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RPG-2 with PG-2 rocket - 40mm
RPG-2 with PG-2 rocket - 40mm
RPG-2 launcher



  • Weight: 2.83 kg (6.24 lb) (unarmed)
  • 4.67 kg (10.3 lb) (ready to fire)
  • Length: 650 mm (25.6 in)
  • Crew: 2 including:
  • Grenadier: (carries the launcher with three grenades in special backpack)
  • Their assistant (armed with assault rifle and carries three more grenades)
  • Shell: PG-2 HEAT round (with RCL-type launch)
  • Caliber: 40 mm barrel
  • 82mm warhead
  • Rate of fire: 3 - 4 rounds per minute
  • Effective range: 100 - 150 m
  • Maximum range: 199.95 m

The RPG-2 (also known as the B-40 in Vietnam) has been used by the following actors in the following films and video games:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford Indiana Jones modified as a German anti-tank weapon 1981
The Killing Fields Khmer Rouge soldiers 1984
The Park is Mine Peter Langley Oscar Verdanken With custom cloth strip camouflage and fake PG-7V rocket 1985
Platoon NVA soldier 1986
Forrest Gump NVA soldiers 1994
The Pest Edoardo Ballerini Himmel Shank With fake PG-7V rocket 1997
We Were Soldiers NVA soldier 2002
Battle Royale II: Requiem Wild Seven member 2003


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
The Professionals . Terrorists . 1977-1981
Ultimate Weapons / Firepower archive footage 2010

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield: Vietnam 2004
The Stalin Subway 2005
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 2010
Karma Online 2011

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