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Aside from the AK47 there is no weapon more synonymous with insurgency than the RPG or rocket propelled grenade. This is the weapon of guerillas and has been that way since the 70’s if not prior. Its a weapon that is pretty cheap and also pretty raw. You may not know a lot about the RPG and lets hope that you never have to use one, unless that’s on your bucket list. Still, it is an interesting weapon that deserves a bit of your attention.
We all had that bazooka in our toy box. It was usually spring loaded and launched some sort of long rocket or spear shaped plastic projectile. The RPG is certainly not spring loaded. Its crude but operates with much more power than that. In this article you are going to get a feel for how this weapon of overthrow works and why it has stood the test of time.