Heckler & Koch GMG

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GMG
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A GMG of the German Army.
Type Automatic grenade launcher
Place of origin Germany
Service history
Used by See Users
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Production history
Designed 1992-1995
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch
Produced 1996-Present[citation needed]
Variants GMW
Specifications
Weight 28.8 kg Gun, 10.7 kg tripod and 8 kg softmount.
Length 1090 mm
Barrel length 415 mm
Width 226 mm (without ammunition box)
Height 208 mm

Cartridge 40x53 mm
Action API Blowback
Rate of fire 350 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 241 m/s
Effective firing range 1500 m
Maximum firing range 2200 m
Feed system 32-round disintegrating, closed-link belt
Sights Reflex sight and back-up leaf sight

The GMG (Granatmaschinengewehr or "grenade machine gun") is an automatic grenade launcher developed by Heckler & Koch for the German Army. It is also often referred to as GMW or GraMaWa (Granatmaschinenwaffe).[1]

Design details[edit]

It fires 40 mm grenades at a rate of about 340 rounds per minute. The GMG is belt-fed, and can be loaded from either side, making it easy to mount on most platforms. With a variety of day and night sights available, the GMG can be used for most medium range infantry support situations.

The weapon is 1.09 m long and has a 415 mm rifled barrel; the ammunition box has dimensions of 470x160x250 mm. The gun operates on a recoil operated blow back basis. It weighs 29 kg; the tripod is an additional 11 kg.

Testing and operation[edit]

The HK GMG was tested in the Yuma desert in Arizona in 1997 in order to compete for future United States contracts.

Users[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Heckler & Koch :: Home". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
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  3. ^ "Too Late? Canada's CASW for 40mm GMGs". Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ http://tietokannat.mil.fi/paiste07/log.php@language=fi_FI&page_id=25.html
  5. ^ "40 KRKK 2005, Heckler & Koch GMG - Finnish Army". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (27 January 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.
  7. ^ "MOWAG CRV with 12.7mm HMG or 40mm Grenade Launcher". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.mod.gov.lv/upload/nbsfakti.anglu.gala.pdf
  9. ^ "Lietuvos kariuomenė :: Ginkluotė ir karinė technika » Granatsvaidžiai ir prieštankiniai ginklai » Automatinis granatsvaidis H&K GMG 40 mm". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Dan, Alex (9 February 2016). "PASKAL Malaysian Special Forces Weapons". Military Factory (Small Arms). Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Special Forces - Wapens" (in Dutch). Netherlands Legermuseum: Collectie Informatie Centrum. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "AGW, automatische granaatwerper 40 mm" (in Dutch). Netherlands Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.army.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/army-news/armynews428.pdf
  14. ^ "Forsvarsdepartementet får 10 millioner kroner i bot". Aftenposten. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "40 mm GMG Automatic Grenade Launcher". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  16. ^ a b http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/upload/200711272151281.pdf
  17. ^ "Советы по ремонту". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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