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The RPG-7 has become a weapon of choice among terrorists and insurgents. Somali militiamen used RPG-7s to down two U.S. Army helicopters in Mogadishu in 1993. The RPG-7 is commonly used by enemy forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, who employ them against vehicle convoys, checkpoints and helicopters.


First produced as an anti-armor weapon in the early 1960s, the Soviet-designed RPG-7 (rocket-propelled grenade) is a shoulder-fired, reusable tube that launches an unguided, rocket-propelled grenade. The RPG-7 is inexpensive, easy to use and, with over nine million made, readily available worldwide. Many countries have produced the RPG-7, including the

USSR, China, Bulgaria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Romania and Egypt.


The RPG-7 can be used against many targets, including vehicles, fortified positions, personnel, and most recently, against helicopters. With a skilled operator, the RPG-7 has a maximum effective range of about 1,000 feet for a moving target and 1,600 feet for a stationary one (although it is normally used from within 150 feet of the target).


CONTENT By CHAPTER


1.  INTRODUCTION, 31 pages:


a.  U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet - ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADES: OLD THREAT, NEW 

DANGER


b.  Rocket Propelled Grenade - 7 

From the Center for Army Lessons Learned - Thesaurus


c. A Weapon For All Seasons: The Old But Effective RPG-7 Promises to Haunt the Battlefields of Tomorrow


d.  RPG Encounter Modeling 


2.  Photographs

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
January 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
54
Pages
PUBLISHER
Jeffrey Frank Jones
SELLER
Jeffrey Frank Jones
SIZE
11.7
MB

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