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    RPG-2 Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade (1949)

    RPG-2 Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade (1949)

    The RPG-2 was a post-war design with origins based in successful German war time production models.






    RPG-2 (1949)




    Type: Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade
    National Origin: Soviet Union
    Manufacturer(s): State Factories - Soviet Union

    Action: Single Shot
    Caliber(s): 82mm
    Feed: 1
    Sights: Flip-up Sight Rear; Forward
    Overall Length: 1,492 mm (58.74 inches)
    Barrel Length: 1,492 mm (58.74 inches)
    Weight (Empty): 6.24 lb (2.83 kg) Rate-of-Fire: 3 rounds-per-minute (rpm)
    Range: 656 feet (200 m; 219 yards)





    Staff Writer (Updated: 11/21/2013): The RPG-2 is a rocket-propelled grenade launching system. It can trace its history back to the end days of World War 2 where captured German-designed systems were now being used against their owners. Essentially, the RPG-2 is developed from captured German Panzerfaust grenade launchers.

    The weapon fires a fin-stabilized HEAT rocket round. The firer is protected by the launcher's wood-encased body running down the mid-section of the shaft. Basic sights fore and aft assist the firer in aiming. By today's standards, the RPG-2 is a crude yet effective weapon that has seen action all over the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Knock-off models include the Chinese Type 56, the Czech-designed Type P-27 Pancerovoka and the Yugoslavian-designed M57. ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com


      Global Operators  


    Cambodia; China; Czech Republic; Egypt; Laos; Libya; Macedonia; Myanmar; Poland; Soviet Union; Thailand; Vietnam; Yugoslavia

      Model Variants  


    RPG-2 - Base Production Designation

    Type 56 - Chinese-produced RPG-2 copy

    Type P-27 "Pancerovoka" - Czechoslovakian-produced RPG-2 copy.

    M57 - Yugoslavian-produced RPG-2 copy

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