Russian RPG-7 Rocket Propelled Grenade Resin Display Launcher
New Made Item: Our solid resin Russian RPG-7 non-firing display launcher is nothing short of stunning. It really does look like the real thing from just a few feet away. It was cast from a silicon mold of an original RPG-7 in the IMA collection and therefore is not only an accurate 1:1 scale but has all the details of the real thing. It has been expertly air brushed to provide the cold glimmering look of steel and warm richness of wood. For added sturdiness we added a metal wire frame that runs through most of the more delicate areas of the launcher. The launcher with rocket measures approximately 55 inches long and has no moving parts making it perfect for display and stage use.
This is it, finally an affordable, safe, robust, quality display alternative to spending many thousands of dollars on a liability laden display launcher gun. Perfect for military enthusiasts, as a prop firearm for theatrical and film productions or one amazing childhood toy for epic war games.
Not only does it look good but it also feels good as this launcher weighs a hearty 10 lbs!
NOTE: Rocket is not detachable.
History of the RPG:
The RPG-7 (Russian: РПГ-7, Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт – Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot) is a widely-produced, portable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. It works by launching a 40mm rocket propelled grenade using the gases escaping the muzzle to expel the rocket from the tube. Originally the RPG-7 and its predecessor, the RPG-2, were designed by the Soviet Union and are now manufactured by the Bazalt company. The weapon has the GRAU index 6G3. The English-language term "RPG", meaning "rocket-propelled grenade", though frequently encountered and reasonably descriptive, is not based on a literal translation.
The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-tank weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in a number of variants by nine countries. It is also popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s from the Vietnam War to the present day War in Afghanistan. The RPG-7 was first delivered to the Soviet Army in 1961.
Accurate firing is difficult at ranges over 300 meters and with the RPG-7 the phrase "the closer the better" has always been true. During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the mujahideen tended to use the weapon at ranges of less than 80 meters. They were used in the Vietnam war to counter the introduction of the lightly armored M113.
The RPG-7 was used by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland from 1969 to 2005, most notably in Lurgan, County Armagh, where it was used against British Army observation posts and the towering military base at Kitchen Hill in the town. The IRA also used them in Catholic areas of West Belfast against British Army armored personnel carriers and Army forward operating bases (FOB). Beechmount Avenue was renamed "RPG Avenue" because it was chosen many times by the IRA to mount rocket attacks.
In Mogadishu, Somalia, rocket-propelled grenades were used to down two US Black hawk helicopters.
The mujaheddin (in Afghanistan) have formed armored-vehicle hunter/killer teams that work together with as many as 15 RPGs to destroy armored vehicles.
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- Barrel of gun has blaze orange barrel plug as required by U.S. imitation firearms law. This display is non-firing, not capable of firing any type of projectile and is composed of heavy strong solid resin, with a wire frame, making it totally incapable of chambering a round.
Generally this is considered a toy with no restrictions, however, some locations may prohibit this item, please check your local imitation firearms laws before purchase.
Not available to some countries without an import license, please check your nation's imitation firearms laws before purchase.
TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE CHAPTER 76 - IMITATION FIREARMS
Each toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm shall have as an integral part, permanently affixed, a blaze orange plug inserted in the barrel of such toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm. Such plug shall be recessed no more than 6 millimeters from the muzzle end of the barrel of such firearm.
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