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Rocket-Propelled Grenade / Disposable, Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon [ 1975 ]

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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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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

Czechoslovakia national flag graphic


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

State Factories - Czechoslovakia
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National flag of Algeria National flag of Czechia National flag of Georgia National flag of Mexico National flag of Poland National flag of Slovenia National flag of Syria Algeria; Czechoslovakia; Czech Republic; Georgia; Mexico; Poland; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Syria (National Coalition)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Fire Support
Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.

Overall Length
890 mm
35.04 in
Barrel Length
633 mm
24.92 in
Empty Wgt
7.05 lb
3.20 kg

Iron Ladder Sight


Trigger Actuated; Disposable Launch Tube

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Sample Visuals**

Graphical image of a shoulder-fired rocket projectile
Rounds / Feed

Single-Shot; Disposable Launch Tube
Cartridge relative size chart
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**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
985 ft
(300 m | 328 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
620 ft/sec
(189 m/sec)

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.

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