RPG is a transliteration of “ruchnoy protivotankoviy granatomyot”), which translates to the English phrase “hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher”. Thus rocket-propelled grenade is a backronym. The RPG-7 is a widely-produced, portable, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket propelled grenade weapon. Originally the RPG-7 and its predecessor, the RPG-2, were designed by the Soviet Union,…

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