RPG-75

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RPG-75
RPG-75.JPG
TypeRocket-propelled grenade
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
In service1975–present
Used byCzechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland (limited use by GROM)
Production history
Designed1970s
Specifications
Weight3.2 kg (15 lb)
Length633 mm (folded) / 890 mm (combat ready)

Cartridgeone 68mm projectile
Caliber68 mm
Barrels1
Muzzle velocity189 m/s
Maximum firing range300 m
SightsLeaf sight

The RPG-75 is a portable, disposable, single-shot anti-tank weapon, developed in the 1970s in Czechoslovakia. It fires a 68 mm grenade (the projectile is not a rocket) with an effective range of 300 meters and maximum range of 1000 meters. It resembles the American M72 LAW rocket launcher. This RPG is recommended to be used on light tanks and armoured track vehicles.[1]

Versions[edit]

  • RPG-75-TB

Improved version with thermobaric projectile, introduced in 2009.

  • RPG-Nh-75

Designated for training ball firing. Identical with combat version, only with inert projectile.

  • RPG-Cv-75

Designated for firing practise. Contains embedded 7.62 mm barrel - reusable.

  • RPG-Šk-75

Designated for firing preparation, target aiming and trigerring. Contains no explosive or spotting charge.

Specifications[edit]

  • Length (folded for transport): 633 mm
  • Length (combat ready): 890 mm
  • Weight: 3.2 kg
  • Weight of projectile: 0.8 kg
  • Weight of explosive: 0.32 kg
  • Bore diameter: 68 mm
  • Maximum effective range against moving target: 200 metres
  • Maximum effective range against fixed target: 300 metres
  • Maximum range: 1  000 metres
  • Penetration: 330 mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA)
  • Time of flight to autodestruction: 3 - 6 second
  • Muzzle velocity: 189 metres per second
  • Operating temperature: −40 to +50 °C
  • Ammunition: fin-stabilized projectile with HEAT warhead

Users[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.saafmuseum.org/armament/310-rpg-75
  2. ^ Heitman, Helmoed-Romer (1991). Modern African Wars (3): South-West Africa. Osprey Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-85532-122-9.
  3. ^ "World Infantry Weapons: Sierra Leone". 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ http://syriareport.net/more-arms-trafficking-czech-weapon-appears/#more-206