The RPG-7 (Russian: Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт, Routchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomiot; English: Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher) is a Soviet, shoulder-launched, anti-tank, rocket propelled grenade launcher designed in 1961 by Balzat, 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. It is used currently around 40 countries, and it is also popular with paramilitary and guerrilla forces.
In Battlefield Vietnam, the RPG-7V issued to NVA and certain Viet CongHeavy Assault kits. The Viet Cong are usually issued the RPG-2. It is equipped with a scope that adds a slight zoom and helps greatly for accurate aiming. The RPG-7V has very high damage and an effective blast radius, but its long range capacities are difficult to manage as there is a noticeable arc in the rocket's trajectory. It can destroy any light vehicle or helicopter in 1 rocket, APCs in 2 rockets, light tanks in 3 rockets and MBTs in 4 rockets. It is essentially an anti-tank weapon, however, its large blast radius can make it effective against infantry, even to the point of besting the anti-infantry grenade launchers like the M79 or XM148.
Because Battlefield Vietnam features different loadouts for each faction, this list may not be specific enough. Please see each faction's respective page for information on individual weapon kits and loadouts.
In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer, the RPG7 is often found on crates throughout missions in Serdaristan and Russia. It can usually be found where a tank or a helicopter must be destroyed
In multiplayer, the RPG7 is the rocket launcher issued to the RussianDemolition Kit . The RPG-7's US counterpart is the M136 and the MEC counterpart is the M2CG.
The RPG7 in Battlefield: Bad Company in the multiplayer map Ascension in Conquest mode.
In multiplayer, the RPG-7 AT in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the first rocket launcher issued to the Engineer kit requiring 0 exp to unlock. It inflicts more damage against enemy vehicles than the M2 Carl Gustav in multiplayer, but also travels slower and falls more steeply over long distances. When combined with the extra explosives specialization, the user is given eight rockets and is able to destroy some buildings without the need for ammo resupply packs. Compatible with the tracer dart targeting system, the RPG-7 inflicts limited splash damage against soft targets.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, the RPG-7 AT is issued to the Engineer kit. It features its standard iron sights and is similar to the RPG-7 from the base game.
It is noteworthy however that the Tracer Dart Gun no longer exists in Battlefield:Bad Company 2: Vietnam, greatly reducing the effectiveness of the launcher on helicopters and other mobile targets. To compensate, all regular weapons fire have been enhanced to deal damage to the UH-1 Iroquois.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, there is an Achievement/Trophy that requires to get a kill with the combat knife, M60 and RPG-7. It is called "Mission... Accomplished" which is a reference to the movie First Blood Part II, in which John Rambo uses these weapons against Soviet troops and Viet Cong soldiers.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer, Russian Engineers will always have an RPG-7 on their back, despite whatever launcher they really have.
The RPG-7 rocket in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will travel 25% faster if it is locked onto a tracer dart.
If the player fires the RPG-7, doesn't reload and swaps to a another weapon, then back to the RPG-7 the rocket will be still be in the RPG for half a second. It will dissappear when the player begins the reload animation.