The RPG-42 Alamut is a lightweight, reloadable and recoilless anti-tank weapon fired from the shoulder. The RPG-42 is most effective against light-armored vehicles and defenses, though when used against a tank, could neutralize it by damaging its tracks. The RPG-42 supports both AT and HE missiles, which makes it a flexible and dangerous weapon.
The RPG-42 is designed to neutralize vehicles and buildings, and gives infantry units an advantage over their opponents. The RPG-42 can also be used against other infantry units. The RPG-42 comes with ballistic markings to make designated targets easier to hit.
- AT or anti-tank missiles are used against tanks, personnel carriers and other ground vehicles. They lock onto the target and follow it, even if it is moving at a quick speed.
- AP or anti-personnel missiles are especially efficient against infantry units, since they are guided by following the crosshairs of the launcher. This is quite useful since a missile cannot lock onto an infantry unit, and will have to be controlled manually.
- AA or anti-air missiles are used against aerial vehicles such as planes, helicopters and drones. They lock onto the target even if it is moving at a large speed, and then destroy it. Some targets may begin flaring if they see the threat of this missile.
- The RPG-42 is based on the Russian-Jordanian RPG-32 Hashim hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher.
- It is recommended to let enemy vehicles halt before firing as both AT and HE missiles cannot lock on the target and are not laser guided.