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Heckler & Koch GMG

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The GMG (Granatmaschinengewehr or "grenade machine gun") is an automatic grenade launcher developed by Heckler & Koch for the German Army. It is also often referred to as GMW or GraMaWa (Granatmaschinenwaffe).[1]

Design details

It fires 40 mm grenades at a rate of about 340 rounds per minute. The GMG is belt-fed, and can be loaded from either side, making it easy to mount on most platforms. With a variety of day and night sights available, the GMG can be used for most medium range infantry support situations.

The weapon is 1.09 m long and has a 415 mm rifled barrel; the ammunition box has dimensions of 470x160x250 mm. The gun operates on a recoil operated blow back basis. It weighs 29 kg; the tripod is an additional 11 kg.

Testing and operation

The HK GMG was tested in the Yuma desert in Arizona in 1997 in order to compete for future United States contracts.

Users

See also

Notes

  1. "Heckler & Koch :: Home". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/defencewatch/archive/2010/10/14/canadian-army-to-take-delivery-of-close-area-suppression-weapon-starting-in-march.aspx
  3. "Too Late? Canada’s CASW for 40mm GMGs". Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  4. http://tietokannat.mil.fi/paiste07/log.php@language=fi_FI&page_id=25.html
  5. "40 KRKK 2005, Heckler & Koch GMG - Finnish Army". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.
  7. "MOWAG CRV with 12.7mm HMG or 40mm Grenade Launcher". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. http://www.mod.gov.lv/upload/nbsfakti.anglu.gala.pdf
  9. "Lietuvos kariuomenė :: Ginkluotė ir karinė technika » Granatsvaidžiai ir prieštankiniai ginklai » Automatinis granatsvaidis H&K GMG 40 mm". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  10. "Special Forces - Wapens" (in Dutch). Netherlands Legermuseum: Collectie Informatie Centrum. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  11. "AGW, automatische granaatwerper 40 mm" (in Dutch). Netherlands Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  12. http://www.army.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/army-news/armynews428.pdf
  13. "Forsvarsdepartementet får 10 millioner kroner i bot". Aftenposten. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  14. "40 mm GMG Automatic Grenade Launcher". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/upload/200711272151281.pdf
  16. "Советы по ремонту". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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