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The RPG-7 Rocket Launcher is a widely used, portable, shoulder-launched rocket propelled grenade weapon system. It was the Mid-Range weapon of the

Taliban, and the Explosives weapon of the Somali Pirate.

Description

The launcher is based around a simple tube, 40 mm (1.57 inch) in diameter, 95.3 cm (37.4 inches) in length, and weighing 7 kg (15 lbs). The middle of the tube is wood wrapped to protect the user from heat, and the end is flared to assist in blast shielding and recoil reduction.

Stats

  • First Used: 1961
  • Range: 920 yards
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Length: 37.4 inches
  • Caliber: 40mm
  • Ammunition: Shaped high explosive
  • Muzzle Velocity: 257.25 mph

Uses

The RPG-7 model of rocket launchers was created in 1961. Previous prototypes existed before, but ultimately the RPG-7's design was the most successful.

Owing to its ruggedness, low cost, and effectiveness, the RPG-7 is the most widely used anti-tank weapon in the world and is still mass-produced today. It is used in over 40 nations and is popular with irregular and guerilla forces. It is relatively easy to use, and can be used accurately at distances of 100 meters with no prior training. There is an estimated 9 million RPG-7s that have been sold as of 2012.

In show

In Taliban vs IRA

This weapon was paired against the LPO-50 Flamethrower. The LPO-50 (or rather, since the LPO-50 is banned in the US, a substitute flamethrower) burnt its targets at temperatures of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the effective range (920 meters), explosion radius, and killing power of the RPG-7 were unquestionable, giving it the edge in mid-range weapons.

In Somali Pirate vs Medellin Cartel

This weapon was tested against the Car Bomb. Although the RPG-7 was portable and could be fired repeatedly at a distance, the edge was given to the car bomb for its better chance at killing multiple targets with its larger explosive payload.

Trivia

This weapon gets the edge for Taliban over IRA's LPO-50 Flamethrower, but lost to Medellin Cartel's Car Bomb for Somali Pirates (despite getting more kills in the sim).

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