The photo above depicts a rifle grenade
launcher (bottom left) an RPG-7 and an
RPG-2. This photograph and many others, plus
works of art were discovered by 5RAR during
a bunker system search in 1969.
The RPG-7 (CHICOM Type-69)
is a muzzle loaded, shoulder fired anti-tank grenade
launcher. The VC and NVA used the RPG7V, a Soviet
produced short-range, anti-Armour, rocket-propelled
grenade, from 1967 against armoured vehicles, defensive
positions, personnel and even helicopters. This smooth
bore, recoilless weapon consists of a launcher tube
fitted with a simple iron sight or a more sophisticated
telescopic range-finding sight, and a HEAT rocket
grenade projectile with a calibre of 40mm.
The RPG-7 has an effective range of 300 metres against
moving targets and up to 500 metres against stationary
targets. The projectile explodes either on impact or at
its maximum range of 920 meters.
40 mm (1.57")
Weight: 7 kg (15 lb)
Length: 95 cm (37")