JoonasTo wrote:They're mostly bad because all the systems in the game are bad in real life.
Not compared to infantry launchers they weren't.
Sure if you look at a single launcher vs single launcher but you need to remember that for every heavy RR, you would have multiple infantry launchers.
So, which ones would you rather have, the infantry launchers with the capability for simultaneous fire and better concealment plus dispersed firing positions or a heavy RR launcher that has worse rate of fire, worse concealment and fires from a singular position? There isn't much of a difference in penetration in the 80s and forward either. The only benefit of the heavy RR is range.
So you pick the RR for range then right? No, not in a modern battlefield when you have ATGMs available that are far more accurate at a far longer range.
So where do you have a spot left for RRs? And why? Well, they're cheap compared to ATGMs, so maybe if you're really poor you can't afford that many ATGMs. They're easier to make, so if you don't have the tech for ATGMs, you can still probably make RRs. These create a niche for them in the medium range where using them is cheaper(in money, yet more costly in lives lost) than ATGMs for certain armies.
But for most, heavy RRs are simply a thing of the past.