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RPG-7
RPG-7 real life.jpg
Details
Weapon class Anti-tank weapon
Users Insurgents
Irregular Militia
Middle Eastern Alliance
Russian Ground Forces
Warhead 105mm Tandem HEAT
85mm HEAT
40mm Fragmentation
Guidance Unguided
Explosion radius 8m to 16m
Penetration capability 9mm to 900mm RHA
The RPG-7V2 is the Russian modernised version of the Soviet era RPG-7 launcher. The RPG-7V2 can fire a number of different types of ammunition, making it a very diverse weapon system. The modern upgrades to the platform include a standard issue PGO-7 2.8x optic with a special rocket drop compensator reticle.
~ In-game description

The RPG-7 is an anti-tank weapon featured in Squad.

General description[]

The RPG-7 was designed by the Bazalt company in 1961 and later adopted by the Soviet Army in the same year. The weapon's simplicity, low cost, ruggedness, and efficiency made it one of the most popular anti-tank weapons in the world and it has been used from the Vietnam War to the present day. Its aforementioned ease of use and cheapness allowed it to be produced in enormous quantities and tens of thousands of them were purchased by dozens of countries across the globe. Today, two versions are created from the original design; the RPG-7V2, which is capable of firing standard and dual high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds and fragmentation rounds, and the RPG-7D3; the modern paratrooper version of the RPG-7.

Gameplay[]

The RPG-7 is available to multiple factions and features different sights depending on faction:

Faction Variant Sight Warhead Explosion Radius Penetration Capability Role Rounds Added in Arming Distance
IM Flag.PNG Irregular Militia
Insurgents Flag.PNG Insurgents
RPG-7 Iron sights, ranging 50-150m 105mm Tandem HEAT 8m 900mm RHA Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 1 22m
Iron sights, ranging 100-500m 85mm High Explosive Anti-Tank 8m 320mm RHA Icon Light Anti Tank kit.png Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 1-2 24m
40mm Fragmentation 16m 9mm RHA Icon Light Anti Tank kit.png Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 2-3 24m
MEA Flag.png Middle Eastern Alliance
RGF Flag.PNG Russian Ground Forces
RPG-7V2 Telescopic sight, fixed 2.8x, 500m BDC (200m for tandem) 85mm High Explosive Anti-Tank 8m 320mm RHA Icon Light Anti Tank kit.png Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 1 24m
40mm Fragmentation 16m 9mm RHA Icon Light Anti Tank kit.png Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 2 24m
RGF Flag.PNG Russian Ground Forces 105mm Tandem HEAT 8m 900mm RHA Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png 1 22m

Rounds[]

105mm Tandem Heavy Anti-Tank 85mm High Explosive Anti-Tank 40mm Fragmentation
PG-7VR Tandem High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) Round.png
HEAT Round.jpg
Fragmentation round.jpg
The Tandem HEAT rocket is a pair of warheads that are designed to penetrate the heaviest of armor including explosive reactive armor. The first warhead detonates prematurely exposing a gap for the second warhead to penetrate through the main armor. The downside to this system is the sheer weight of the warhead, minimising its effective range.
~ In-game description
  • Powerful HEAT rocket. Capable of destroying or disabling most of the lightly armoured vehicles in one shot.
  • Recommended targets are heavily armored vehicles, including Armored Personnel Carriers, Infantry Fighting Vehicles, and Main Battle Tanks.
The HEAT rocket is a single stage shaped charge warhead that is capable of defeating a wide variety of light and medium armor.
~ In-game description
  • Effective against all types of armored vehicles.
  • Recommended to be used against unarmored/light armored vehicles including Technicals, MRAPs, BRDM-2, Trucks, and Armored Personnel Carriers.
The 40mm fragmentation rocket is a simple fragmentation warhead that specifically is designed to inflict shrapnel wounds to infantry.
~ In-game description
  • Should only be used to engage infantry as Fragmentation rounds deal very limited to no damage against vehicles.
  • Recommended for engaging targets behind cover or multiple targets that are bunched up together for maximum impact. Large splash radius.

RPG-7V2[]

The PGO-7 reticle (click to magnify).

The RPG-7V2 package adds the PGO-7 2.8x optic to the launcher, for both Russian Light Anti-Tank and Heavy Anti-Tank kits. This allows Russian anti-tank kits to better acquire targets and account for distance with the built-in projectile drop compensator reticle. This reticle accounts for all ammunition types.

The upper half (orange numbers on left side) of the compensator reticle is for acquiring targets with the Fragmentation rocket and the HEAT rocket up to a range of 500 meters, whereas the lower half (white numbers on right side in the image; center in the actual reticle) is for acquiring targets with the Tandem HEAT rocket up to a distance of 200 meters.

The lower-right of the reticle includes a stadiametric rangefinder, calibrated to 2.7 meters (height of a typical armored vehicle including the turret). The vertical gridlines on the upper half helps calculate lead for moving targets; the unit is in 10 milliradians.

Tips[]

  • With the RPG-7, the arming distance of the Frag, HEAT and Tandem (22) rockets is 25 meters; If a rocket strikes a target closer that its arming distance it will fail to detonate.
  • Make sure the proper round is armed in advance. Fragmentation rounds do not damage armor, but may puncture tires. High Explosive Anti-Tank rounds are effective against all armor types, and Tandem rounds should be reserved for the heaviest armor, such as Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Main Battle Tanks, when possible.
  • Before firing, make sure no one is standing behind you since the back-blast generated from firing a rocket can injure or kill anyone standing too close behind you.
  • It is strongly recommended to practice with the RPG-7 on the Shooting Range. The rebel factions' RPG-7 can be ranged (Default X key + mouse wheel) up or down by 100-meter increments to accurately hit targets at greater distances. The conventional armies' RPG-7V2 with PGO-7 2.8x optic takes some time to become familiar with but with enough practice can be used with deadly accuracy.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • It is the standard launcher of the majority of the Heavy Anti-Tank and Light Anti-Tank kits, making it the most anti-tank weapon in Squad.
  • The version of RPG-7 the Russian Ground Forces use is the RPG-7V2 and the RPG-7D3.
  • RPG stands for Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт - Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot in Russian which in English means Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher. An unofficial abbreviation of the RPG is "rocket-propelled grenade".
  • All available warheads are based on their real-life counterparts - "105mm Tandem HEAT" is PG-7VR, "85mm HEAT" is PG-7V, and "40mm Fragmentation" is OG-7V. Earlier versions of the game used real-life designations for weapon names.
  • In real life the OG-7V actually has slower maximum velocity (however, a much faster muzzle velocity due to the light weight) due to lack of rocket booster, it does not match the trajectory of "PG-7V" (actually supposed to be PG-7VS due to 400mm penetration).
  • The arming range of ~25m is not typical for Russian-produced RPG-7 rounds, but is a feature of rounds manufactured by Arcus of Bulgaria, which have an increased arming delay to improve safety for the operator.
  • In real life Russia has largely phased out weaker warheads with PG-7VL, a 500mm-penetration warhead capable of dealing with side of MBT turret much better in the 80s (where composite armor was put onto side of M1/Leopard2 turret); with some sacrifice to range/velocity.

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