Comparison of automatic grenade launchers

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This is a comparison of automatic grenade launchers. Cancelled systems are not included.

General[edit]

Caliber Range Muzzle
velocity
Rate of
fire, rpm
Approx.
weight[A]
Feed,
rounds
Sights[B]
Effective Maximum
AGA‑40 Md 85
[1][C]
40×74.5mm 1,400 m (4,600 ft) 1,550 m (5,090 ft) 216 m/s (710 ft/s) 380‑450 33 kg (73 lb) Mag., 10
AGS‑30 Atlant
[2][3][4]
30×29mm 2,100 m (6,900 ft)[D] 185 m/s (610 ft/s) 400 17.5 kg (39 lb) Belt, 29 Optical, Day‑Night, Radar sight
AGS‑40 Balkan
[6][7]
40 mm
(caseless)
2,500 m (8,200 ft) 400 32 kg (71 lb) Belt, 20 Optical
CIS 40 AGL
[8]
40×53mm 1,500 m (4,900 ft) 2,200 m (7,200 ft) 242 m/s (790 ft/s) 350‑500 Belt, 32 Reflex, FCS, Thermal
Denel Y3 AGL
[9]
40×53mm 2,200 m (7,200 ft) 242 m/s (790 ft/s) 280‑320 53 kg (117 lb) Belt, 20 Optical, Indirect electronic sight
HK GMG
[10]
40×53mm 1,500 m (4,900 ft) 340 61 kg (134 lb) Belt, 32 Reflex, "Various"
Howa Type 96
[11]
40×53mm
[citation needed]
250‑350 Belt, 50
LWAGL 40×53mm
Mk 19 Mod 3
[12]
40×53mm 1,500 m (4,900 ft) 2,212 m (7,257 ft) 241 m/s (790 ft/s) 325‑375 Belt, 32, 48 Night vision
Mk 47 Striker
[13][14]
40×53mm 1,700 m (5,600 ft) 2,200 m (7,200 ft) 225‑300 41 kg (90 lb) Belt, 32, 48 FCS, Thermal
Type 87
[E][15][16]
35×32mm 600 m (2,000 ft) 1,750 m (5,740 ft) 200 m/s (660 ft/s) 500 20 kg (44 lb) Mag., 6, 9, 12, 15 Optical
SB LAG 40
[citation needed]
40×53mm 1,500 m (4,900 ft) 240 m/s (790 ft/s) 215 67 kg (148 lb) Belt, 24, 32 Night vision
UAG-40
[17]
40×53mm 2,200 m (7,200 ft) 240 m/s (790 ft/s) 400 31 kg (68 lb) Belt, 32 Optical, Infrared, Photo‑Visual, Electronic[18]
  1. ^ Without ammo, with default sigts.
  2. ^ Normally include iron sights.
  3. ^ Production status is unclear.
  4. ^ VOG-30: 1,700 m (5,600 ft); GPD-30: 2,100 m (6,900 ft); GPD-30M (under development): 2,500 m (8,200 ft).[5]
  5. ^ Can be fired from bipod.

Ammunition[edit]

40×74.5mm [1] 30×29mm 40mm "Balkan" 35×32mm [16]
HE HEAT VOG-30 [19][20] GPD-30 [4][21] 7P39 [6][22] HE HEAT
Max. range 1,550 m (5,090 ft) 1,700 m (5,600 ft) 2,100 m (6,900 ft) 2,500 m (8,200 ft) 1,750 m (5,740 ft)
Muzzle velocity 223 m/s (730 ft/s) 185 m/s (610 ft/s) 200 m/s (660 ft/s)
Weight 490 g (1.08 lb) 348 g (0.767 lb) 340 g (0.75 lb) 430 g (0.95 lb)
Shell weight 260 g (0.57 lb) 275 g (0.606 lb)
Filling 47 g (1.7 oz) 90 g (3.2 oz)
Kill radius/area 10 m (33 ft) 90 m2 (970 sq ft) 120 m2 (1,300 sq ft)
Penetration 50 mm (2.0 in) 80 mm (3.1 in)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "munitie ag 40 Archives - Romania Military". Romania Military. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Open Joint Stock Company "V.A.Degtyarev Plant" / AGS-30 30 mm antipersonnel automatic grenade launching system". Kbptula.ru. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Артиллерийский снаряд к нарезному оружию (in Russian). Findpatent.ru. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Lenta.ru: Оружие: Вооружение: Россия вооружится новым крупнокалиберным гранатометом" (in Russian). Lenta.ru. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Modern Firearms". World.guns.ru. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "CIS 40AGL" (PDF). Stengg.com. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "40 ml Y3 AGL" (PDF). Iieexport.com. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Heckler & Koch :: Home". Heckler-koch.com. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "96Ž® 40mmŽ©"®‚Ä‚«’e�e". via wayback machine. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  12. ^ [3][dead link]
  13. ^ "Mk47 Striker40: GD’s Auto-Programmed 40mm GMG". Defense Industry Daily. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Modern Firearms". World.guns.ru. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Modern Firearms". World.guns.ru. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  16. ^ a b [4][dead link]
  17. ^ "Leninska Kuznya Plant Joint Stock Co.". Lk.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "�мотреть Український автоматичний гранатомет УАГ-40 онлайн". Video.i.ua. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Выстрел ВОГ-17 (ВОГ-17А) / ВОГ-17М / ВОГ-30 / ГПД-30". Weapon.at.au. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  20. ^ Книга: Боевое стрелковое оружие России (in Russian). E-reading-lib.org. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  21. ^ [5][dead link]
  22. ^ Russian Close Combat Weapon, pp. 496–497.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Russian Close Combat Weapon. Moscow: Association "Defense Enterprises Assistance League". 2010. ISBN 978-5-904540-04-3.