RPG-7


Type: Rocket Launcher

Nations: Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania, South Africa, Somalia, Pakistan, China, North Korea, East Germany+

Branch: Armed Forces

Time Period: 1961-present (2020)

Conflicts: Vietnam War, Invasion of Panama, Gulf War, Somali Civil War, Kosovo War, Bosnian War, Global War on Terrorism, War in Afghanistan +

Other Names: Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG)

Caliber: 40mm tube rocket

Facts: The RPG-7 is one of the most prolific rocket launchers in the world having been used in almost every conflict since the Vietnam War. The RPG is a light weight, easy to use anti-tank weapon. It is capable of firing both single stage and tandem HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank) warheads, fragmentation, for use against infantry or soft targets, and a thermobaric warhead.