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Grenade Launchers

The Swiss Brügger & Thomet GL-06 stand-alone shoulder-firing weapon. (B&T)

the Italian Beretta GLX-160, developped in concert with the ARX-160 assault rifle for the Italian Army (UBL and stand-alone launcher), the Singapourean ST Kinetics CIS-40GL standalone grenade launcher; the South African Milkor Mk-4 UBGL and the Switzerland Brügger & Thomet GL-06 stand-alone shoulder-firing weapon. When more firepower is required, six-shot revolvers or MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher), such as the USMC’s M32 (Milkor MGL) are also available from several companies in the world, but at the cost of significant bulk and weight. Among them, we can mention some of the latest models actuellementy available, such the SuperSix MRGL, developed in Souht Africa by Milkor in 2012 (the Super-Six features a new recoil reduction system ad is capable of firing a wide range of LV and MV ammunitions, which enables the user to engage a wider range of tar-

The M32 MGL is a new US Marine Corps adoption of a repeat-fire, portable grenade launcher, based on the patents of the South African Milkor MGL-140 system. (US DoD)

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gets than possible with previous launchers and its range reaches a distance of 800 to 1 200 metres); the MSGL Lavina (Avalanche), designed and manufactured by Bulgarian company Arsenal Inc. to fire VOG-25-type caseless russian grenades (these are available in several loadings, including HE-FRAG, HE-FRAG jumping, HE Thermobaric and Flash-Bang); the Serbian Zastava RBG 40mm/6 M11 and the Croatian RBG-6, respectively proposed by Jugoimport-SDPR and Agencija Alan; the RPG-40/Granatnik RGP-40, developped in Poland by Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnów/OBRSM (Osrodka Badawczo Rozwojowego Sprzetu Mechanicznego) ; the new HTGL

The M32 MGL is a new US Marine Corps adoption of a repeat-fire, portable grenade launcher, based on the patents of the South African Milkor MGL-140 system. (US DoD)

0003 designed and manufactured by Turkish firm Hatsan, presented for the first time in May 2015 during the IDEF. The bulgarian Arcus 40 MGL (Magazine Grenade Laucher) is not a sixshot revolvers model but the three shot tepeater, with the tubular magazine for VOG-25 ammunition in the shoulder stock. In terms of ammunitions, two new performance levels have been introduced in recent years for shoulder-fired launchers. The first of these is the Medium Velocity or MV ammunition, intended to provide a greater effective range than LV plus a larger and more destructive grenade. Cartridge case lengths vary from 46 to 51 mm. EDR - September / October 2015

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EDR Magazine N°. 23 September / October 2015  

European Defence Review magazine issue #23

EDR Magazine N°. 23 September / October 2015  

European Defence Review magazine issue #23

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