Originally Posted by STURM
Adroth, have any army vehicles been hit by RPGs or other shoulder launched weapons, over the years? Also, I've seen photos of MILF troops with RPG-2s, do they have any
RPG-7s? Lastly, what shoulder launched weapons does the Philipinne Army use? Thanks.
I don't really have official statistics of vehicles lost to anti-tank weaponry. But we do know, that we've lost at least one V-300 FSV. The following discussion describes how an M-113, that fell out of formation, was lost during the 2000 campaign: How does the AFP use its tanks and fire support vehicles?
What is described above is reportedly one of the largest, if not the largest, use of armor on the Philippines since WWII.
Losses like this appear to be more the exception than the rule. From what we've gathered, mines and IEDs are more of a threat than RPGs. AFAIK
, muslim secessionists use BR-40s, primarily anti-personnel versions. These are reportedly hobbled together whenever they face the press. The actual fighters don't really have them in great quantity.
The AFP itself uses recoiless rifles and AT weapons in the LAW / Armbrust category. If they have other systems in storage . . . we haven't seen them.