SPG-9 recoilless rifle

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The SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) is a Soviet-designed 73mm recoilless rifle (more correctly recoilless gun, as it is a smoothbore) that first entered service in 1962. In service with the militaries of many communist and ex-communist states, the SPG-9 is also manufactured in China, Egypt, Iran and Pakistan.

SPG-9 recoilless rifle tripod mount - 73mm
SPG-9 recoilless rifle jeep mount - 73mm

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Specifications

  • Type: Tripod-mounted recoiless rifle
  • Weight: 47.5 kg (104.5 lbs)
  • Length: 2.11 m (83 in)
  • Firing Modes: Manual
  • Sights: Iron sights or 4x powered optical sights

The SPG-9 recoilless rifle is featured in the following films and video games:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Gangsters of the Ocean (Gangstery v okeane) Pirates Mounted on patrol boats 1991
Canadian Bacon Seen at the Hacker plant 1995
Diplomatic Siege Romanian police Mounted on an Automecanica Moreni PM 7 armoured vehicle 1999
Black Hawk Down Eric Bana SFC Norm "Hoot" Gibson Mounted on Chevrolet C/K pickup 2001
Black Hawk Down Somali militia Mounted on Chevrolet C/K pickup 2001
American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq Iraqi insurgents Mounted on pickup 2005
Casino Royale Uganda rebels SPG-9D 2006

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Generation Kill Episode 3 2008


Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
ArmA II Mounted on tripod and UAZ jeeps 2009
Project Reality Firing HEAT and HE-Frag rounds Mounted on tripod and pickup trucks 2005
Project Reality: Vietnam Firing HEAT and HE-Frag rounds Tripod-mounted 2012
Project Reality: Falklands Firing HEAT and HE-Frag rounds Tripod-mounted 2012



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