Grenade launchers And ATGMS

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Basically, the grenade launcher is a weapon which fires a grenade – a small shell, filled with high explosive or other agent, such as tear gas for less lethal application, bright burning compound for illumination purposes, incendiary filling etc. Of course, in most cases the grenade also must be fitted with a fuse, and with a safety, to avoid damage to the grenadier or handler. The simplest way to use the grenade is to throw it by hand; but the effective range and maximum weight of hand grenades is severely limited; so, at the earliest stages of the development of firearms, many armies used so called "hand mortars" – basically, the smoothbore muskets with short barrel of very large caliber, which was used to fire standard grenades at ranges beyond the limits of human throwing ability. During the First World War most nations started to use so called "rifle grenade launchers". These launchers in fact were add-ons to standard issue military rifles, usually in the shape of a cup, attached to the muzzle of the rifle. A grenade was placed into this cup, primed, the rifle aimed toward the enemy, and then the grenade was launched using a special blank cartridge.

he actual choice of the type of grenade launcher varies – some countries, most notably the USA and the former USSR/Russia, stuck completely with underbarrel grenade launchers, some others, like Belgium or France, seemed to prefer rifle launcher type, while many other countries, such as Germany, produced both types of weapon,.
The post-war period saw a short period of renaissance of the stand-alone grenade launchers, similar in basic idea to the "hand mortars" mentioned above. First these were re-introduced in service by the Germans during WW2, as the "kampfpistole" – a modified flare launcher, fitted with a rifled barrel and a detachable shoulder stock, and firing various types of grenades. In the postwar period, several countries developed single-shot, shoulder-fired grenade launchers, usually of 40mm caliber, which actually preceded the modern underbarrel grenade launchers and used the same types of ammunition. The most famous of these is probably the US M79 "thumper", widely used during the Vietnam War. The key problem with these weapons was that they required the grenadier to carry some sort of personal defense firearm in addition to the grenade launcher, such as a pistol, submachine gun or rifle. Latter on, several countries produced multi-shot versions of stand-alone shoulder fired grenade launchers, usually in the form of a large revolver, or a pump-operated rifle with a tubular magazine. Military users mostly replaced these weapons with underbarrel grenade launchers, and stand-alone launchers are mostly used either by special operations forces or by police forces, which employ the launchers for less-lethal anti-riot applications, firing tear gas canisters and baton rounds (rubber projectiles or buckshot).
 

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Carl Gustaf antitank recoilless rifle (Sweden)


 

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AT4 / M136 antitank grenade launcher (Sweden)


Caliber: 84mm
Type: recoilless launch
Overall length: 1040 mm
Weight: 7.5 kg
Effective range: up to 150 meters against moving targets, about 300 meters against stationary targets
Armour penetration: 500+ mm
 

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M72 LAW antitank rocket launcher (USA)

M72 trough M72A3 M72A4 through M72A7 'Improved LAW'
Caliber 66 mm
Type rocket launcher
Weight 2.5 kg 3.5 kg
Overall length (launcher open / closed) 899 / 665 mm 980 / 775 mm
Effective range up to 150-170 meters up to 350 meters
Armour penetration up to 300 mm for M72A3 350 mm for M72A4
150 mm for M72A6/A7
 

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Mark 153 (Mk.153) SMAW rocket launcher (USA)

Caliber: 83 mm rocket + 9mm spotting rifle
Type: rocket
Overall length: 825 mm (launcher), about 1370 mm (ready to fire w. HEDPround)
Weight: 7.52 kg unloaded launcher plus 4.3 to 6.9kg rocket in canister.
Effective range: up to 250 m (500m max)
Armor penetration: HEAA ~ 580-600mm (23-24") RHA; HEDP25mm (1") RHA or 30cm (12") brick wall or 20cm (8") concrete wall
 

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RPG-32

Caliber: 105mm (also can fire special 72mm rockets)
Type: rocket
Overall length:1200 mm (complete with 105mm launch container) or 900 mm (complete with 72mm launch container)
Weight: 3 kg unloaded, 10 kg loaded with 105mm rocket, 6kg loaded with 72mm rocket
Effective range: up to 200 m
Armour penetration: ERA + 650 mm RHA with 105mm PG-32V tandem HEAT rocket
 

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Balkan

Caliber:40mm
Type: automatic grenade launcher
Overalllength: n/a
Weight: 32 kg unloaded on tripod + 14 kg loaded boxwith 20 rounds
Effective range: up to 2500 m
Rate of fire: 400 rounds per minute
 

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automatic grenade launcher (USA)


Caliber: 25x59mm
Type: gas operated, belt fed automatic grenade launcher
Overall length: 1328 mm
Weight: 22.7 kg complete with tripod mount and sight / fire controlunit
Effective range: up to 2000 m against point targets, 3600 m maximum
Rate of fire: 250 rounds per minute
 

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QLZ-87B semi-automatic grenade launcher (PR China)

Caliber: 35x32mm SR
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
 

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Milkor MGL Mk.1 40mm grenade launcher (South Africa)

Milkor MGL Mk.1 / Mk.1S Milkor MGL-140
Caliber 40x46mm
Type multi-shot revolver
Overall length, shoulder rest open/folded 730 / 630 mm 787 / 661 mm
Weight 5.3 kg empty (5.6 kg Mk. 1S) 6 kg empty
Effective range 150 m point targets; up to 400 m area targets
Capacity 6 rounds
 

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AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher (Russia / USSR)

Caliber: 30x29B
Type: blowback operated, belt fed automatic grenade launcher
Overall length: 840 mm
Weight: 18 kg gun plus 12 kg tripod 6T8
Effective range: up to 800 m point targets; 1700 m maximum range
Rate of fire: 350-400 rounds per minute
 

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Have we developed or reverse engineered any granade launcher on our own? Or are we using imported stuff?
 

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Multi Grenade Launcher 40 mm



An ideal weapon to be deployed in counter insurgency and low intensity conflict operations.
Fires amonunition common with UBGL

Can be deployed in built up areas as well as jungle terrain.

High rate of fire and ability to handle ranges beyond the reach of hand grenades and rifle grenades

Can be used in a pinpoint role at range up to 150 meters.

Shoulder fired, Semi automatic for widely standardized 40 mm x 46 mm low velocity family of grenades

SPECIFICATION :
Calibre 40 mm
Length Butt unfolded 778 mm
Length Butt folded 565 mm
Mass (unloaded) 5.3 kg
Barrel length 300 mm
Maximum rate of fire 3 rounds/sec
Practical rate of fire 18 rounds/min
Minimum range 30 meters
Maximum effective range 375 meters
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RG-6 / 6G30 40mm grenade launcher (Russia)


Caliber: 40mm VOG-25
Type: revolver type multi-shot
Overall length: 680 mm buttstock retracted; 520mm buttstock collapsed
Weight: 6.2 kg unloaded
Effective range: up to350 m
Capacity: 6 rounds

OFB copied it from russian one
 

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NOW...............

world's deadliest anti-tank missiles

Infantry is crucial for the frontline defence of nations around the world. As technology evolved, these assault vehicles have grown faster and deadlier. The armour-plating on the combat vehicles too has seen numerous upgrades over the decades, As lethal they are for their enemies, they too have their nemesis.

Armour-piercing missiles have been making life miserable for most infantrymen, especially tankmen. Most modern Anti-Tank Guided Missiles have shaped charge high explosive warheads, designed specifically for penetrating armour.

Top-attack weapons such as the India's Nag, American Javelin and the Swedish Bill are designed to focus the explosion down through an armoured fighting vehicle's thinner turret-roof or upper-hull armour.
 

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Spike anti-tank anti-armour guided missile





Missile
Single missile with Tandem-charge HEAT warhead
Country user
Azerbaijan, Chile, czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey.
Designer Country
Israel
Accessories
electro-optic CCD or IR sensors for operation day and night.
Operator
1 or 2

Armor
Can penetrated more than 700 mm of armour
Weight
Missile in canister: 13.5 kg
Launcher: 13 kg
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Rate of fire
Ready to launch in 30 seconds, reload in 15 seconds
Range
800 m to 2.5 km
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Dimensions missile
Length, 1,67 m; Diameter, 1,7 m
 

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Kornet-E 9M133 AT-14 Spriggan antitank guided missile system






Specifications

Type
Anti-tank guided missile
Country users
Algeria, Greece, India, Jordan, Syria, Russia, Turkey, Peru
Designer Company
KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Accessories
Thermal sight 1PN79-1, sight-tracker 1P45-1
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Crew
2 - 3 soldiers

Missile
9M133-1 and 9M133F-1
Launcher Weight
26 kg
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Armour penetration
1,000 mm
Firing Range
- by day 100 – 5,500 m
- by night 100 – 4,500 m
Warhead
HEAT and thermobaric
 

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FGM-148 Javelin


Weight Missile: 11.8 kg (26 lb)[1]
CLU: 6.4 kg (14.1 lb)
Length Missile: 1.1 m (43 in)
Launch tube: 1.2 m (47 in)
Diameter Missile: 127 mm (5.0 in)
Launch tube: 142 mm (5.6 in)
Crew 2
Effective range 75 to 2500 m
Warhead Tandem shaped charge HEAT
Warhead weight 8.4 kg (18.5 lb)[2]
Detonation
mechanism Impact force
 

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