Tag Archives: FSA

Update: RPG-7 Projectiles in Syria

What is probably an Iranian tandem HEAT projectile. Photo: Lens Young Homsi. In the weeks since I published my first piece on RPG-7 projectiles that have been sighted in Syria, a number of people have responded to my request for further material. As C.J. Chivers notes in this post: “The fairly small circle of competent and […]

Saudi Arabian Army ammunition in Syria

Much has been made of the recent BBC News article featuring an image of a shipping crate marked for delivery to the Royal Saudi Arabian Land Forces (Saudi Arabian Army), found in a Free Syrian Army base in Aleppo, Syria. Whilst the BBC article uses the term ‘Saudi weapons’ in its headline, the crate rather […]

RPG-7 Projectiles in Syria

A variety of RPG-7 projectiles have been observed during the Syrian conflict, originating from a range of countries. As well as PG-7V or similar unitary HEAT projectiles from Russia, Bulgaria, China, and Egypt, a few of the more uncommon examples are as follows: PG-7VR (Russia) The PG-7VR projectile, seen here in Hama, is a Russian-made […]