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SA-18 Grouse

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SA-18 Grouse (9K38 Igla) launcher and missile - 72mm
SA-18 Grouse (9K38 Igla) launcher - 72mm

SA-18 Grouse is the NATO reporting name of the Russian MANPADS 9K38 Igla (Russian: Игла́, "needle"), a highly improved and upgraded version of the SA-7 Grail and is the current shoulder-launched SAM (Rus. ПЗРК) for the Russian and former Eastern bloc armies.

The SA-18 Grouse and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

SA-18 Grouse


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The Storm Gate Chechen terrorist 2006

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Note Date
Battlefield 2 "SA-18 Igla" In twin turret mount 2005
Project Reality "SA-18 Igla" In twin turret mount 2005
ArmA II 2009
Battlefield Play4Free "SA-18 Igla" In twin turret mount 2011
Project Reality: Falklands In twin turret mount 2012
Battlefield 4 SA-18 Igla 2013
Warface "SA-16" 2013


PPZR Grom launcher and missile - 72mm

The PPZR Grom (PPZR stands for Przenośny Przeciwlotniczy Zestaw Rakietowy, or "Anti-Aircraft Rocket-Propelled Set" while "Grom" means "Thunder"), is a surface-to-air missile developed in Poland. During the 1980s, Poland planned to replace their old SA-7 Grail with a more modern system, but political turmoils (and the fact that Poland left the Soviet Bloc in 1990) left Poland without any modern MANPADS. The Soviet Union decided not to give Poland the licenses for the SA-18 Grouse, but in the turmoil of the Soviet Union's dissolution, the Polish intelligence system was able to acquire the SA-18's original design plans, using them to develop the Grom.

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Project Reality 2005

PPZR Piorun

PPZR Piorun - 72mm

The PPZR Piorun ("Piorun" being Polish for "Lighting Strike") is an improved version of the Grom developed in the 2010s.

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
World War 3 Added post-release 2018

See Also

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