RWGŁ-3

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RWGŁ-3
RecznaWyrzytniaGranatowLzawiacych RWGL-3.jpg
The RWGŁ-3 launcher
Type Non-lethal weapon
Place of origin  Poland
Service history
In service 1978-present
Used by Polish police
Production history
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer Zakłady Metalowe "Łucznik"
Specifications
Weight 3.1 kg (6.83 lb)
Length 517 mm (20.4 in)
Width 75 mm (3.0 in)
Height 182 mm (7.2 in)

Cartridge 7.62x39mm
Action Gas operated
Maximum firing range 100 m
Feed system Muzzle-loaded, single-shot
Sights None

The RWGŁ-3 is a non-lethal police rifle grenade launcher used to dispense tear gas, developed in the 1970s by a group of engineers from the state-owned research institute OBR Radom. In order to cut production costs it was designed around AKM assault rifle components. After several years' worth operational use of expensive RWGŁ-1 pl:Granatnik RWGŁ-1 and failed RWGŁ-2 development project, in 1978 it became a standard-issue grenade launcher of Milicja Obywatelska and stays in use by current Policja.

Its regular ammunition is Polish UGŁ-200 canister with affecting mucous membranes CN gas, however use of East Germany RWK grenade was possible too.

In 1984 its capabilities were enhanced by SZO-84 adapter, effectively converting it into a netgun.

Basing on RWGŁ-3 a heavier automatic grenade launcher was developed to be mounted on UAZ-469 and STAR trucks.