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Grenade Launchers

40mm Y3 MK1 Automatic Grenade Launcher


The 40mm Y3 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is a left-hand, belt-fed, long-recoil, open-breech grenade launcher with air-cooled barrel, in 40mm x 53mm calibre. The weapon is ideally used as a tripod-mounted support weapon for infantry as a vehicle or tripod mounted weapon, with a nominal rate of fire of 320 rounds per minute.

Functional Description

The weapon operates on a long-recoil principle. This means that the barrel group and the breech block group stay locked for the complete recoil distance of the breech block group. Linked grenades are fed through pawls into an extraction position above the barrel group. The barrel group movement and a cam profile in the feed slide activate the feed pawls. From this position the reciprocating breech block group extractors clips onto the base of the cartridge and extracts the grenade from the belt when the breech block group moves backwards. The grenade is then pushed down to align with the barrel group by means of a cam and follower situated on the right in the rear receiver. Empty cases are ejected through an opening in the bottom of the rear receiver.

40mm Y3 AGL Mount Options

  • Integrated infantry tri-pod mount
  • Ring mount for use on logistic and utility vehicles
  • Easily adapted multi pedestal gun mount for use on logistic/utility vehicles, light strike vehicles and naval platforms
  • Cupola weapon station mounted on AFV's or IFV's

Product Features

  • Safety, fully locked breech
  • Ejection last round empty case
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fully integrated tri-pod
  • Electronic indirect sight
  • Aim point direct sight
  • Carrying harness system
  • Weapon supplied with user's tools and accessories
  • Integrated logistic support
  • Compatible with international ammunition

Main Assemblies

  • Weapon Assembly
  • Tripod Group
  • Direct Sight Group
  • Indirect Electronic Sight Group
  • Feed Throat
  • Registered Equipment and Accessories
  • Carry-harnesses
  • Containers
  • Aiming Post Set


40mm High Explosive

  • This round is extremely effective against enemy personnel and vehicles under all terrain conditions with lethality radius of 25 meters.

40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose

  • This is a dual purpose round which provides anti-personnel, anti-armour and anti-fortification capability under all terrain conditions. The round can penetrate 50mm of armour plate and 350mm concrete, with a lethality radius of 25 meters.

40mm Target Practice

  • This round is used during simulated exercises and for normal training purposes. A flash with smoke and a bang is produced on hitting a target, having a practice up to 2 200 meters.

40mm Practice Tracer

  • This round is used during simulated exercises and has the same ballistic characteristics as the HE an HE DP rounds.

Technical Data

Weapon System Parameters

  • Calibre: 40 x 53mm
  • Total Mass: 33kg
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 861mm
    • Height: 267mm (with sight)
    • Width: 281mm
  • Muzzle Velocity: 242 m/sec
  • Ranges
    • Effective Range: 2 200m
    • Recoil Force: 3000 5000 N
    • Rate of Fire: 280 - 320rpm
    • Grooves: 18 RH
    • Barrel Length: 335mm
    • Twist: 1 in 1 220min
    • Direct sigh Mass - 1,1kg
    • Indirect Electronic Sigh Mass: 2kg
    • Box - Storage and Packaging
      • Length: 1 200mm
      • Width: 400mm
      • Height: 465mm
      • Mass: 26kg
    • Tripod Assembly Parameters
      • Total Mass: 32kg
    • Dimensions (Folded)
      • Length: 1 180mm
      • Width: 395mm
      • Height: 395mm (with sight)
    • Box Storage / Packaging
      • Length: 1 200mm
      • Width: 400mm
      • Height: 650mm
      • Mass: 21kg

40mm Y2 MK1 Multi Grenade Launcher


The 40mm, Y2 MK-1 Six Shot Grenade Launcher is a lightweight, semi-automatic, shoulder fired grenade launcher for infantry use. It fires the widely used 40mm, low velocity family of grenades. The weapon is based on the revolver principle with a cylinder holding six rounds. A gas piston activates the cylinder, which is spring driven. The 40mm, Y2 MK-1 Grenade Launcher is fitted with an Occluded Eye Gun-sight (OEG), which means that the weapon is fired with both eyes open. The sight is operational in poor light conditions as long as the target can be seen.

System Parameters

  • Calibre: 40mm
  • Mass
    • Weight Empty: 5,3kg
    • Weight loaded with 6 HE Rounds: 6,5kg
  • Dimensions
    • Overall - Gun Stock folded: 566mm
    • Overall - Gun Stock extended (Pos 1): 778mm
    • Overall - Gun Stock extended (Pos 2): 788mm
    • Height - 300mm
    • Width - 170mm
  • Muzzle Velocity: 76 m/sec
  • Ranges
    • Minimum Safe Distance - Training: 100m
    • Minimum Safe Distance - Operational: 30m
    • Maximum Effective - Area Target: 375m
    • Distance - Point Target: 150m
    • Maximum Range: 400m
    • Arming Distance of Grenade: 8 to 28m
  • Rate of Fire: As fast as the trigger can be pressed (approximately 18 rounds per minute)
  • Cylinder Capacity: 6 x 40mm Rounds
  • Grooves: Progress right hand twist with final value of one turn in 1,2m
  • Box - Storage and Transport
    • Length: 660mm
    • Width: 250mm
    • Height: 410mm
    • Mass: 18kg
  • Lethality Area HE Ammo: 11,5m radius