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The '''RPG-7''' (Russian: Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт, ''Routchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomiot''; English: ''Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher'') is a Soviet, shoulder-launched, anti-tank, propelled grenade launcher designed in 1961 by Bazalt, and is the successor to the RPG-2. A weapon used for decades by Russia and the Soviet Union, the RPG-7 is manufactured in a number of variants by nine countries, and is now the most widely used anti-tank weapon in the world. It saw service during
the Vietnam War, and more recently in engagements in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. As of now, the RPG-7 is currently used by both the Alliance of Nations, the [[Axis of Empires]], and the Coalition of Independent States, along with independent factions such as Al Qaeda and the Eldar. The RPG-7 and the RPG-2 both have shaped charges to increase effectiveness against armor.