GarryB Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:43 pm
That is odd... does that mean they are not happy with the RPO-M?
The RPG-32 seems to be a reusable launcher for 72mm and 105mm disposable rockets in HEAT and thermobaric warhead types, which essentially means the RPG-32 can fire the equivalent of the RPG-26 (72mm) and RPG-27 (105mm) disposable rockets with a reusable sight and launcher component.
The Bur and RPO-M seem to be the same gripstock and sighting system with 62mm (BUR) and 90mm (RPO-M) rockets attached.
In addition to different calibre RPGs there are other rocket launcher types... both reusable and disposable single shot including RMG, MRO, RShG, RPO etc etc.
It appeared to me that the way forward seemed to be consolidating all the different ammo types with a few select gripstocks with optical sights to improve accuracy while retaining the variety of launched rockets for different purposes.
Now they talk about RPO-2?
I would rather see all the different rocket types and sizes all merged together with one gripstock and one optical sight... would need to be thermal and optical with a laser range finder built in with a ballistic computer included so you attach whatever rocket you have and lase the target and it generates an aiming point to improve accuracy and effective range potential... and simplify the rockets by making them munitions cannisters with no need for triggers and sights.