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#1 Loopycrank

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 0727 AM

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Does anyone know what this is?

 

It sort of looks like it's related to the Armbrust/Matador, but none of the details are quite right.



#2 JWB

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 1114 AM

Slapped together homemade from different components.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 1508 PM

Isn't anyone wondering why Kristofer Hirvju is in these pictures?

 

/R



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 1907 PM

Isn't anyone wondering why Kristofer Hirvju is in these pictures?

 

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I see that they're now using thermobaric weapons against white walkers. Would make sense if dragons are no more.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 0844 AM

Slapped together homemade from different components.

 

Is there any evidence for this?  It looks much more professional than most of the homebrew weapons from that area.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 1444 PM

ISIS actually has standardized production of munition components and takes it quite seriously, given enough time, they would produce their own weapons as well.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 2106 PM

It has no sights.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 0706 AM

I think it has basic ones, see the left side of the brackets holding a tube protruding more than right.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 2356 PM

along with the instructions



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 1413 PM

It has no sights.

 

If God wills it, the projectile will hit. No sights needed.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 2105 PM

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According to the above ISIS publication, the launchers were manufactured by the “Industrialisation and Development Authority of the Islamic State ” and entered the service in 2017. They were presented as a shoulder-mounted, multi-role, one-time use rocket launcher that can be used by one fighter. They also attached tips on the correct use of the launchers, including the use of the right type of rocket launcher for each target. For example: shooting at the target when inside the range, lifting the nozzle of the launcher over any wall or edge 20 cm, use the ear protectors during the shoots, the possibility of launching rockets from narrow spaces or inside buildings without worrying about rocket fire.

 

There are four types of launchers and descriptions are also from above document:

  • The thermobaric rocket launcher armed with a thermobaric rocket, with a range of 250 meters, and the length of the 90 cm and weighing 10.5 kg. It is used to destroy fortifications and to target enemy infantry behind the barriers, inside tunnels and trenches, and can be used against vehicles and battle tanks.
  • The PG-7V missile launcher is armed with a PG-7V rocket. It has a range of 300 meters and a length of 103 cm. It weighs 10.75 kg. It has a HEAT warhead. Unlike RPG-7 launcher, it can be used in narrow spaces or inside buildings.
  • The short-range PG-9 rocket launcher armed with a PG-9 rocket – for SPG-9 recoilless gun – has a range of 300 meters, and the length of 90 cm, weighing 8.25 kg. It is considered the lightest launcher, suitable for urban warfare. It can also be used in narrow areas.
  • The PG-9 long range rocket launcher is armed with a PG-9 rocket with an additional booster. It has a range of 700 meters and 113 cm long, weighing 12.5 kg and is considered the heaviest and farthest range suitable for open areas.

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They also have sights, and soon after they were first spotted they started attaching instructions on tubes themselves. 



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 0451 AM

 

It has no sights.

 

If God wills it, the projectile will hit. No sights needed.

 

Maybe a new acronym is worthy here?

 

AGM- Allah Guided Missile.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 0625 AM

Quran as Gunnery Manual.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 1516 PM

 

It has no sights.

 

If God wills it, the projectile will hit. No sights needed.

 

 

For most Sunni jihadist groups that thought might hold currency, but Daesh actually has its terrorists practice and has put out lots of footage of its fighters being trained to use the sights on their rifles.  They're actually the only Sunni jihadist group I know of to ever show some of their rifles having their front sites adjusted for windage (the Houthis have been seen doing this as well, but they are Shia).

 

So their rocket launchers do have simple peep sights.  Not as good as the thermal sights on a TOW launcher, but often enough at close range.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 0209 AM

Quran as Gunnery Manual.

Life imitates art.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 0631 AM

It is a handy and useful exploit of the vast amount of SPG-9 ammo they captured and were supplied with. 



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 0934 AM

If the rockets are recycled from those for the RPG-7 and SPG-9 what, if anything, did they recycle for the thermobaric verison?



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 1145 AM

TBG-7? IIRC Iraq acquired those about 2011.



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 1843 PM

TBG-7V has a larger caliber than those other rounds though, and yet has got the smallest launcher?



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 0325 AM

Pictures in the brochure are not to scale, I think.






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