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Is The "us Rpg-7" Actually A Thing Or Just Promotional Noise From Airtronic?


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#1 TOW-2

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 1927 PM

I can't seem to find any real data on actual use of a US-made RPG-7 in any combat reports or footage of US troops, so I was curious about it.



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 2019 PM

It was not supposed to be used by US, it was for allies (mostly Iraqis and Afghans).



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 1325 PM

Ukraine just bought PSRL-1 variant for the Azov battalion.

 

http://www.milmag.pl...iew?news_id=176



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 2143 PM

It was not supposed to be used by US, it was for allies (mostly Iraqis and Afghans).

 

Okay that makes more sense.  Thanks as always, Bojan.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 2151 PM

Ukraine just bought PSRL-1 variant for the Azov battalion.

 

http://www.milmag.pl...iew?news_id=176

 

Weird, you'd think an ex-USSR nation would have RPG7 tubes lying around in abundance.  Of course they might be getting on in age by now...and the Russians certainly aren't in the mood to sell them to them so...



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 0343 AM

Kickbacks or competition thinking between Poroshenko and Kolomoisky, the oligarch who owns Azov battallion.

Azov bought the variant that weighs almost as much as the original, and the only difference are Picatinny rails.

Poroshenko owns a factory where launchers are made, so could easily produce RPGs (if doesn't produce already) for Azov to buy.

 

Now, if they bought the carbon fibre variant, the Mk-777, it would make sense as that thing only weighs 3.5 kilos.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 0736 AM

Presumably someone makes a Picatinny rail setup to attack to an existing Soviet or Bulgarian etc. RPG-7?






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