It is one of the least elegant but most effective battlefield weapons—the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), which since World War II has been a lurking threat to armored vehicles (principally tanks), bunkers and other structures as well as infantry and occasionally low-flying helicopters. Though it shares battlespace with more sophisticated weapons, the RPG remains a vital capability. Wielded by dismounted troops, the RPG engages targets in scenarios ranging from maneuver warfare to ...

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