The Rocket Propelled Grenade

Paperback $17.95

Sep 21, 2010 | 80 Pages

Ebook $14.49

Feb 08, 2011 | 80 Pages

  • Paperback $17.95

    Sep 21, 2010 | 80 Pages

  • Ebook $14.49

    Feb 08, 2011 | 80 Pages


“In this book which is the only English language book published on the subject, [Gordon L. Rottman] provides his personal experiences of [the grenades’] effectiveness, both from the receiving end of the RPG-2 and RPG-7 and the firing of them.” (November 2010)

“It is a fascinating look at the weapon of choice of terrorism and extremism around the world. One that is presented here for the first time in English and one that I can highly recommend.” – Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2010) 

“This surveys how the rocket propelled grenade, developed just after World War II, grew to have strategic influence beyond expectation. It’s one of the most important weapons of this century, and deserves this in-depth coverage.” – The Midwest Book Review (December 2010)

Author Essay

“For many years little has been published that covered specific weapons of war and I believe this has led to a significant gap on booksellers shelves. The new Osprey Weapons series hopes to remedy this by providing collectors, historians and enthusiasts with a detailed history of the development, usage and impact of the most significant weapons through history, from swords to machine guns. They will provide the reader with a good basic knowledge of the function of the individual weapon as well as a practical look at how they worked, or in some cases, didn’t work, in combat. I have felt for a long time that there was a significant demand for a series such as this, and am delighted to be both a contributing author and series editor. Osprey has employed many experts in their field I think the results will speak for themselves.”–Weapon Series editor, Martin Pegler

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