Heckler & Koch GMG
A GMG of the German Army.
|Type||Automatic grenade launcher|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
|Manufacturer||Heckler & Koch|
|Weight||28.8 kg Gun, 10.7 kg tripod and 8 kg softmount.|
|Barrel length||415 mm|
|Width||226 mm (without ammunition box)|
|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).
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
- Canada: 304 ordered. Designated as the C16 Close Area Suppression Weapon (CASW) and license-built by Rheinmetall Defence Canada.
- Finland Locally known as 40 KRKK 2005
- Ireland Irish Army
- Lithuania: Lithuanian Armed Forces.
- Malaysia: Used by Pasukan Khas Laut (PASKAL) of the Royal Malaysian Navy.
- New Zealand
- Poland: Wojska Specjalne RP.
- United Kingdom: 44 purchased in 2006 for use in Afghanistan and Iraq. Designated as L134A1.
- United States: Used by USSOCOM.
Another GMW/GMG of the German Army.
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