Military equipment increased dramatically new WPF2004 rocket infantry combat capability
People’s Liberation Army equipment 69 type 40 mm rockets, rocket launchers and new WPF2004.
According to china-defense-mashup network on April 25 reported over the past five years, China has introduced a new light infantry 120 mm rockets, this is the new WPF2004 rockets, rocket launchers for Russian RPG7 This grenade in China and many other countries are still very popular. WPF2004 rocket warhead weighs 3.2 kg, the effective distance of up to 200 meters.
article said, RPG7 launcher developed 40 years ago, is a cheap light anti-tank weapons. During World War II to a similar German made weapons-based research and development. RPG7 launch discouraged 8.2 kg, standard 85 mm anti-tank rocket weighs about 2.3 kg. China and several other countries have created a cheap RPG7 cloning and multiple rocket launchers. Standard RPG-7 rocket with shaped explosives to penetrate armor.
new WPF2004 fragmentation warhead rockets are more expensive hot or warhead. If the hot shells fired towards the building, then the effect and 2.3 kg of high explosives the same. Target shooting areas, RPG-7 the maximum range of about 500 meters, but larger WPF2004 range of only half.
many Third World countries have a basic RPG rocket arms market for sale, each can be as low as $ 10. Some financial warlords through adequate training in a very professional rocket RPG-7 gunner. Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia are the case. In Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorists tend to use in the field using RPG, against the United States infantry or vehicles. More expensive hot shells (each a few hundred dollars) the effect is not as effective power of a conventional explosive bombs (each less than $ 50).
article pointed out that China has one of each infantry squad RPG gunner, equipped with at least a 120-mm rockets. Others 5.8 mm QBU95 with seven assault rifles, light machine guns and a QBU95 QBU88 a 5.8 mm sniper rifle. Skilled RPG gunner, using WPF2004 rockets caused in fighting the devastating effects of the class, which is the Chinese army fired shells using these larger reason. (Spring)