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Milkor MGL-140


Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL)


South Africa | 2008



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



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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.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Milkor MGL-140. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
778 mm
30.63 in
O/A Length
300 mm
11.81 in
Barrel Length
11.68 lb
5.30 kg
Weight
Semi-Automatic; Revolving Cylinder
Action
40x46mm
Caliber(s)
Six-Shot Revolving Cylinder
Feed
Armson OEG Collimator.
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Milkor MGL-140. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,230 ft
374.9 m | 410.0 yds
Max.Eff.Range
20
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
250 ft/sec
76 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Milkor MGL-140 Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL) family line.
MGL-140 - Base series designation
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Milkor MGL-140. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Milkor Pty Ltd - South Africa
National flag of Bangladesh National flag of Brazil National flag of Colombia National flag of Croatia National flag of India National flag of Indonesia National flag of Malaysia National flag of Mexico National flag of Pakistan National flag of Peru National flag of South Africa National flag of Sweden National flag of Taiwan National flag of Thailand National flag of Vietnam National flag of Venezuela

[ Bangladesh; Brazil; Colombia; Croatia; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mexico; Pakistan; Peru; South Africa; Sweden; Taiwan; Thailand; Venezuela; Vietnam ]
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