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RAG-30 / SAG-30


Automatic Grenade Launcher (2000)


Infantry Small Arms / The Warfighter

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The Czech Republic RAG-30 series automatic grenade launcher used a similar Soviet-era 30mm grenade in the VOG-17.



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Czech Weapons (CZW) produces the modern RAG-30 automatic grenade launcher for the Czech Army. The system is quite unlike other contemporary offerings in that it is not only chambered for a 30mm grenade projectile, but it feeds from a top-mounted 5-round detachable box magazine (as opposed to a drum, cylinder or belt). The weapon features an operating weight nearing 12 kilograms with an overall length of 1,000mm. A collapsible stock design allows the system to compact to 755mm for better transport. The RAG-30 makes use of a lever-delayed blowback action with full-automatic fire. A related variant, the SAG-30, is a semi-automatic form with a closed-bolt internal function.

Outwardly, the RAG-30 exhibits qualities found in an assault rifle weapon system. There is a rectangular receiver with underslung pistol grip and trigger unit. The shoulder stock is added to the aft of the receiver and is padded for some comfort. The large, detachable box magazines are inserted at the forward top section of the receiver (as seen in some pre-World War 2 era machine guns). A flip-up iron sight is located at the extreme rear of the receiver. The barrel emerges from the front face of the receiver wall with a short section of cooling fins before becoming less detailed at the muzzle. A hinged, foldable bipod is arranged at the forward lower end of the receiver to provide frontal support.

As with other weapons of this type, the RAG-30/SAG-30 are chambered for a variety of payload types - High-Explosive (HE), Fragmentation (FRAG), smoke and illumination. The primary grenade projectile is the 30mm VOG 17.

Specifications



Service Year
2000

Origin
Czech Republic national flag graphic
Czech Republic

Classification


Automatic Grenade Launcher


Czech Weapons (CZW) - Czech Republic
National flag of Czechia Czech Republic
(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
1,000 mm
39.37 in
Barrel Length
300 mm
11.81 in
Empty Wgt
25.79 lb
11.70 kg
Sights


Included Iron Sights


Action


Lever-Delayed Blowback; Automatic Fire

Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


30x29mm

Rounds / Feed


5-round detachable box magazine
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.
Rate-of-Fire
300
rds/min


RAG-30 - Base series designation; automatic fire variant with open-bolt, lever-delayed blowback action; 11.7kg weight.
SAG-30 - Semi-automatic variant with close-bolt action; 13.2kg weight.


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