Automatic grenade launcher

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  1. Akim

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    Grenade launcher AG-2
    First in the world, the automatic grenade launcher AG - 2 constructor Taubina had a caliber a 40,6 mm and used live ammunitions, created on the base of regular rifle grenade of the system Dyakonov.
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    This weapon had a story feed and assumed firing single shots and turns, by a direct fire or on a mounted trajectory. Originally grenade launcher of installed on a tripod machine-tool, later on the light infantry wheeled machine-tool on the type of machine-tool for a Maxim machine gun (1910).
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    Tactical descriptions
    Caliber, mm 40,8
    Mass, kg 45,5
    Battle descriptions
    Distance of direct shot, m 1250
    Mass of grenade, kg 0,59
    Initial velocity of grenade, m/with 120-130
    Battle rate r/m
    type (magazine) 50-60
    type (tape) 450-460
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    History
    The idea of automatic grenade launcher found oponent in the person of chief of the Artillery management Red Army General Kulic and some other leaders. In 1937-1938 on the comparative tests of mortars and grenade launchers of company link the grenade launcher of Taubina was rejected, was given preference to the 50-мм mortar of 1938 constructions of Sharygina, which was accepted on an armament. In November, 1938 the marine tests of the grenade launcher system Taubin were conducted on бронекатере of type of "D" of the " military flotilla of the Dnepr". On their results the management of armament of Navy ordered small series in January, 1939, but soon gave up this order. In the limited amounts the grenade launcher of Taubina was enough successfully used by Red Army in winter war by Finland, however soon all works on an automatic grenade launcher were stopped.
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    The Yakov Taubin to be arrested and shot up in 22 October 1941 year
     
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    Automatic grenade launcher RG-1
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    Intended for strengthening of fire support of platoon, airmobile and intelligence units.
    Grenade launcher of is worked out on productive association of "Yuzhmash", ( volume which produces spaceships freighters). Firing can be conducted in the single and automatic mode.
    Shooting is allowed from the hands.
    A grenade launcher of uses is all types of grenades VOG- 17.
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    There is a reducer for replacement of serve from a store to the standard tape from AGS- 17.
    There is possibility of setting of all types of sights.
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    Tactical descriptions
    Caliber, mm 30 mm
    A serve ammunitions is a store (tape);
    ia rate of fire
    type a store of 30 rounds/min
    type a tape of 150 rounds/min
    Distance of the effective firing
    From hands 400 meters
    Prepared firing position 1000 meters;
    - -Weight of grenade launcher ( by the store) - 9,5 kilograms
    - -Capacity of store - 5 grenades
    - -Capacity of tape - 29 grenades
    - Mass of box with shots: 14,5 kg
    - -The used ammunitions are fragmentation, smoke and cumulative;
    - -Speed of flight of shot is a 185 m/s;
    At the present time a grenade launcher passes service testing.
     
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    Mk 19 grenade launcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    GMG and .50 cal HMG
     
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    Russian AGS-30 on tripod - 30mm
     
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    Our generals have disgusting their Impact - they always prepare to "past war". And they reject new developments of engineers. Only when Vietnameses got to them Мк19 they understood as far as this type of weapon is good, although a similar grenade launcher was created in the USSR 30 years ago! So was Bazooka and Panzerfaust. Only while did not see them in operations began to begin to think "And why for us such are not present?". They were, simply their creators were shot up to WW2.
    Understood that made a mistake and created in 1971 AGS- 17.
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    6G 30 revolver grenade launcher

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    Specifications 6G30
    Caliber..........................................................................40 mm
    Rounds...................VOG-25, VOG-25P, GRD-40 and "Gvozd" (Nail)
    Number of barrels................................................................6
    Weapon weight w/o rounds........................................6,2 kg
    Weapon length:
    in combat position...................................................690 mm
    on the march position..............................................520 mm
    Muzzle velocity of a grenade..................................73,5 m/sec
    Effective rate of fire..........................no less than 12-15 rds/min
    Max.range of fire.....................................................380±15 m

    Developed in 1993 by designers of the TsKIB SOO V.N. Telesh and B.A. Borzov. Experimental grenade launchers were tested in the combat environment in Chechnya and gained positive comments on their effectiveness. The RG-6 design(lndex 6G30) is noted for its simplicity and production effectiveness developed on the design configuration of the unit of barrels rotated by a winding spring and a self-cocking firing mechanism. The winding spring operates on the torsion principle and is being activated via rotation of the barrels' unit during the loading. The unit of the barrels comprises six 40 mm "rifle grenade discharges"
    The RG-1 single-loaded grenade launcher was being developed paralleled to the RG-6.
     
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    QLB-06 / QLZ-87B semi-automatic grenade launcher

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    Caliber: 35mm
    Type: gas operated, magazine fed semi-automatic grenade launcher
    Overall length: 1046 mm
    Weight: 9,1 kg unloaded
    Effective range: up to 600 m (point targets), 1000 m (area targets)
    Feed and capacity: drum magazine, 4 or 6 rounds

    QLZ-87 automatic grenade launcher (China)
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    Caliber: 35mm
    Type: gas operated, magazine fed automatic grenade launcher
    Overall length: 970 mm
    Weight: 12 kg in light configuration (with scope and bipod, less magazine); 20kg on tripod, less magazine
    Effective range: up to 600 m point targets; 1700 m maximum.
    Rate of fire: 500 rounds per minute
     
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    M32 MGL

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    Specifications
    Cartridge 40x46mm grenade
    40x51mm grenade (XRGL40)
    Action Double action
    Rate of fire 3 rounds/sec (MGL) (rapid fire)
    2 rounds/sec (XRGL40) (rapid fire)
    18-21 rounds/min (sustained)
    Muzzle velocity 76 m/s (249 ft/s) (MGL)
    125 m/s (410.1 ft/s) (XRGL40)
    Effective range 375 m
    800 m (ERLP ammunition)
    Maximum range 400 m
    Feed system 6-Round, Revolving, Swing Out-Type Cylinder

    The MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) is a lightweight, low velocity 40 mm semi-automatic, 6-shot grenade launcher developed and manufactured in South Africa by Milkor (Pty) Ltd.Two "product improved" variants were introduced in 2004 by Milkor USA. The first is the Mk 1S, which replaces the aluminum frame of the Mk 1 with a stronger stainless steel body, a conventional trigger unit, and Picatinny rail support at the top, sides and bottom of the forend. The second variant is the MGL-140 or Mk 1L, with the same features as the Mk 1S, but with a 140 mm (5.5 in) long cylinder to fit special-purpose grenades such as tear gas canisters and less-lethal impact rounds that are too long to fit in the other models shorter cylinder. The MGL-140/Mk 1L also features a sliding buttstock
     
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    Father to the above guns -
    Good old MGL MK 1 (also used by the Indian Army).
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    Mk47 Striker40

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    Specifications

    Main weapon caliber (mm) 40
    Weight (kg) 18
    Length (mm) 930
    Width (mm) 280
    Muzzle velocity (m/s) 240
    Firing range (m) 1500
    Rate of fire (rds/min) 300


    The Mk 47 Grenade Machine Gun, also known as the Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL) System and sold commercially as the Striker 40, is a reliable, portable 40mm grenade weapon system suited for mobile, tactical combat soldier units. The weapon integrates sensing, targeting and computer-programming technology. The Mk 47 low-recoil weapon system is 100 pounds lighter than the Mk 19 Mod 3 at 39.6 Pounds versus 140 pounds. It features quick detach barrel for ease of transport. It fires standard NATO 40x53mm linked grenades, including programmable airburst ammunition. The Mk 47 fires from an advanced lightweight tripod, and universal vehicle mount.

    The Computing Devices Canada electronic fire-control system is mounted on the right side of the weapon and allows for rapid target acquisition and provides a head-up display on a flat screen. The display is adjustable and can be detached. Power is from the vehicle or internal NATO standard battery which has sufficient power for 8 hours.

    It comprises a Lightweight Video Sight (LVS) with built-in third-generation image intensifier with a magnification of x9 and has an eye-safe laser rangefinder with a range of 40 to 2,000 m and an accuracy of 1 m. It also has a ballistic computer, azimuth reading, ammunition mode and is day/night switchable.

    Once the operator has ranged onto the target the fire-control system automatically computes a target solution and programmes the chambered 40 mm round before it is fired. There is also a back-up sight.
     
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    Y3 AGL 40mm AGL

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    Specifications
    Weight 32 kg (weapon),18 kg (tripod)
    Length 844 mm
    Barrel length 300 mm (12 in)
    Cartridge 40 mm grenade
    Action long recoil
    Rate of fire 280–320 rounds/min
    Muzzle velocity 242 m/s
    Maximum range 2200 m
    Feed system 20 round belt
    Sights optical or electronic (ballistic computer)
     
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    Grenade launcher of PAW - 20 worked out by a company Gemaco Elbree Pty Ltd (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA).
    PAW - 20 20-мм is a self-loading hand story grenade launcher, his basic setting - to serve as the weapon of support of infantry in a link a separation is a platoon.
    Primary purposes for the grenade launcher of PAW - 20 is an infantry of opponent (both on the stretch of open country and after light shelters), unarmoured military equipment, cars, airplanes and helicopters on a stand, light structures.
    PAW - 20 uses specially worked out low-momentum 20-millimetric ammunitions of dimension of 20х42 mm, that allows to conduct a fire from hands, or carriage, necessary for other types of weapon of such caliber. Ammunitions for PAW - 20 developed on the base of shells from 20-мм of automatic guns, equipped in the shortened cylindrical shells long 42 мм.

    Arrangement of weapon is unusual enough - the pistol handle of fire-control is taken away to the right of axis of weapon and located next to the receiver of box, that provides optimal direction of return - for a barrel box in the rifle butt of rifle.
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    Live ammunitions for PAW - 20 developed on the base of shells from 20-мм of automatic guns, equipped in the shortened cylindrical shells long 42 мм. the Basic types ammunitions - HEI-Frag and HE-Frag, API and practical rounds.
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    Mode of fire - only by single shots
    For the conduct of infighting of PAW - 20 it is suggested to use with a collimator sight, for the conduct of firing on distance more than 100-150 meters will be required already optical with a permanent or variable increase
    Caliber 20-mm
    Grenade type 20 x 42-mm
    Total weight (with empty magazine) 5.9 kg (12.9 lb)
    Overall length 845 mm (33.3 in)
    Muzzle velocity 300 m/s
    Magazine capacity 7 rounds
    Range of effective fire 300 - 400 m (up to 1 000)
    Denel PAW-20 Neopup
     
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    АGS- 17 is a good grenade launcher, but jumping awfully. More than 3 rounds in a turn will not do. But these 3 shots hit the target full.
     
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