Brügger & Thomet GL06

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Brügger & Thomet GL06
Type Grenade launcher
Place of origin Switzerland
Production history
Designer Brügger & Thomet
Manufacturer Brügger & Thomet
Variants LL06
Specifications
Weight 2.05 kg (4.52 lb)
Length 590 mm (23.2 in) stock extended / 385 mm (15.2 in) stock folded
Barrel length 280 mm (11.0 in)
Width 60 mm (2.4 in) stock extended / 95 mm (3.7 in) stock folded
Height 200 mm (7.9 in)

Caliber 40×46mm grenade
Action Break-action
Muzzle velocity 85 m/s (279 ft/s)
Effective firing range 300 m
Feed system Breech-loaded, single-shot
Sights Ghost ring iron sights
339 mm (13.3 in) sight radius
Picatinny rail

The Brügger & Thomet GL06 is a dedicated stand-alone shoulder-fired 40×46mm grenade launcher intended for military and police applications. The GL06 was developed in response to a recent request from the police force of a leading European country which sought to obtain a less-lethal weapon for anti-riot application with the particular need for pin-point accuracy at standoff ranges (beyond 40 meters for such scenarios) when firing impact rounds. The Thun-based Brügger & Thomet (B&T) company provided its client with both a weapon and a special round, with the added benefit of compatibility with a wide array of lethal and less-lethal ammunition produced in the 40 mm low-velocity class. The GL06 is lighter and more compact than other stand-alone weapons of the same class (such as the US M79 or German HK69A1), yet it is capable of greater accuracy, tactical flexibility and has good ergonomics.[citation needed]

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The GL06 is a stand-alone shoulder-firing weapon intended for military and police applications. A special "less-lethal" version of GL06 was produced as the LL06. Although the LL06 was marketed as a variation of the GL06, the only difference is the bright yellow color of the frame, compared to the standard black of the GL06. Both weapons are fully capable of firing a complete range of lethal and less-lethal 40×46mm ammunition.

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