Accession Number:

AD0783955

Title:

Shoulder-Fired Antitank Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Antitank weapons such as the RPG-2 and RPG-7, which appeared late in the Second World War, are now among the most commonly used weapons designed to combat armored targets. The purpose weapons is to destroy tanks, self-propelled artillery weapons, armored transportors, armored vehicles and various field type strong barriers and emplacements. The weapons fire powerful armor-penetrating shells, capable of penetrating the armor of any modern tank and destroying its crew, armament, ammunition and equipment. The operation and characteristics of these weapons is discussed briefly.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE