also write that they are allegedly trying to develop a guided grenade with a range of 2000 m.
            I think if they do, the price will be high, but not like ATGM anyway.
            1. V.I.P.
              V.I.P. 20 June 2020 10: 17 New
              0
              They, together with SAAB, have already made a rocket for the grenade launcher Karl Gustav 4. Already flies. True, there are electronic sights. And a rocket for 1-2 km. flies
      2. tol100v
        tol100v 19 June 2020 20: 54 New
        0
        From the "White Sun of the Desert"!
    2. lego2
      lego2 18 June 2020 15: 57 New
      +4
      maybe Soviet and 30 years old, but what became the iron pipe in the lubricant in storage?
      1. Avior
        Avior 18 June 2020 16: 00 New
        0
        I do not know. And how many were there?
        After all, it’s not the army that I buy, as I understand it, but the National Guard.
        And I'm not sure what launchers are expensive to them.
    3. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 18 June 2020 20: 33 New
      0
      Sergey, RPG-7D (1, 2, 7V2) (GRAU 6G5 index) - adopted in 1963, for paratroopers, it is disassembled into 2 (two) parts, there are bipods. Everything has already been invented ...
      1. Avior
        Avior 18 June 2020 20: 58 New
        -1
        Maybe by the same principle, but I think not one to one is done.
        The base is more modern.
        Details are in English sources you need to climb, laziness :)
        And so it is clear, the basis is the same, but the modified version, and the quality, as I understand it, is not a Chinese craft.
        1. tol100v
          tol100v 19 June 2020 20: 56 New
          0
          Quote: Avior
          , but a modified version, and high-quality,
          Not high quality, but ORDER more expensive!
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 June 2020 14: 42 New
    +3
    Not even optics. And what's so new? Manufacturer country?
    1. Avior
      Avior 18 June 2020 15: 06 New
      0
      The plank of picattini is worth it.
    2. Wowka
      Wowka 19 June 2020 02: 30 New
      0
      AirTronic Shoulder-Fired Rocket Ammunition

      Specifications
    3. Wowka
      Wowka 19 June 2020 02: 35 New
      0
      AirTronic Precision Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher (PSRL)
      Bore (Caliber) 40mm
      Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
      Length 36 in (915 mm)
      Material 4140/4150 Machined Ordnance Grade Barrel Steel (No Casting)
      Sight (s)
      3x24 Sightmark® Wolfhound® Prismatic Weapon Sight with Custom RPG BDC Reticle
      3.5x35 Trijicon® ACOG® TA11 Scope with Custom RPG BDC Reticle
      Flip-up Back-up Iron Sights on Picatinny Rail (Standard)
      12x Pulsar® Trail XP-50® Thermal Sight (800 m range)
      10x Pulsar® Trail XP-30® Thermal Sight (500 m range)

      Lifecycle 1000 rounds
      Maximum Range 1,200 meters (round and sight dependent)
      Effective Range 850 meters (round and sight dependent)
      Safety Range 20 meters (back blast)
      Ammunition All Standard RPG-7 compatible rockets
      Standard Accessories 2-point Sling, Picatinny Rails, Cleaning Kit, Spare Parts Kit, Boresight, Operators Manual, Dust Covers, Vertical Grip
      Optional Accessories Padded Carry Bag, 3-Rocket Backpack, Hardcase, Harris® Bipod
      Color Options Classic Gray (standard), Flat Dark Earth, OD Green
      Warranty One Year Limited for Defects in Material and Workmanship
      Production Capabilities 1,000 per month (with notice)
  11. 4ekist
    4ekist 18 June 2020 14: 50 New
    +2
    ..... We occupy the firing line, work on two goals. When they have already fired at the grenade launcher, we run back behind cover. Then “modify” 10 rounds (grenades) on the enemy,
    - says Victor Bondarenko grenade launcher of military unit 3017 ......

    Diligent students, you will not say anything.
  12. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 18 June 2020 14: 53 New
    12
    What, they can’t produce RPG 7s and shells for it ?! Anyway, who should teach whom to shoot with RPGs that question .... wassat This world is crazy ...
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 18 June 2020 15: 16 New
      +8
      Quote: Keyser Soze
      Anyway, who should be taught whom to shoot with RPGs is that question ....


      This is how to look ...
      Photo, of course, 2014, "the first wave of moGilization", but the plot suggests ...

      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 18 June 2020 15: 18 New
        +5
        Photo, of course 2014, "the first wave of moGilization"


        Hmm ... well, new generations are completely shaky, but what to do, the world has become such ... :)
      2. Cowbra
        Cowbra 18 June 2020 15: 39 New
        +2
        Yes, the photo is famous
    2. boris epstein
      boris epstein 18 June 2020 15: 42 New
      +5
      Their production simply cannot be allowed. How did you manage to hammer the killer of your own calculations with the Hammer from an excellent Soviet mortar with a caliber of 120 mm 2C12 Sani?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 18 June 2020 15: 45 New
        +7
        Quote: Boris Epstein
        Their production simply cannot be allowed. How did you manage to hammer the killer of your own calculations with the Hammer from an excellent Soviet mortar with a caliber of 120 mm 2C12 Sani?


        Let them do it. And more yes
        1. boris epstein
          boris epstein 18 June 2020 15: 47 New
          +2
          Here are just a trophy Hammers in service can not be taken.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 18 June 2020 15: 53 New
            +9
            Quote: boris epstein
            Here are just a trophy Hammers in service can not be taken.

            Laughter, laughter, but I don’t understand, and apparently I can never understand how (?!?) pipes 2C12, which is a mortar, the designer (and possibly the whole design bureau) managed to create punishing hammer , the scourge of the APU ...
            1. Ded_Mazay
              Ded_Mazay 19 June 2020 20: 51 New
              0
              They have such karma. As Mironov sang in a diamond hand - "what they do not do business ..."
  13. Glory1974
    Glory1974 18 June 2020 14: 55 New
    +1
    Experts call the PSRL-1 grenade launcher an updated American clone of the Soviet RPG-7. It is manufactured by AirTronic.

    Americans at the request of the Pentagon built a plant that produces Soviet weapons: RPG, SVD, PC. According to the official version, so as not to retrain the locals.
    The following conclusion can be drawn from this:
    1. The US plans to continue to supply clones of Soviet weapons to various militants in territories adjacent to Russia.
    2. Soviet weapons are much better, cheaper and more efficient than American ones.
    3. They do not count on victory in all these conflicts. Otherwise, they would be armed with American weapons with the aim of making an advertisement for themselves and their weapons after the victory.
    Although, in principle, given that they abandon their small arms and partially switch to German, and develop new ones, advertising will not save them.
  14. prior
    prior 18 June 2020 15: 05 New
    +5
    No, the grenade launcher will not save
    Kohl in my head a solid litter ....
  15. 013Azer
    013Azer 18 June 2020 15: 13 New
    +1
    As for the American RPGs, they themselves purchase it all more from other countries. Where it then falls into is not known. Maybe the Americans themselves use it.
    About 10 years ago, Azerbaijan set the task of displacing (partially) Bulgaria in terms of the supply of grenade launchers, machine guns, and certain types of ammunition to the United States. We have built factories, exclusively on Swiss equipment for the production of all this, as well as "RPQ 7 Qaya". After the first deliveries, the Americans were convinced that ours was superior in quality to the Bulgarian counterparts. Since then, these weapons have been sold to the United States in large quantities, but why would the Americans, if even Ukraine, are being sent deshman versions even without an optical sight?



    Here they are, even special forces use it. Shoots 8 types of ammunition.
  16. 5-9
    5-9 18 June 2020 15: 20 New
    +4
    800 meters ???? From RPG-7?
    The triumph of American physics in the hands of pop-skakuazov!
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 18 June 2020 16: 20 New
      +4
      No magic. For RPG-7, the self-liquidator of a grenade for 700 meters is designed. And here at 800)))
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 19 June 2020 07: 38 New
        +2
        Quote: Stroibat stock
        No magic. For RPG-7, the self-liquidator of a grenade for 700 meters is designed. And here at 800)))

        The grenade, of course, flies further if the self-liquidator is "foolish", and whether it is simply removed.
        Actually, this is practiced both from our side and from the Ukrop. Moreover, not only the shots for the RPG-7, but also for the SPG-9 and the BMP-1 cannon are being "modernized" ...
        1. Reserve buildbat
          Reserve buildbat 19 June 2020 10: 10 New
          0
          I know this for a long time and not bad smile
          But this is already a "file revision", and not regular changes in the design, like a wonderful "increase in range" from mattresses
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 19 June 2020 10: 14 New
            +2
            Quote: Stroibat stock
            But this is already a "file revision", and not regular changes in the design, like a wonderful "increase in range" from mattresses

            Yes, I do not believe in these "miracles" of mattress, I just do not believe ...
            1. Reserve buildbat
              Reserve buildbat 19 June 2020 10: 29 New
              -1
              So I do not believe smile
              But where are the mattresses without ads?
  17. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 18 June 2020 15: 21 New
    +2
    800 meters? Interesting, but at least with 300 get?
  18. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 18 June 2020 15: 25 New
    +1
    would not kill each other with this "masterpiece" wassat
  19. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 June 2020 15: 34 New
    +2
    This is not a mortar hammer, unfortunately! To also successfully exploded in the hands of those who use weapons against the people of Donbass.
  20. Cowbra
    Cowbra 18 June 2020 15: 36 New
    +2
    Recall that the supply of hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers PSRL-1 from the United States to Ukraine began in 2018.

    They appeared even earlier in the "Dung", why Dung flew over a hat, that they were posing with them in front of the cameras - because officially the United States did not supply weapons to the belligerent country at that time wink
  21. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 June 2020 15: 40 New
    +4
    Ukrainian military spoke about the development of the American clone RPG-7
    Well, it’s clear, plastic and smooth, it’s nice on the cheek and warm, the handles are comfortable.
    barrel resource is designed for a thousand shots.
    fool it is necessary for 1 000 000. The life of a grenade launcher long and happy begins only after 2 000 tanks.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 18 June 2020 15: 49 New
      +5
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      it is necessary for 1 000 000. The life of a grenade launcher long and happy begins only after 2 000 tanks.


      By itself yes RPGeshnik, because nine lives, like that of a cat ...
  22. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 18 June 2020 16: 19 New
    +3
    In general, here the skakuas can be congratulated: the bandits (APU) received convenient and reliable RPG-7s, and regular thieves have mastered a lot of money in dohlopreziki. (The price of this RPG-7 clone is 4-5 times higher than the original). At the same time, the "politicians" proudly reported that they once again licked the owner where it should be.
  23. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 18 June 2020 17: 39 New
    +1
    They have RPG 7 in warehouses over?
  24. JD1979
    JD1979 18 June 2020 17: 54 New
    +1
    They called our seven some POSRAL first ...
  25. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 June 2020 02: 55 New
    0
    The resource of the barrel? At the launcher? Does the rifling fly off or is the plastic of the barrel breaking?
  26. Revolver
    Revolver 19 June 2020 04: 01 New
    0
    Will they break it?
    Lose it?
    Resell?

    Make bets, gentlemen!
  27. Normal ok
    Normal ok 19 June 2020 13: 19 New
    -2
    He shot, at one time, from RPG-7V. Liked))
  28. Signore Tomato
    Signore Tomato 20 June 2020 07: 45 New
    0
    By virtue of their history, pathetic Americans always choose a side with a lower level of development. Therefore, when Amers try to sell more high-tech weapons to the Aborigines, the Aborigines immediately resell directly from the warehouses to the opposing side, as they simply are not able to cope with this most high-tech weapons. Therefore, the amers had to make the simplest weapons, which they supply to countries such as Congo, Ukraine and Papua New Guinea.