Everyone knows about the RPG-7. It’s like the Coca-Cola of the world of weapons. There’s probably no action movie where this rocket launcher doesn’t make an appearance.
It was introduced in trials in 1960 and was adopted by the Soviet army in 1961. Since then, the Soviet Union has distributed so many RPG-7s around the world that it has become as famous as the Kalashnikov assault rifle.
It’s a very simple, cheap to produce, and effective weapon (when used by a skilled operator). There’s no recoil when firing, and a wide range of grenade options make it a formidable weapon on the battlefield. It can be easily disassembled and carried in a small backpack, and it comes with several types of sights. Overall, it’s a good weapon that’s been around for over 60 years and is still in use on the battlefield.
We searched for one for our collection for a long time because we had some great creative ideas for this model. We found one that our soldiers found on the destroyed positions of the occupiers. It should be noted that the RPG-7 is reusable, and we don’t break the law, so we were looking for a pipe that couldn’t be used for combat purposes in the future. We found one that was hit by our artillery, burned, slightly bent, and welded in the right places by specialists to ensure 100% safety. It can’t be restored, so it will become a wonderful art object for us.
Our task was also to find the original sight, handles, etc., to make everything authentic and interesting for the future exhibit.
If you like the future exhibit or have your own ideas for creating something interesting from this rocket launcher, please let us know. We’ll find another one and make a great exhibit for you that’s safe and beautiful.
More information about the RPG-7 can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPG-7
More information about the RPG-7 in Ukrainian can be found here: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A0%D0%9F%D0%93-7
You can also see how the RPG-7 works here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfgLmDg-lWA