Object Title

Rocket launcher - RPG-7

Rocket launcher - RPG-7

Date

1988

Object Number

XXVIF.189

Provenance

Presented by the Ministry of Defence, 11 December 1991. Used by Iraqi forces during the Gulf War, 1991

Physical Description

Comprising a long, flaring tube, with a swollen centre section covered with a plastic heat shield retained by jubilee clips. At the front of the centre section is a hand grip, and at the front is a hand grip with a trigger at the front acting on a hammer at the rear, which acts upwards onto a nipple at the bottom of the tube. The adjustable, folding, rear sight is calibrated 1-5 (100-500 m), and the folding fore sight is marked +

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 95.3 cm (37.5 in)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3540

Calibre

40 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

The trigger grip is marked at the right AL-NASIRAH CAL 40mmMADE IN IRAQ, and the same in Arabic at the left, with the serial number 3540-88. The sights are inscribed 3540 by hand

Associations

Notes

For the type, see I. V. Hogg (ed.), 'Jane's infantry weapons 1983-84', London, pp. 691-2.