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« The RPG-18 Mukah (in English: Fly) is a short-range, disposable, light weight anti-tank rocket launcher made in Russia.
The RPG-18 fires a 64 mm warhead mounted on small rocket with an effective range of 200 m. This weapon is able to penetrate up to 375mm of conventional armor and is not reloadable.
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RPG-18
Arma2-icon-rpg18.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Rocket Launcher
Diameter 64 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The RPG-18 64 mm rocket launcher.

The RPG-18 is a 64 mm rocket launcher used by both the Russian Armed Forces and Takistani Army, as well as in limited numbers with ION PMC contractors in ArmA 2.

Overview

The RPG-18 is a portable, short-range, reloadable, unguided, anti-tank, rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

It can only be loaded with 64 mm grenades fitted with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads, and is accurate up to a maximum distance of 200 metres. The RPG-18 is not fitted with any optical sights or electronic sensors, and only uses a simple ladder sight. The sight itself cannot be zeroed.

Designed to complement the larger RPG-7V, the RPG-18 serves as a compact and lightweight anti-vehicle weapon that is fairly effective in close quarters against light-medium armoured vehicles.

Shouldered and ready to fire. Note the flipped up ladder sight.

For all intents and purposes, the RPG-18 is essentially the Russian equivalent of the American-made M136. Both are similar in appearance but is slightly lighter to carry, and utilises a flip-up sight which provides better clarity as opposed to the latter's obstructive ironsight.

Unfortunately, the RPG-18 also shares many of the M136's drawbacks and has several more caveats impeding its usefulness. A prime example is the RPG-18's smaller-sized HEAT grenade, which is weaker in comparison and can barely punch through the armour of Infantry Fighting Vehicles like the M2A3 Bradley.

On the other hand, its warhead is unable to inflict any lasting damage against heavy Main Battle Tanks such as the M1A2 TUSK; save for perhaps blowing one of its tracks with a direct hit. The RPG-18 is also restricted to a maximum range of 200 metres, which is 50 metres short of the M136's minimum effective range (the M136 is capable of hitting targets further out than 250 metres).

When compared to the RPG-7V, the RPG-18 has no utility outside of being an AT weapon. The RPG-7V has a wide array of munition types for the user to choose from, and can become an anti-personnel, anti-structure, or anti-vehicle weapon with one simple switch of a grenade.

Overall, these factors contribute to the RPG-18 being a mostly redundant weapon in almost every situation. Unless there is no alternative, the RPG-18 should be overlooked in favour of better shoulder-launched weapons.

Munitions

PG-18V

The RPG-18 only supports one type of grenade round. It requires six free inventory slots to carry:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive / Kinetic 300

The round is launched with an initial velocity of 115 m/s and will consistently remain at this speed for the entirety of its flight. The warhead itself has a blast radius of just 1 metre.

Trivia

  • Along with the M136, the RPG-18 is incorrectly shown in-game as a reloadable launcher. The real-world RPG-18 is designed to be disposed of immediately once fired.
    • Ironically, even the RPG-18's own in-game Armoury Description mentions that it cannot be reloaded.
    • And like the M136, the RPG-18's grenades also occupy six slots of the player's inventory. This requirement was likely implemented as a stand-in to represent the RPG-18 being a disposable weapon; simply because it makes it highly unfeasible to carry more than one grenade at a time unless the user chooses to forgo primary weapon ammunition altogether.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MRPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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