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NORINCO LG3


40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) (2011)


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The 40mm NORINCO LG3 automatic grenade launcher adds a heavy-fire support reach to Chinese military operations.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 11/16/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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Following other world powers, the Chinese military moved ahead with adopting a 40mm automatic grenade-launching system under the LG3 designation. The weapon is produced under the NORINCO brand label which also heads design, development, and manufacture of many war implements including Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), small arms, and ordnance. The LG3 is highly conventional in its design, operation, and appearance, being belt-fed from the left with spend casings ejected from the right. A modification can be made to have the feeding/ejection systems reversed. The operator controls the weapon through spade-type grips at the rear and the muzzle is capped by a slotted brake. The weapon typically sits atop a heavy-duty, adjustable tripod assembly and is operated by at least two personnel.

Like other weapons of this type, the LG3 features a 40x53mm High Velocity (HV) grenade projectile intended for the anti-infantry role. The choice of this caliber allows the weapon to use captured western ammunition stocks if required as it is the primary launching grenade of the U.S. Army and NATO forces. Warhead types are variable allowing for some tactical flexibility such as launching anti-personnel rounds, smoke, and illumination depending on battlefield scenario. A single link belt numbers 30 grenades. The weapon can reach a rate-of-fire of 350 to 400 rounds per minute against target areas up to 2,200 meters (effective range) away. Iron sights are provided while optics are fielded as standard.

The LG3 features a length of 1,030mm with an operating weight nearing 42 kilograms. Its operation is full-automatic-only through a proven blowback/closed-bolt action.

Specifications



Service Year
2011

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Classification


40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
National flag of China China
(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
1,030 mm
40.55 in
Empty Wgt
92.59 lb
42.00 kg
Sights


Iron Backup with Primary Optics


Action


Full-Automatic Fire; Belt-Fed; Blowback; Closed-Bolt

Full-Automatic
Rounds are automatically ejected from the breech, a new cartridge stripped from the feed and set in the chamber, and rounds are continuously fired so long as the trigger is pulled and an ammunition supply exists.
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)*


40x53mm

Rounds / Feed


30-Round Belt
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
7,215 ft
(2,199 m | 2,405 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
375
rds/min


LG3 - Base Series Designation


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