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Grenade Launchers

The grenade launcher has evolved from its limited, single-shot dedicated form to become an integral part of the basic infantry squad today.

Grenade Launchers

The grenade launcher has evolved from its limited, single-shot dedicated form to become an integral part of the basic infantry squad today.

OVERVIEW



Greande launchers form a special part of the infantryman's toolbox today, capable of providing the squad with ranged, direct and in-direct fire support through the launching of oversized projectiles carrying various warhead types. Early-form weapns were both simple and complex attachments made to the muzzle of service rifles and these graduated to become standalone weapon systems - limited by their single-shot capabilities. The multi-shot grenade launcher arrived in the 1980s and have since become an accepted part of the squad-level kit. A rotating cylinder, containing six or more projectiles, paired with a pistol-style grip at the rear and a foregrip at the front - as well as full shoulder stock for additional support - is the current design standard for global launchers today. A further evolution of the line has seen the introduction of Picatinny rail sections added for supporting tactical accessories.

There are a total of 64 Grenade Launchers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing includes Rocket-Propelled Grenade-type (RPG) weapons as well as Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) systems and 'combination weapon systems' integrating a launcher component to a basic assault weapon design (the Heckler and Koch XM29 OICW being a perfect example of this weapon type).






#1
1968
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aerojet XM174
Aerojet XM174
Prototype 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
#2
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AirTronic PSRL-1 (RPG-7USA)
AirTronic PSRL-1 (RPG-7USA)
Anti-Armor / Anti-Personnel Shoulder-Fired Rocket Launcher
#3
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Prototype Anti-Material Grenade Launcher / Rifle System
#4
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta GLX-160 UBL
Beretta GLX-160 UBL
Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
#5
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Brugger & Thomet GL-06
Brugger & Thomet GL-06
Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1968
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the China Lake Grenade Launcher
China Lake Grenade Launcher
40mm Pump-Action Grenade Launcher
#7
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Colt / AAI M203
Colt / AAI M203
40mm Single-Shot, Breech-Loading Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
#8
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Colt XM148
Colt XM148
Developmental Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
#9
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Defcom XL200
Defcom XL200
Single-Shot 40mm Underslung Grenade Launcher
#10
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Defcom XL79 Composite
Defcom XL79 Composite
Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
#11
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Denel PAW-20 Neopup
Denel PAW-20 Neopup
Semi-Automatic Grenade Launcher
#12
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Denel Y3 AGL
Denel Y3 AGL
Automatic Grenade Launcher
#13
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Dynamics Mk 47 Striker AGL (Mk 47 Mod 0)
General Dynamics Mk 47 Striker AGL (Mk 47 Mod 0)
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
#14
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Dynamics XM307 (ACSW) Advanced Crew-Served Weapon
General Dynamics XM307 (ACSW) Advanced Crew-Served Weapon
Prototype Automatic Grenade Launcher
#15
1978
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the GP-25 / GP-30 GL
GP-25 / GP-30 GL
Single-Shot 40mm Muzzle-Loaded Grenade Launcher
#16
1980
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hawk MM-1 MGL
Hawk MM-1 MGL
Automatic Grenade Launcher
#17
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK AG36
Heckler & Koch HK AG36
Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
#18
1996
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa)
Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa)
Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#19
2015
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM25 CDTE
Heckler & Koch HK XM25 CDTE
25mm Smart Grenade Launcher
#20
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
Prototype Combination Assault Rifle / Weapons System
#21
2010
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)
Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)
40mm Single-Shot Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
#22
1996
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Howa Type 96
Howa Type 96
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#23
2013
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KBP ADS
KBP ADS
Amphibious Bullpup Assault Rifle
#24
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#25
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KBP AGS-30 AGL
KBP AGS-30 AGL
30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#26
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KBP GM-94
KBP GM-94
Multi-Shot, Pump-Action Grenade Launcher
#27
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
Six-Shot Grenade Launcher
#28
1961
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M79
M79
Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
#29
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas Scorpion
McDonnell Douglas Scorpion
Multi-Purpose Individual Munition (MPIM) / Urban Fighting Weapon
#30
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Milkor MGL Y2
Milkor MGL Y2
Six-Shot 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
#31
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Milkor MGL-140
Milkor MGL-140
Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL)
#32
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Milkor Mk-4 UBGL
Milkor Mk-4 UBGL
40mm Single-Shot Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher
#33
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Milkor SuperSix MGL
Milkor SuperSix MGL
40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher
#34
1994
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Naval Ordnance Station EX 41 (Shoulder-Fired Weapon / SFW)
Naval Ordnance Station EX 41 (Shoulder-Fired Weapon / SFW)
Multi-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
#35
2011
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO LG3
NORINCO LG3
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#36
2011
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO LG4
NORINCO LG4
Multiple Grenade Launcher (MGL)
#37
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO Type 69
NORINCO Type 69
Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher
#38
1987
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO Type 87 / QLZ76 AGL
NORINCO Type 87 / QLZ76 AGL
Automatic Grenade Launcher
#39
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northover Projector
Northover Projector
Anti-Tank Gun / Grenade Launcher
#40
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the OBR RGP-40
OBR RGP-40
Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#41
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)
Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)
Under-Barrel Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
#42
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
Combination Assault Weapon Prototype
#43
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Pindad SAR-2
Pindad SAR-2
Single-Shot 38mm Anti-Riot Grenade Launcher
#44
2000
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RAG-30 / SAG-30
RAG-30 / SAG-30
Automatic Grenade Launcher
#45
1994
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RG-6 (6G39)
RG-6 (6G39)
40mm Six-Shot Grenade Launcher
#46
1988
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RGS-50
RGS-50
50mm Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
#47
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield)
Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield)
Five-Round Anti-Riot Weapon
#48
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-2
RPG-2
Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade
#49
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
#50
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-30
RPG-30
Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
#51
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-32 (Hashim)
RPG-32 (Hashim)
72mm/105mm Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
#52
1961
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-7
RPG-7
Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher
#53
1975
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-75
RPG-75
Rocket-Propelled Grenade / Disposable, Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon
#54
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
Single-Shot, Disposable Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)
#55
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K11
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K11
Combination Assault Rifle / Weapon System
#56
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K201
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K201
40mm Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
#57
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K4
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K4
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#58
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Saco Mk 19 AGL
Saco Mk 19 AGL
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#59
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SB 40 LAG
SB 40 LAG
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
#60
1991
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ST Kinetics (CIS) 40 AGL
ST Kinetics (CIS) 40 AGL
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
#61
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TekhMash 6G27 Balkan
TekhMash 6G27 Balkan
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
#62
1921
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher
#63
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)
Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)
Rifle Grenade Launcher
#64
1929
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher