This morning I was reading this months issue of popular mechanics,(I had to run home find a link and what not.LOL)I found this very intresting. The
insurgents are in an modern day "David and Goliath". The weapons they use are no better than Bow and arrows, comparied to the armies of the
For people that believe in God and the bible is the truth, Could history be repeating it self? Or could the Bilbe be seeing in to the future, maybe
the telling of David and Goliath was a seeing of the future.
In the age of night vision goggles and satellite-guided smart bombs, the wooden stock and rough handgrip of the RPG-7 make it seem only a slight
technological advance over the bow and arrow. Mordica says the weapon traces its origin to the Panzerfaust tank buster that Germany developed for
territorial defense toward the end of World War II. And that weapon, say military historians, was itself based on confiscated bazookas that had been
used by the Allies.
The RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher is one of the most common and most effective infantry weapons in contemporary conflicts. It is rugged, simple
and carries a lethal punch. Whether downing US Blackhawk helicopters in Somalia, blasting Russian tanks in Chechnya, or attacking government strong
points in Angola, the RPG-7 is the weapon of choice for many infantrymen and guerrillas around the world.
The SA-7 GRAIL (Strela-2) man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude SAM system is similar to the US Army REDEYE, with a high explsive warhead and
passive infrared homing guidance. The HN-5 ( Hong Nu = Red Cherry ) is an improved Chinese version with upgraded capabilities. The SA-7 was the first
generation of Soviet man portable surface-to-air missiles. Although classed as "fire and forget" types, the missiles were easily overcome by solar
heat and, when used in hilly terrain, by heat from the ground
The RPG-7 On the Battlefields of Today and Tomorrow
The RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher is one of the most common and most effective infantry weapons in contemporary conflicts. It is rugged, simple and
carries a lethal punch. Whether downing US Blackhawk helicopters in Somalia, blasting Russian tanks in Chechnya, or attacking government strong points
in Angola, the RPG-7 is the weapon of choice for many infantrymen and guerrillas around the world.
The RPG-7 is the lineal descendant of the World War II German Panzerfaust. It is relatively cheap, quite effective and found everywhere. The RPG-7 was
adopted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1961. Today, it is part of the TO&E of over 40 different countries' armies and several of these countries,
besides Russia, are licensed to build their own.(1) Other manufacturers include Bulgaria, China, Iran, Iraq, Romania and Pakistan.
The RPG-7 is a shoulder-fired, muzzle-loaded, antitank and antipersonnel grenade launcher which launches a variety of fin-stabilized, oversized
grenades from a 40mm tube. The launcher with optical sight weighs 6.9 kilograms (15.2 pounds) and has a maximum effective range of 300 meters against
moving point targets and 500 meters against stationary point targets. The maximum range for antitank grenades against area targets is 920 meters, at
which point the round self-destructs after its 4.5 second flight. The antipersonnel grenades reach over 1100 meters. Among the production grenades are
the PG-7, PG-7M, PG-7N, and PG-7VL antitank grenades with armor penetrability of up to 600mm of rolled homogeneous steel. The PG-7VR is a tandem
warhead designed to penetrate explosive reactive armor and the armor underneath. The OG-7 and OG-7M are high-explosive antipersonnel grenades.
Well, heres a start, if this has been done, so sorry. give me some input tell me what you think. Thanks
[edit on 19-10-2004 by SpittinCobra]