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« The SPG-9 Kopye (in English: Spear) is a Russian recoilless gun. It fires fin-stabilized, rocked-assisted 73 mm HE or HEAT projectiles with effective range of about 800 m.
The SPG-9 is usually used as a light anti-tank weapon, transported by vehicles.
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SPG-9 73 mm
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Faction - CDF
- ChDKZ
- NAPA
- Takistani Militia
- Takistani Rebels
Type Recoilless Anti-Tank Gun
Caliber 73 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The SPG-9 is a 73 mm anti-tank gun that is used by several BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The SPG-9 is a static/vehicle-mounted recoilless gun that is chambered to fire 73 mm grenade rounds.

It has a maximum fire rate of only 20 rounds per minute. The SPG-9 uses a simple optical sight with range markings that allow it to be used up to maximum distance of 800 metres.

Both vehicle-mounted and static SPG-9s can load grenade rounds fitted with either high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) or high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warheads. SPG-9s usually have up to 10 HE-Frag and 5 more HEAT grenades spare as part of their loadouts, and can be swivelled to maximum of 45 degrees in both directions.

The SPG-9 serves as a low-tech vehicle/static AT launcher. Commonly mounted onto Offroads and UAZ-469s, it's mainly employed by factions which cannot afford to use more expensive guided launchers like the CDF or militia groups allied to the Takistani Army.

Naturally, a consequence of this compromise is that the SPG-9 lacks utility as a long range weapon compared to the Russian Metis AT-13. Other drawbacks include its mediocre sights which cannot toggle thermal/night vision modes, and cannot zoom as far either.

It should be noted that both rounds (PG-9N/OG-9V) have minimum fuse ranges of 5 and 12 metres respectively; below those distances it will not explode on impact and will simply self-destruct after a few seconds.

Munitions Edit

The SPG-9 is able to load two types of grenade rounds:

PG-9N Edit

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PG-9N

Uses a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.

The PG-9N has moderate armour piercing capabilities and damage-wise lies between the RPG-7V's standard PG-7V and the heavier PG-7VL grenade.

While it technically can pierce through the armour of medium IFVs such as the BTR-90, it's better employed against lighter vehicles like the BTR-60 instead since the charge is fairly weak. Main Battle Tanks will also be practically immune to the PG-9N unless multiple direct hits on the engine are scored.

It has an initial launch velocity speed of 435 m/s and a maximum of 700 m/s.

OG-9V Edit

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OG-9V

Standard issue grenade round. Uses a high-explosive fragmentation (HE-Frag) warhead.

The OG-9V is an anti-personnel grenade and completely lacks any AT capability. It has the 2.5 times the splash radius of the PG-9N round, and is very effective when used against clumped-up infantry targets along with most unarmoured vehicles.

It has an initial launch velocity speed of 316 m/s and a maximum of 700 m/s.

Trivia Edit

  • SPG-9s used by all pre-Operation Arrowhead factions cannot be unpacked from or packed into a man-portable backpack.
    • This is because ArmA 2 units from the base game lack the ability to carry backpacks in the first place and therefore do not require backpacks for them.

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