posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 07:20 AM
I dont think Michael Yon would post a toy. He seems to be the real deal. If you think otherwise, you need to take a moment to read his posts from
In the face of all this “new” controversy about “foreign” weapons in the battle space, I recalled some of the many photos I.ve taken of
caches of weapons captured by Iraqi and American forces in Iraq.
The RPG in the foreground provides a reference for dimensions.
Note in the picture above, that there is a trigger visible, and that the scope does not sit on top of the unit, but on the side of it. Also, the
image shows a second RPG, it helps as a size reference.
To me, it looks like a new small RPG launcher, for use against light armor.
I read somewhere that there is a new 44mm RPG out, and that it has
a mount for a scope.
Note in the image below the similar configuration of the larger RPG. The shoulder butt is below the tube, as the one above. The butt of the tube is
made to extend out beyond the shoulder, (and I assume the image above is a similar config), and the image below has a scope too.
Germany has a couple with a similar config.
As do the U.S. Marines.
I'm sure other countries do to. I don't know what country made it, but it looks like the real deal.
[edit on 2/13/07 by makeitso]