Military Factory

Grenade Launchers

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/16/2015

The grenade launcher has evolved from its limited single-shot dedicated form and, today, is an integrated part of the basic infantry squad.





There are a total of (51) Grenade Launchers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2014
Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of the United States had expanded upon the original Barrett M82/M107 ... [Read More]
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2008
Beretta GLX-160 UBL
Introduced in 2008, the Beretta GLX-160 was developed in concert with the ARX-160 assault rifle for ... [Read More]
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2008
Brugger & Thomet GL-06
The Brugger & Thomet GL-06 is a single-shot, reusable grenade launcher originating from Switzerland.... [Read More]
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1968
China Lake Grenade Launcher
The US military attempted - through several notable endeavors - to provide a capable squad-level rep... [Read More]
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1969
Colt / AAI M203
The M203 is a single-shot, reusable 40mm grenade launcher designed to extend the reach of the standa... [Read More]
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2009
Defcom XL200
Defcom LLC of Commerce, Michigan, USA has developed the XL200 40mm rail-mounted grenade launcher as ... [Read More]
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2009
Defcom XL79 Composite
The XL79 Composite is a modernized form of the Vietnam War-era M79 single-shot grenade launcher. The... [Read More]
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1999
Denel PAW-20 Neopup
The Denel PAW-20 "Neopup" ("Personal Area Weapon, 20mm") of South African origin is a unique and adv... [Read More]
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2003
Denel Y3 AGL
All major modern armies rely on some form of automatic grenade launcher: for the United States and i... [Read More]
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2006
General Dynamics Mk 47 Striker AGL (Mk 47 Mod 0)
The Mk 47 "Striker" stands as the successor to the storied Mk 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AG... [Read More]
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2004
General Dynamics XM307 (ACSW) Advanced Crew-Served Weapon
The XM307 was born from the since-abandoned "Advanced Crew Served Weapon" (ACSW) project as part of ... [Read More]
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1978
GP-25 / GP-30 GL
The GP series of under-slung, single-shot, muzzle-loading 40mm grenade launchers was developed for t... [Read More]
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1980
Hawk MM-1 MGL
During the Cold War decades, the automatic grenade launcher became a viable battlefield weapon syste... [Read More]
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2006
Heckler & Koch HK AG36
The 40mm single-shot, breech-loading Heckler & Koch HK AG36 ("Anbaugranatwerfer 36") was designed as... [Read More]
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1996
Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa)
The Heckler & Koch GMG ("GranatMaschinenWaffe" or "GraMaWa") is a 40mm automatic grenade launcher si... [Read More]
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2015
Heckler & Koch HK XM25 CDTE
The futuristic Heckler & Koch HK XM25 IAWS - Individual Airburst Weapon System - (now as the CDTE = ... [Read More]
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1995
Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
In the 1990s, the US Army undertook formal evaluations of several competing automatic rifles to repl... [Read More]
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2010
Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)
The United States Army has selected the single-shot 40mm HK M320 GLM ("Grenade Launcher Module") as ... [Read More]
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1970
KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
The Soviet Army equivalent to the American Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher became the AGS-17 "Plamya" ("... [Read More]
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1995
KBP AGS-30 AGL
The AGS-30 is the modern Russian military 30mm automatic grenade launcher for fire support, supersed... [Read More]
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2006
KBP GM-94
The KBP GM-94 is a modern, multi-shot tactical grenade launcher of Russian origin, developed with sp... [Read More]
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2011
LG3 AGL
Following other world powers, the Chinese military moved ahead with adopting a 40mm automatic grenad... [Read More]
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2011
LG4 MGL
Modern land fighting forces have found better ways to transport for the standard infantryman into fu... [Read More]
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2006
M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
The M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) is a new United States Marine Corps (USMC) adoption of a rep... [Read More]
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1961
M79 GL
During World War 2, the standard infantryman utilized thrown hand grenades and rifle grenades when c... [Read More]
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1983
Milkor MGL Y2
The privately-owned firearms concern of Milkor Pty Ltd of South Africa has made a living on its line... [Read More]
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2008
Milkor MGL-140
The Milkor concern of South Africa has a long-running history in development of versatile, military-... [Read More]
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2009
Milkor Mk-4 UBGL
With a long-running history in design, development and production of excellent grenade launchers, Mi... [Read More]
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2012
Milkor SuperSix MGL
Milkor of South Africa has a long-standing history in the realm of automatic grenade launchers leadi... [Read More]
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1994
Naval Ordnance Station EX 41 (Shoulder-Fired Weapon / SFW)
Since the close of World War 2, when infantryman relied on thrown hand grenades or rifle grenades fi... [Read More]
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1970
NORINCO Type 69 RPG
The Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) is nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the famous S... [Read More]
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1940
Northover Projector
With the invasion of Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939. However, the situat... [Read More]
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2008
OBR RGP-40
Taking a page from other's military playbook, the nation of Poland designed, developed and adopted a... [Read More]
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1974
Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)
During the Cold War, Polish military industry maintained a path apart from that of the Soviet Union.... [Read More]
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1995
PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
At one point or another in recent military history, a major world power has attempted to produce a s... [Read More]
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2000
RAG-30 / SAG-30
Czech Weapons (CZW) produces the modern RAG-30 automatic grenade launcher for the Czech Army. The sy... [Read More]
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1994
RG-6 (6G39)
With the growing need to fight more urban environment battles, the Russian military adopted the capa... [Read More]
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1981
Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield)
The ARWEN 37 anti-riot weapon was designed in the late 1970s, ultimately reaching adoption and produ... [Read More]
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1949
RPG-2
The RPG-2 is a rocket-propelled grenade launching system. It can trace its history back to the end d... [Read More]
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1989
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure ... [Read More]
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2008
RPG-30
Since the dark days of World War 2, Russia (then the lead of the Soviet Union) has held a high regar... [Read More]
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2008
RPG-32 (Hashim)
At the start of the new millennium, the governments of Jordan and Mexico commissioned the Russian go... [Read More]
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1961
RPG-7
The RPG-7 was the Soviet-produced follow-up in the RPG family series of man-portable, anti-tank rock... [Read More]
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1985
RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
The tank has been an infantry danger since the days of World War 1 (1914-1918) when they proved the ... [Read More]
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2014
S&T Motiv / Daewoo K11
Similar in project scope to the abandoned American XM29 OICW system is the South Korean Army's K11 m... [Read More]
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1967
Saco Mk 19 AGL
Design of the Mk 19 system began in 1966 by the Naval Ordnance Center out of Louisville with the req... [Read More]
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1985
SB 40 LAG
In 1984, design work on an indigenous 40mm automatic grenade launcher was begun in Spain by Empresa ... [Read More]
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1921
Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The 50mm Type 10 was the first of two primary "light mortars" to serve with the Imperial Japanese Ar... [Read More]
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Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)
The Type 2 was a weapon system in service with the Imperial Japanese Army by the time of World War 2... [Read More]
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1929
Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The Type 89 "Grenade Discharger" was another of Imperial Japan's "light mortar" systems utilized thr... [Read More]
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1968
XM174
The XM174 was an experimental 40mm automatic grenade launcher born from the fighting during the Viet... [Read More]
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