The RPG-7 (Russian: РПГ-7) is a portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Originally the RPG-7 (Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт – Ruchnoy Protivotankovyi Granatomyot – Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher) and its predecessor, the RPG-2, were designed by the Soviet Union; it is now manufactured by the Russian company Bazalt. The weapon has the GRAU index (Russian armed forces index) 6G3.
The RPG-7 was first delivered to the Soviet Army in 1961 and deployed at squad level. The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s from the Vietnam War to the early 2010s War in Afghanistan.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B, 9-A with certain advanced warheads
Name: RPG-7, РПГ-7, Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher (with different models)
Origin: Real Life
Type: Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
Powers and Abilities: Launches grenades at high speeds and explodes upon impact, used as an anti tank weapon as well as anti-building weapons.
Attack Potency: At least Wall level with normal warheads (Can easily destroy cars, small aircrafts, concrete walls and penetrate reinforced steel; explosive yield at around 0.21~2.1 kg of explosives), Small Building level with TBG-7V warheads (TBG-7V thermobaric warheads are used in attacking bunkers and buildings. Its theoretical explosive yield from its 10 meter lethal blast radius should be ~95,298,833 J)
Range: 200 m (effective) / 500 m (maximum) firing range against moving objects; self detonates at up to 920 m against stationary targets. TBG-7V thermobaric warheads have a lethal blast radius of 10 m. OG-7V fragmentation warheds have a lethal blast radius of 150 m against non body armor objects (7 m against body armor objects).
Weaknesses: Hit probability decreases when firing in a crosswind due to the unusual behaviour of the round; in an 11-kilometre-per-hour (6.8 mph) (3 m/s) wind, the gunner can not expect to get a first-round hit more than 50% of the time beyond 180 m.