Helicopter RPG-7


Vietnam announced 128 downed American helicopters from Soviet RPG-7s

In Vietnam, they revealed the loss of American helicopters from the Soviet RPG-7.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the official adoption of the RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher, the Vietnamese authorities decided to disclose some classified materials regarding this weapon. As it turned out, during the period of the US war in Vietnam, the US Air Force lost 128 helicopters in this country from the number of only those rotary-wing machines that were shot down using Soviet RPG-7s.

“The popularity of the RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher is evidenced by the fact that more than 1960 million units of these weapons have been produced since the early 9s. It is the most popular anti-tank weapon in the world - it has been used in virtually all major wars and armed conflicts over the past 50 years, including the war in Syria. During the Vietnam War, the Liberation Army used the RPG-7 to destroy aircraft - at least 128 military helicopters were shot down, most of which were American. This can be seen as a feat of our army and people in the US Resistance War ", - reports the Vietnamese edition "Soha".

Today, Soviet and now Russian hand-held anti-tank RPG-7 grenade launchers are used all over the world, and, as statistics show, the majority trusts precisely Soviet and Russian-made weapons, while foreign analogues and copies do not provide the necessary reliability.