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"The Swedish grenade launcher is older, but the RPG-7 is lagging behind": in the Czech Republic they intend to replace Soviet weapons

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The Czech Armed Forces intend to replace a number of combat systems inherited from the Soviet era and which are equipped with infantry. These include assault and sniper rifles, anti-tank systems and RPGs.


RPG-7 is weapon Soviet design that is still widespread and popular around the world for its ease of use and efficiency since its inception in the 1960s

- writes the publication CZDefence, noting that these grenade launchers "inevitably lagged behind" the requirements of modern combat.

The local upgraded RPG-75, the Swedish AT4, the American M72 LAW, the German-Israeli-Singaporean RGW-90 MATADOR, the Enforcer from the European developer MBDA and other products are considered as replacements. At the same time, the author prefers the Swedish Grg m / 48 grenade launcher, the basic version of which was put into service in 1948:

Carl Gustav is conceptually much older. However, it has undergone significant development.

As indicated, Hungary has already purchased the specified grenade launcher in the M4 version and expects to close the deal until 2024. While neighboring Poland is creating a replacement for the RPG-7 on its own as part of the Grot project.

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  1. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 23 January 2021 11: 40
    +6
    . "The Swedish grenade launcher is older, but the RPG-7 lags behind": in the Czech Republic intend to replace Soviet weapons

    RPG-28, RPG-32 are more modern. Let them buy, or nizya?
    1. Machete
      Machete 23 January 2021 11: 45
      +1
      Who buys? Oh yes, Czechs ...
      Have more questions?
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 23 January 2021 11: 51
      +1
      Quote: OrangeBigg
      . "The Swedish grenade launcher is older, but the RPG-7 lags behind": in the Czech Republic intend to replace Soviet weapons

      RPG-28, RPG-32 are more modern. Let them buy, or nizya?

      Are you jealous? Or you have weird concepts about gun advertising.
      Czech Republic is Czech Republic. And now she has nothing to do with us. From the word in general. What she considers necessary and correct. That is what she buys. Or do you consider yourself smarter than the Czech government? And do you know better what the Czech Republic needs for the Czech Republic?
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 23 January 2021 11: 53
        +2
        .What he considers necessary and correct. That also buys. Or do you consider yourself smarter than the Czech government?

        We were wrong. Not the Czech, but the American government. We do not forget about the Law on Counteracting the US Adversaries.
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 23 January 2021 12: 10
          -3
          Quote: OrangeBigg
          .What he considers necessary and correct. That also buys. Or do you consider yourself smarter than the Czech government?

          We were wrong. Not the Czech, but the American government. We do not forget about the Law on Counteracting the US Adversaries.

          laughing And what's wrong with ordinary Czechs? Do they have that the euro will fall? Or housing services, gasoline, food ............... are growing constantly? lol It's not our business for a very long time what and how to advise the Czechs. Now we can only suggest. Well, you can sell our products to Czechs in the form
          RPG-28, RPG-32?
          Now think about how this can be done, and whether it is possible at all. И, voiced by you the realities of the modern world.
          1. Petro_tut
            Petro_tut 24 January 2021 00: 43
            +1
            What he considers necessary and right, then he buys. Or do you consider yourself smarter than the Czech government?

            We were wrong. Not the Czech, but the American government. We do not forget about the Law on Counteracting the US Adversaries.
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            Quote: OrangeBigg
            .What he considers necessary and correct. That also buys. Or do you consider yourself smarter than the Czech government?

            We were wrong. Not the Czech, but the American government. We do not forget about the Law on Counteracting the US Adversaries.

            laughing And what's wrong with ordinary Czechs? Do they have that the euro will fall? Or housing services, gasoline, food ............... are growing constantly? lol It's not our business for a very long time what and how to advise Czechs. Now we can only offer. Well, you can sell our products to Czechs in the form
            RPG-28, RPG-32?
            Now think about how this can be done, and is it possible at all, and in the realities of the modern world that you have voiced.

            The Czechs operate the Swedish planes
            The Czech currency is the krone, at least for now.
            So the Czechs conditionally have independence.
            Well, Americans don't know where it is laughing
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 23 January 2021 12: 33
        +7
        And actually, why not be smarter than the Czech government? Or is it forbidden by someone. You have some strange reasoning. Maybe the person is really smarter. fellow
    3. Dmitry Makarov
      Dmitry Makarov 23 January 2021 12: 01
      +6
      Czechs buy outdated Swedish grenade launcher, abandoning more modern RPG-28, RPG-32
      And what's wrong with that? Thus, the Czechs reduce their defenses, it plays into our hands.
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 23 January 2021 12: 09
        +18
        Thus, the Czechs reduce their defenses,

        The Czech army refused to defend its country twice in the XNUMXth century. There is no reason to believe that she is going to do this in the XXI as well ... So it's just business and drank some dough ..
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 13: 39
          +8
          Quote: paul3390
          Thus, the Czechs reduce their defenses,

          The Czech army refused to defend its country twice in the XNUMXth century. There is no reason to believe that she is going to do this in the XXI as well ... So it's just business and drank some dough ..

          I also thought - from whom can they really defend themselves? Who is threatening them? And Cho, straight in slender columns, armed with Swedish Grg m / 48, will go to the front, beat the foe? Something I don't remember with the Czechs. They only know how to fight with ours in hockey. And when Hitler sawed them off as he wanted (with the tacit consent of "civilized countries") - well, at least one dog barked ...

          They would pay money directly to the American budget in the hope that "Abroad will help us" and protect us. They would pay for the opportunity and the honorary right to become a radioactive desert in the event of a RESPONSE strike against American launchers and bases ...
          1. paul3390
            paul3390 23 January 2021 13: 43
            +2
            Actually - the modern development of capitalism quite allows throwing out of the classical formula commodity-money-commodity that has become completely unnecessary commodity .. Loot should be done simply out of thin air. And you can also pay the colonial tax directly, without any covers in the form of purchases of unnecessary trash ..
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 14: 13
              +7
              Quote: paul3390
              Loot should be done just out of thin air.

              The same America has long been bringing your words to life, Paul. Now there are no exact figures at hand, but there is almost all of the budget filling - banking. And what remains is the service sector. And the "product" is for China ...
              Quote: paul3390
              paying the colonial tax is also possible directly, without any covers in the form of purchases of unnecessary trash ..

              And not only the Czech Republic concerns. What is, for example, the F-35, if not a disguised colonial tax? I'm not talking about its quality, no. I'm talking about its usefulness and applicability. Well, what for are they, for example, Australia? Who is she going to fight with? The Papuans in Tasmania seem to have exhausted everyone. Who else? Are they afraid of "Russian aggression"?

              Europe pays, the Arabs pay ... So why drive "iron" back and forth around the world? We would pay immediately according to your formula - "money-money-money" ....
              1. paul3390
                paul3390 23 January 2021 14: 24
                +4
                The bearded classics teach us that history develops in a spiral, returning to old forms on a new level. So capitalism is gradually moving towards digital neo-feudalism. Where should you pay the signor simply because he is stronger and can fill your face. And you can't leave him either, for the same reason ..

                Well, why bother with some kind of production in such a scenario? When can you take everything stupidly away? And so that there was order among the neo-feudal lords - the planet is divided into feuds according to concepts, and the population - the stump of serfs is clear. Only now they will be lifelong credit. According to the spirit of the times ..
                1. Zoldat_A
                  Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 17: 48
                  +1
                  Quote: paul3390
                  And so that there was order among the neo-feudal lords - the planet is divided into feuds according to concepts, and the population - the stump of serfs is clear.

                  Only now, damn it ... One of the tidbits - Russia - doesn't want to be divided into parts in any way. And in serfs - too. And how they would like to ... The blue dream of their pink childhood -

                  And if foreign soldiers appear on my street, I will open my safe. I won't pull the platoon, but I'll arm the squad to the teeth. It was a long time ago, but I have not forgotten the army. I will "please" several families in Idaho, Texas or some other Utah with fresh "plastics".
                  1. paul3390
                    paul3390 23 January 2021 17: 54
                    +5
                    I won't pull the platoon, but I'll arm the squad to the teeth

                    Perhaps my safe will not be enough to separate it .. wink drinks

                    But alas - no one will conquer us .. Why, when you can stupidly buy the ruling class? Actually - already bought. And he himself will divide, and turn into serfs .. Well, we - will have to treat this with understanding ..
                    1. Zoldat_A
                      Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 18: 28
                      +3
                      Quote: paul3390
                      Well, we will have to treat this with understanding ..

                      I'm afraid I won't succeed. What can you do - he was born so dull ...
                      Quote: paul3390
                      Perhaps my safe will not be enough to separate it ..

                      I still have my own quirk from the army (and who among us in childhood did not run around the yard with toy automatic pistols?). Yes, my father was all his life "turned" on this matter. After him, only three premium barrels remained. One - the dream of any American Negro - gilded. From Africa, he brought an award from some local king during the Soviet Union. So Idaho will "please" ... drinks
                      1. paul3390
                        paul3390 23 January 2021 18: 41
                        +4
                        "Possession of a weapon is not a right, but a duty of a free person" (c) wink

                        "The rifle has an inexplicable influence on the minds of most men and is the best example of adoration of an inanimate object, which cannot be compared with any other. Pick up a rifle - a really good rifle - and if you know how to handle it well, you go from mouse to human, peon to caballero, and most importantly, from subject to citizen .... Be careful with it ... Learn to handle her well. Make it a part of yourself, and you will find yourself in a different layer of human society."

                        Jeff Cooper "The Art of the Rifle"

                        bully
                      2. Zoldat_A
                        Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 18: 49
                        +1
                        Quote: paul3390
                        Learn to handle her well. Make it a part of you

                        My father taught me from childhood that the trunk is not a piece of iron in the hand, but an extension of the hand. The first time he shot at about 10 years old in a forest plantation at the dacha at cans from his father's award. I was learning not to close my eyes when firing and not to "scour" the barrel ... laughing laughing Then I got used to it ...
  2. Intruder
    Intruder 25 January 2021 08: 04
    0
    RPG-28, RPG-32 are more modern.
    well ... how to say ... a lot depends on the ammunition and its warhead, that's it! On the plus side, Gustav has a rifled barrel, which many other handbrakes do not have, and this is to make slightly different adjustments in use ...
  • Machete
    Machete 23 January 2021 11: 43
    +11
    Ballista and trebuchet are even older and more powerful than RPGs.
    Moreover, I come from the EU. I think we should take it.
    1. Petro_tut
      Petro_tut 24 January 2021 00: 45
      0
      Moreover, come from the EU

      From ancient Rome more precisely
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 23 January 2021 11: 44
    +4
    I strongly support the Czechs! Let them throw out all the RPG-7s, which are still being successfully produced in Russia, and now also under a new sticker in the "camp of the light elves", whose opa is diligently licked by the Czechs. Instead of RPG-7, let them take "Karl". Although he is ancient, but not bad. That's just for financial reasons, then the Czechs will have to reduce the number of grenade launchers and grenade launchers by 10 times that way.
    1. 2112vda
      2112vda 23 January 2021 11: 52
      +9
      It is not ancient, it is "vintage". They want to change, let them change.
    2. Tamer
      Tamer 23 January 2021 20: 12
      0
      I suggest the Czechs instead of Karl opt for the M72 LAW. If you "burn", then "burn"!
  • Tests
    Tests 23 January 2021 11: 50
    +9
    RPG-7 lags behind in what? In sprinting, swimming, figure skating, chess? Czechs what grenades for RPG-7, in what quantity, in what weather conditions, at what time of day, with what sights, at what distances and for what purposes have they been tested over the past 5 years? Testers - Czechs before the control, for comparison with "Karl Gustav", tests, RPG-7 operated at least 5 years, or did they take a grenade launcher in their hands for the first time?
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 23 January 2021 12: 15
      +5
      Good Evgeniy. Yes. In general, the RPG 7 wins only by its simplicity and cheapness. In a global conflict, this is undoubtedly a plus, but time passes. Gustov is not a bad system. Compact (only meter), a wide selection of ammunition (a choice of 20 types), accuracy , high range with a standard shot (700-1000m), the possibility of using a guided missile at 1500-2000 meters. Yes, it’s expensive. But we already have a seven to replace it. The same "Bur" and "Hashim".
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 23 January 2021 12: 43
      +2
      No matter how much the RPG-7 is accused of being "ancient", this gun still has the potential for further development! This is: 1. reduction in weight due to the use of light high-strength alloys, composites ... 2. development of corrected (guided) ammunition; 3. Application of a wide "range" of ammunition of various functionality and calibers! It is possible to create anti-tank ammunition to destroy armored targets from the top ... anti-helicopter shots ... mini-UAVs! In Germany they use their "analogue" of the same type of grenade launcher and do not soar! ("Panzerfaust-3" ... disposable ...) Although, in some aspects, the possibility of upgrading the RPG-7, in my opinion, came to the limit ... This, I think, refers to the possibility of increasing the caliber of ammunition ... To get around this limitation, you will have to increase the "caliber" of the barrel! At one time, grenade launchers of the same type with the RPG-7, with a "caliber" of 45 mm to 60 mm, were already being developed ... Still, the use of "innovative" solutions in the development of new ammunition of a larger caliber is not excluded! How it was done in the USA when developing the RAW 140-mm rifle grenade
    3. nonsense
      nonsense 23 January 2021 12: 44
      +2
      RPG-7 lags behind in what? In sprinting, swimming, figure skating, chess?

      So yes, the range of the shot with new, really effective against tanks grenades, only 200 meters +/-, "swimming" is generally contraindicated for him - the expelling charges get soaked, you can't shoot from the room (you will burn) ... So the old man RPG-7 is giving up. ..
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 23 January 2021 16: 05
        -1
        So from any grenade launcher to shoot from a room with an emphasis on the rear wall is fatal for "Gagarin". With a range agree. There really is one chip in the seven, in the absence of a regular shot, you can shmalnut with a mortar mine)))
        1. V.I.P.
          V.I.P. 23 January 2021 16: 48
          +3
          Not any of them. There are grenade launchers for shooting from enclosed spaces. There, instead of a flame, anti-mass from balls (some kind of plastic) flies out. Purchased for special forces
          1. zadorin1974
            zadorin1974 23 January 2021 17: 40
            +1
            Sorry, I have not seen such devices. But I have seen "Gagarinov")))))
          2. nonsense
            nonsense 23 January 2021 19: 31
            0
            just about, for example, the German Panzerfaust-3 ...
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 25 January 2021 08: 08
          0
          So from any grenade launcher to shoot from a room with an emphasis on the back wall is fatal for "Gagarin".
          with counter-mass (inert mass) in the shot, you can shmalnut from a closed position, they were created for this ...
      2. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 19: 41
        +2
        "swimming" is generally contraindicated for him - the expelling charges are soaking ..... why lie so frankly, the shell made of cardboard propelling charges are pretty impregnated with resins. which does not allow moisture to seep and swell, and moisture to the seven itself is on the drum. can be pulled out of the water in 100 years. small cleaning and oglu,
        PS. I don't even remember the case when the MC-21 was the paper cartridge swelled
        1. nonsense
          nonsense 23 January 2021 20: 34
          0
          Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
          , the body made of cardboard propelling charges are pretty impregnated with resins. that does not allow moisture to seep and swell,

          belay what is saturated with? does it mean that antique Soviet hunting cartridges with a folder (paper) sleeve DO NOT swell from moisture? (not to mention from getting into the water) - what MAGIC country do you live in? :)
          PS: what and who means "ogly"?
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 20: 50
            +1
            what is impregnated with? ..... resins, ..that I forgot how to read ..... the only thing it was impossible to re-equip like brass ..... the same housings on the flare pistols starting from the red signaling ending with chemical attack warnings, cardboard impregnated resins
            What MAGIC country do you live in? :) .... I suppose a person with an average intelligence can be used to guess .... Dementius, you both have an intellect ... strained something ...
    4. Avior
      Avior 23 January 2021 13: 38
      -3
      The Warsaw Pact, however ....
  • faiver
    faiver 23 January 2021 11: 50
    +3
    Quite logical actions of a NATO member country
    1. Semenov
      Semenov 23 January 2021 12: 20
      +14
      Quote: faiver
      Quite logical actions of a NATO member country

      Not only logical ... It is not clear why they delayed so long? Apparently, the owner was busy, did not insist.
      1. Petro_tut
        Petro_tut 24 January 2021 00: 49
        0
        It is not clear why they delayed so long?

        Love was on ne, so they pulled laughing
  • Genry
    Genry 23 January 2021 11: 52
    +2
    In the United States, they release their own replica RPG-7.
    https://topwar.ru/101757-modificirovannaya-kopiya-rpg-7-dlya-armii-ssha.html
    Soon the Czechs will begin to bend down to start using them again. Then they will ask why they gave up their own?
    1. Rose capone
      Rose capone 23 January 2021 12: 08
      +1
      Better than the RPG-32, now, I don't know, it's a multi-caliber one, it smacks with a 72mm grenade and a 105mm cumulative missile, it pierces both a tank and half a meter of concrete. Shoots from 200 m and further. You just need to set the sight switch.
      1. Genry
        Genry 23 January 2021 12: 31
        +2
        Well, I don’t know who is there in the United States to decide such issues. Maybe the RPG-32 will be copied in Chinese. winked
  • Sergey_G_M
    Sergey_G_M 23 January 2021 12: 02
    +3
    Headings as always))
    Most likely they do not replace, but simply came out all the guaranteed storage periods of ammunition and the question arose that they would remain without grenade launchers at all.
    And the fact that not our grenade launchers are considering for renewal, after all, NATO, their allies will not understand.
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 January 2021 12: 11
    +3
    RPG-7 ... popular in the world thanks to ease of use and efficiency of application since its inception in the 1960s
    And right below
    these grenade launchers "inevitably lagged behind" the requirements of modern combat.
    They would say honestly that as a NATO member they will not buy Russian weapons (the elder does not order). Slowly, with the development of resources, they are getting rid of Soviet equipment and weapons. Everything is natural and must comply with NATO standards.
  • Archemor
    Archemor 23 January 2021 12: 17
    +4
    What difference does it make to us than the Czechs will shoot at targets at the ranges? And what will then lie in warehouses. Well, the Czech defense officials want to eat, even if the main thing is not at our expense.
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 23 January 2021 12: 29
    +4
    No, how's a Jew? RPG-7 is outdated, that's it, I'll go and shoot myself from it ... Just don't squint my eyes so that new boundaries don't get into the field of view - we can't have anything except RPG-7
  • Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 12: 38
    +3
    I personally like that in the west, along with the crown, a pandemic of mental illness is growing, especially in the last 6 years .. the grandfather of the "seven" will live for centuries ... humanity will sooner die out than the "seven" ..... this idiot has a conclusion lower than a homosapiens with a low social responsibility ... whose world grenade launcher can boast of such a range of shots
    1. V.I.P.
      V.I.P. 23 January 2021 16: 53
      +2
      It is Karl Gustav 4 who can. He still has a rocket as ammunition. It was developed jointly with the USA (since the Americans have Gustav 3 in service, now they are purchasing 4). It hits a tank from above ... What sights on 4 gustav, there are none on ours and in the future, unfortunately ...
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 18: 51
        0
        It is Karl Gustav 4 who can ... no, he cannot, Karl has no tandem shots. exactly like thermobaric
        It hits the tank from above ..... not true, but only remotely and explodes over the target ... it hits the tank
        .What sights on 4 gustav, there are none on ours and in the future ... well, the PGO-7 is quite excellent. (Recently, both PSN-1 and NSPU-3 are being equipped). It was with such a sight that Mers Shevardnadze was overseen when the cortege was flying at a speed of one hundred kilometers per hour. the only thing is that the shooter, although a sniper, took a lead by 50 cm more, otherwise Shevornadze would not have existed for a long time ... and so, the vast majority of the shot down aircraft fell to the RPG-7
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 23 January 2021 21: 39
          +2
          "No, it cannot, Karl does not have tandem shots, just like thermobaric" - You are mistaken, they are shown here
          and PGO 7 PSN-1 and NSPU-3 sights to compare with the computer sights of the M4 makes no sense.
          "It hits the tank from above ..... not true, but only remotely and breaks over the target ... the tank is hitting the drum" - What does the tank hitting the drum mean - hitting the tank in the roof with a shock cannonball does not hit the tank and the crew after such a cover.
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 22: 09
            0
            You are mistaken there are they shown here ........ no, I am not mistaken, it is important to note that it is not window dressing, but really that Karl's calculations are ... but there are none at all. because they are outlandish, unlike RPG-7 shots, which has everything in abundance ... so for the sake of information. ..RPG-7 produced more than 9 pieces, not counting clones, and the shots for these 000000 cartoons can be roughly multiplied by 9 or even 10, ... all and different, so the probability of the calculations at par is much more scarce than the calculation " sevens "
            the defeat of the tank in the roof with a shock nucleus at all ... what kind of shock nucleus ... what are you spinning ... it is detonated remotely over the target, that is, a directed explosion of the warhead over the target ... well, a Humvee or a bobik will disable it, but the tank will be do not care
    2. uav80
      uav80 25 January 2021 12: 28
      +1
      If we take imported shots for RPG-7, even if only Bulgarian ones, then the range of shots will increase significantly ...
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 25 January 2021 19: 08
        0
        the seven eats everything, and the clones too, but the gusly only its own
  • hydroy
    hydroy 23 January 2021 12: 45
    -5
    RPG-7 is completely obsolete ...
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 23 January 2021 19: 00
      0
      RPG-7 is completely out of date ....... the crews of the Abrams Leo-2 and the Ukrainian T-64 are unlikely to agree with you, and even more so the dead crews of the turntables
  • Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 23 January 2021 12: 56
    +3
    As history shows, Czechs don't need an army at all. They need to dissolve it, huge savings for the budget would turn out!
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 23 January 2021 13: 54
      +2
      And she is already very small with them. Slightly more than 20 people. They have no one to fight with, except against the savages on the road in the American train.
  • Prisoner
    Prisoner 23 January 2021 13: 25
    +2
    They write and write. The paper will stand up to everything, but people will do it.
  • Coconut
    Coconut 23 January 2021 14: 59
    +1
    Germany, Italy, France and Great Britain gave the "green light" to the process of eliminating the sovereignty of Czechoslovakia .... again poking the Czechs in the same w..y ?? your politicians are idiots ..
  • Growlers
    Growlers 23 January 2021 15: 48
    +5
    Czech generals and politicians should receive their "legal kickbacks"
  • Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 16: 30
    -1
    Yes, let them change, what is it to us?

    Grg m / 48, literally the 1948 model "Carl Gustav"
    Fresh, like rotten surstroemming)))
    1. V.I.P.
      V.I.P. 23 January 2021 16: 56
      +1
      Now the 4th generation of Gustav. It has nothing from the former, except for the name. Check out the stats of Carl Gustav 4 and its ammunition before trying to compare it to the old RPG-7.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 22: 43
        -1
        So I don't argue. The weapon is being upgraded. As well as RPG-7. Examine the materiel.
  • Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 25 January 2021 08: 00
    +1
    let them do what they want. if Soviet is so disgusting, their right