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Milkor MGL-140


Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL) (2008)


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The South African Milkor 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher supplies repeat-fire grenade-launching capabilities through a revolving cylinder action.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/03/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Milkor concern of South Africa has a long-running history in development of versatile, military-grade, lethal and non-lethal automatic grenade projectors. One such development is the fourth generation Milkor "MRGL" ("Multi-Range Grenade Launcher") - also known as the "MGL-140" - which introduces support for a broader range of ammunition options. The product was added to the company line in 2008, further strengthening Milkor's expertise in the grenade-launching field. The MGL-140 gets its name from the length of its chamber (140mm) and continues the features of the earlier Mk 1L model series. The MGL-140 also forms the basis of the United States Marine Corps' M32 MGL/MSGL model line.

The MGL-140's lengthened six-shot cylinder allows support for Standard Range (SR), Extended Range (ER) and Medium Velocity (MV) grenade types. Depending on projectile, the weapon can reach ranges from 375 meters (SR) out to 800 meters (MV). The internal mechanics (with a semi-automatic action) of the weapon allow the operator to clear all six chambers, in rapid succession, within three seconds - allowing heavy suppression fire when needed, either in a military setting or during crowd control operations. The weapon's relatively compact dimensions (overall length of 761mm/6.5kg weight) make it portable by a single grenadier and the weapon can be further mounted on vehicles, watercraft and helicopters. The MGL-140 showcases the standard Milkor "Occluded Eye Gun Sight" sighting device. Its shoulder stock is hinged to allow for various levels of comfort to be reached. The included foregrip acts as a second support point - joining the primary shooting hand at the grip and the shoulder stock.

Specifications



Service Year
2008

Origin
South Africa national flag graphic
South Africa

Classification


Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL)


Milkor Pty Ltd - South Africa
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Fire Support
Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.


Overall Length
778 mm
30.63 in
Barrel Length
300 mm
11.81 in
Empty Wgt
11.68 lb
5.30 kg
Sights


Armson OEG Collimator.


Action


Semi-Automatic; Revolving Cylinder

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
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Caliber(s)*


40x46mm

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 40mm grenade cartridge
Rounds / Feed


Six-Shot Revolving Cylinder
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,230 ft
(375 m | 410 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
20
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
250 ft/sec
(76 m/sec)


MGL-140 - Base series designation


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