Nearly nine million RPG-7 launchers have proliferated around the world and to every continent including Australia. Furthermore the simple RPG-7 brought down more helicopters to date than most man-portable air-defense missile systems. The most practical application would be to throw it high over a tank so that it will drop and strike the top of the turret or the engine compartment. A criss-cross attachment pattern such as shown in FIG. It is equivalent to the RPG-7V2. But the latest version of the RPG, a staple in the arsenals of Russia and other forces, may already be a step ahead of the active-protection systems the US may soon adopt. Append content without editing the whole page source.
It can be mounted on armoured fighting vehicles too. This has the advantage of being self-adhesive. You will be able to leave a comment after signing in. The Institution of Engineering and Technology. However, it would be possible to reduce these dimensions if the bars could be constrained laterally without introducing structural members that could themselves provide sufficient impact to the piezoelectric element to set off the RPG. The RPG smooth bore recoilless weapon can be provided with two types of warheads, the TBG multi-purpose thermobaric and ATG anti-tank, high-explosive tandem-shaped charge. Yet it preserves weight and dimensions.
Even if it does not penetrate it can cause a bit of damage requiring the target tank to be repaired lest it suffer a weak point. Many military forum also provide massive resources that u can use in your project. And the purpose of this weapon is to counter active protection by trigering it prematurely. Motorized squads fire from inside buttoned- up BMPs. Joking aside jdun is quite right, wikipedia should always be taken with a bit of skepticism, people are always padding it with rubbish!
Accept all cookies Edit your preferences. Early HEAT rounds were capable of penetrating mm of homogenous steel plate, the latest versions over mm. When it penetrates, hot metal fragments from the armor are scattered violently around the inside of the vehicle and can cause personnel casualties and ignite ammunition and fuel. First, the bars must be strong enough to cause the outer ogive 2 of the RPG to become electrically shorted to the inner ogive 3. A second round will probably hit, even if the first one missed.