Anti-tank rockets: Rocket-propelled grenade, RPG-7, Panzerfaust 3, Type 69 RPG, MATADOR, LRAC F1, Panzerschreck, RPG-29, Breda Folgore, Wasp 58

 
9781156393659: Anti-tank rockets: Rocket-propelled grenade, RPG-7, Panzerfaust 3, Type 69 RPG, MATADOR, LRAC F1, Panzerschreck, RPG-29, Breda Folgore, Wasp 58
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Rocket-propelled grenade, RPG-7, Panzerfaust 3, Type 69 RPG, MATADOR, LRAC F1, Panzerschreck, RPG-29, Breda Folgore, Wasp 58, LAW 80, M80 Rocket Launcher, PzF 44, B-300, APILAS, Roketsan Cirit, RPG-27, PF-98, RPG-76 Komar, RPG-30, Miniman, C90-CR, Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher, M79 Rocket Launcher, RL-83 Blindicide, RPG-28, PG-7VR, RPG-32, Alcotán-100, 8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43, PF-89, ALAC, Backblast area, M90 Rocket Launcher, Type 78, RPG-75, Saegheh. Excerpt: A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) is a shoulder-fired, anti-tank weapon system which fires rockets equipped with an explosive warhead. These warheads are affixed to a rocket motor and stabilized in flight with fins. Some types of RPG are reloadable while others are single-use. RPGs, with the exception of self-contained versions, are loaded from the muzzle. RPGs are very effective against armored vehicles such as armored personnel carriers (APCs). In the context of "rocket-propelled grenades", RPG is a transliteration of the Russian РПГ or ручной противотанковый гранатомёт (transliterated as "ruchnoy protivotankovy granatomyot"), which translates to the English phrase "hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher". Thus rocket-propelled grenade is a backronym rather than a translation. The first Soviet "RPGs", RPG-40, RPG-43, and RPG-6, were in fact thrown hand grenades, and the acronym stood for ручная противотанковая граната, or "hand-held anti-tank grenade"-obviously not a launcher. The projectile of RPG launchers is similarly designated PG, (PG-7, etc.), which similarly stands for противотанковая граната, "anti-tank grenade". The RPG has its roots in the 19th century, with the early development of the explosive shaped charge. The development of practical rocketry provided a means of delivering such an explosive. Research, occasioned by World War II, produced such ...

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