In the Samara region, the antitank grenadiers of the Russian Central Military District destroyed the armored vehicles and manpower of the opposing force during the night battle. At the Roshchinsky firing range, the servicemen used the RPG-7B rocket launchers to destroy armored targets of the opposing force at distances of up to 300 meters. The RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher and now manufactured by the Russian company Bazalt.
To successfully destroy the enemy’s targets single rocket launcher crews fired at soft targets while combined crews targeted heavily-armored ones. In addition, the combat crews were required to quickly change their positions after the volley and be prepared for new firing. Practical actions were carried out within the framework of the 2nd combined arms army of the Central Military District rocket launcher crew’s field exercise. The exercise will be completed at the end of the month with passing qualifying standards in firing and tactics.
The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7B rocket-propelled grenade launcher has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960’s from the Vietnam War to the ongoing Syrian Civil War.