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.

Weight[edit]

  with mount
  with cradle
Body Mount +
cradle
Box/magazine Box holder Other
Capacity Weight
AGA‑40 Md 85
[1][19]
23 kg (51 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 10 8.64 kg (19.0 lb)
AGS‑30 Atlant
[2][3][4]
16.5 kg (36 lb) no cradle 29 13.7 kg (30 lb) n/a [a] – 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
[b] – 16.5 kg (36 lb)
AGS‑40 Balkan
[6][7]
32 kg (71 lb) no cradle 20 14 kg (31 lb) n/a
CIS 40 AGL
[8][22]
30 kg (66 lb) 32 19.5 kg (43 lb)
Denel Y3 AGL
[9]
32 kg (71 lb) 18 kg (40 lb) 20 7.3 kg (16 lb) 3 kg (6.6 lb)
HK GMG
[10]
29 kg (64 lb) 15 kg (33 lb) +
12.6 kg (28 lb)
32 20.2 kg (45 lb) 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) [c] – 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
[d] – 5.8 kg (13 lb)
Howa Type 96
[11]
24.5 kg (54 lb) 50
LWAGL
[24]
19.5 kg (43 lb)
Mk 19 Mod 3
[12][25]
35 kg (77 lb) 20 kg (44 lb) or
9.1 kg (20 lb)
32, 48
Mk 47 Striker
[13]
18 kg (40 lb) 32, 48 [e] – 1.7 kg (3.9 lb)
Type 87
[15][16]
12 kg (26 lb)
with scope
8 kg (18 lb),
no cradle
n/a
SB LAG 40
[citation needed]
34 kg (75 lb) 22 kg (49 lb) 24, 32 12 kg (26 lb)
19 kg (42 lb)
11 kg (24 lb) (24)
13 kg (29 lb) (32)
UAG-40
[17][18]
15 kg (33 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
  1. ^ PAG-17-1 optical scope.[20][additional citation needed]
  2. ^ Fara-1 radar sight.[21]
  3. ^ Precision aiming device.
  4. ^ Vingmate FCS.[23]
  5. ^ AN/PAS-13 thermal sight.[26]

Ammunition[edit]

40×74.5mm [1] 30×29mm 40mm "Balkan" 35×32mm [16]
HE HEAT VOG-30 [27][28] GPD-30 [4][29] 7P39 [6][30] 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)
Accuracy
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)

40×53mm[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Romanian) http://www.rumaniamilitary.ro/tag/munitie-ag-40
  2. ^ a b (Russian) http://kbptula.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=443&lang=en
  3. ^ a b http://zid.ru/eng/products/47/detail/228
  4. ^ a b c (Russian) http://www.arms-expo.ru/056051054057124050056057052055.html
  5. ^ (Russian) http://www.findpatent.ru/patent/247/2470255.html
  6. ^ a b c (Russian) http://lenta.ru/news/2013/02/18/balkan/
  7. ^ a b http://world.guns.ru/grenade/rus/balkan-e.html
  8. ^ a b http://www.stengg.com/download/pdf/1120s5um8ejb7cbtsoun.pdf
  9. ^ a b http://www.iieexport.com/files/AGLBROCHURE2.pdf
  10. ^ a b http://www.heckler-koch.com/en/military/products/40-mm-systems/gmg/gmg/technical-data.html
  11. ^ a b (Japanese) http://web.archive.org/web/20090106230736/http://rightwing.sakura.ne.jp/equipment/jgsdf/infantry/type96grenade-launcher/type96grenade-launcher.html
  12. ^ a b http://www.gdatp.com/factsheets/A045_MK19.pdf
  13. ^ a b http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Mk47-Striker40-GDs-Auto-Programmed-40mm-GMG-06508/
  14. ^ http://world.guns.ru/grenade/usa/mk27-e.html
  15. ^ a b http://world.guns.ru/grenade/ch/qlz-7-w7-e.html
  16. ^ a b c http://www.sinodefence.com/army/crewserved/qlz87.asp
  17. ^ a b http://www.lk.com.ua/specials/armament/grenadelauncher-uag40.php?lang=en
  18. ^ a b http://video.i.ua/user/3871267/58517/331547/
  19. ^ Karpenko, Aleksandr (2007). Автоматические гранатомёты – оружие XX века [Automatic Grenade Launchers: The Weapon of the 20th Century]. Оружейный фонд (in Russian). Moscow: Tseikhgauz. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-5-9771-0031-1. 
  20. ^ http://www.npzoptics.com/catalog/sights_for_art_systems/pag-17/
  21. ^ Russian Close Combat Weapon, pp. 656–657.
  22. ^ http://www.stengg.com/download/pdf/1115j4jd6cy4na4ibrl8.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/media/editor_media/rm_defence/pdfs/produktpdfs/elektrooptischekomponenten/D419e0512_Vingmate_AdSiFiCoSy.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.stengg.com/products-solutions/products/light-weight-automatic-grenade-launcher-%28lwagl%29
  25. ^ http://world.guns.ru/grenade/usa/mk19-e.html
  26. ^ http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/pas-13-thermal-weapon-sights-on-order-03420/
  27. ^ (Russian) http://weapon.at.ua/board/25-1-0-46
  28. ^ (Russian) http://www.e-reading-lib.org/bookreader.php/149125/Fedoseev_-_Boevoe_strelkovoe_oruzhie_Rossii.html
  29. ^ (Russian) http://www.tulatskib.ru/patr_pdf/GPD30.pdf
  30. ^ Russian Close Combat Weapon, pp. 496–497.

Bibliography[edit]

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