Official Soviet RPG Manual, The
Translated by Maj. James F. Gebhardt (Ret.)
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Manufacturer part number: 978-1-58160-567-9
Operating Instructions for the RPG-2 and RPG-7 Shoulder-Fired Antitank Rocket Launchers. Originally issued by the Ministry of Defense of the U.S.S.R., with original illustrations. More than 40 years after its fielding, the RPG-7 remains a deadly force to be reckoned with. A recent Army study revealed that more than 50% of U.S. Army casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom were caused by the RPG-7. Every ground tactical vehicle in the current theater of operations, with the possible exception of the M1A2 tank, is vulnerable to this weapon. Having been manufactured in enormous quantities in both the Soviet Union and China and then exported all over the world, the RPG-7 is still and will remain a threat to U.S. military equipment and personnel for the foreseeable future. In this exclusive English translation of the Soviet military manuals, James Gebhardt presents the maintenance and operational information for both the RPG-2 and the RPG-7. A must for anyone interested in military operations, past present and future. Major James F. Gebhardt is a retired U.S. Army officer who served as an enlisted infantryman (1966-69), armor officer (1974-83) and Soviet foreign area officer (1984-91). Gebhardt performed military duty in the Soviet Union and has escorted numerous Soviet scientific, military and diplomatic personnel on U.S. military installations in the United States. 134pp.