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AirTronic PSRL-1 (RPG-7USA)

Anti-Armor / Anti-Personnel Shoulder-Fired Rocket Launcher [ 2009 ]

The AirTronic PSRL-1 is a modern American interpretation of the classic Soviet-era RPG-7 rocket-launcher series - complete with modern flair.

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AirTronic USA produces a Western equivalent to the ages-old Soviet-era RPG-7 shoulder-fired Rocket-Propelled Grenade launcher (detailed elsewhere on this site). The product debuted in 2009 as the RPG-7USA and is also known as the PSRL-1 ("Precision Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher 1"). The 40mm is billed as an "Americanized" version of the storied weapon, available in 40mm caliber, and weighs 14lbs with a length of 950mm. The product is marketed as compatible/backwards compatible with all existing RPG-7 rocket projectiles.

The original RPG-7 series was introduced by Bazalt of the Soviet Union in 1961 and has since seen over 9,000,000 examples produced - making it the most successful weapon of its kind. The weapon was well-received for its relatively destructive capabilities with reasonable procurement and maintenance costs. It was easy to train and operate the system and a single operator could carry multiple rocket reloads into combat. Ambushing armored vehicles and convoys proved popular and the rocket could also be fielded as an anti-personnel measure.

The Soviet model has seen consistent battlefield exposure since the Vietnam War (1955-1975) and is favored by guerilla and insurgent forces as much as any single army - which keeps it at the forefront of hit-and-run assaults by lesser foes facing more established / organized military services. Beyond ongoing production in Russia, various entities around the world now produce a copy of (or variant) of the RPG-7 - such has been its influence on the battlefield.

The AirTronic version has a tube of machined (as opposed to cast) steel and accessory rails (MIL-STD-1913) are featured over and under the launch tube supporting AR-15/M16-style add-ons. The primary trigger/grip handle is integral to the design but the aft-grip is replaceable. As with the RPG-7, the PSRL-1's grenade rocket sits exposed and ahead of the trigger unit. The sighting device is the in-house PSRL 3.5x24mm Optical Sight though a flip-up iron assembly is also included. A single launcher is rated for up to 1,000 total lifetime rounds. Maximum engagement range reaches nearly 1,000 meters with an effective range closer to 800 meters. Back blast is out to 20 meters behind the operator / weapon. A trained shooter can manage a rate-of-fire of 3 to 4 rounds-per-minute. The launcher breaks down into two sections for ease-if-transport.

The Philippine Army contracted for 400 examples of the AirTronic model. It is also in service with American SOCOM special forces elements.

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AirTronic USA - USA
Philippines; United States
Operators National flag of the Philippines National flag of the United States
Service Year
United States
National Origin

Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.

950 mm
(37.40 inches)
Overall Length
950 mm
(37.40 inches)
Barrel Length
14.00 lb
(6.35 kg)
Empty Weight
Not Available.
40mm Rocket Grenade
May not represent an exhuastive list; Calibers may be model-specific dependent; Always consult official manufacturer sources.
Single-Shot; Reusable Launch Tube.
Flip-Up Iron; PSRL 3.5x24mm Optical Sight

Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information.

2,625 feet
(800 meters | 875 yards)
Max Effective Range

PSRL-1 - Base Series Designation
RPG-7USA - Alternative Designation

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