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RPG-75

Rocket-Propelled Grenade / Disposable, Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon

RPG-75

Rocket-Propelled Grenade / Disposable, Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon

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The RPG-75 was influenced by both American and Soviet designs of the period, resulting in an effective lightweight anti-armor solution.
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ORIGIN: Czechoslovakia
YEAR: 1975
MANUFACTURER(S): State Factories - Czechoslovakia
OPERATORS: Algeria; Czechoslovakia; Czech Republic; Georgia; Mexico; Poland; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Syria (National Coalition)
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SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Trigger Actuated; Disposable Launch Tube
CALIBER(S)*: 68mm
SIGHTS: Iron Ladder Sight
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Series Model Variants
• RPG-75 - Base Series Designation
• RPG-75-TB - Model of 2009; thermobaric warhead introduced.
• RPG-Nh-75 - Training ball variant; inert projectile used.
• RPG-Cv-75 - Fire training model; reusable model with 7.62mm barrel assembly for practice.
• RPG-Sk-75 - Fire preparation model; sans charge and explosive.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the RPG-75 Rocket-Propelled Grenade / Disposable, Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon.  Entry last updated on 5/22/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
In 1975, the former nation of Czechoslovakia adopted a new shoulder-fire, man-portable anti-tank weapon in the RPG-75 rocket-propelled grenade. The weapon was akin to the American M72 LAW (Light Anti-tank Weapon) and was specifically designed as a single-shot disposable system, discarded after use. The RPG-75 was influenced by the Soviet RPG-18 series which appeared in 1972 and was taken on by many Soviet clients from Armenia and Azerbaijan to Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The RPG-75 had a caliber of 68mm and an overall length of 890mm. As in the RPG-18 and LAW systems, the RPG-75 was extended when made ready-to-fire so its compact, folded down length measured a handy 633mm. Muzzle velocity was rated at 620 feet-per-second with a maximum engagement range out to 985 feet. Sighting was through a leaf-type iron fitting. Overall weight was 7lb. The fin-stabilized projectile fired had a penetration capability up to 300mm of Rolled Homogenous Armor (RHA).

A few notable marks of the RPG-75 ultimately appeared. The based model was known simply as the RPG-75 while the RPG-75-TB of 2009, an improved form, introduced a thermobaric warhead. The RPG-Nh-75 and RPG-Cv-75 were used in training and the RPG-Sk-75 was another special-purpose model.

The RPG-75 saw a modest library of operators appear for its time as a frontline weapon solution. This included Algeria, Georgia, Poland, Sierra Leone, Slovenia and various factions in Syria. The available Czechoslovakian stock fell to the newly-established Czech Republic after the fall of the Soviet Empire.








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