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Light Infantry and Support Armament

40 mm GMG Automatic Grenade Launcher


The GMG automatic grenade launcher is a multi-purpose support weapon, usually mounted on a tripod or other platforms (vehicles, vessels). It is designed to destroy light armoured and non-armoured ground targets, using direct and indirect fire within 2000m range.

The GMG automatic grenade launcher is an automatic weapon with a massive inertial breech. It fires from an open bolt. It can be fed from the left or right side by the ammunition from a 32-round disintegrating, closed link belt. The weapon is handled by a two-man crew. It is capable of single shot or burst firing.

Manufacturer: Heckler&Koch GmbH, Germany.

It has been in operational use in the Slovenian Armed Forces since 2005.

Calibre: 40 mm
Cartridge: 40x53
Lenght: 1180mm
Barrel lenght 476mm
Weight 29kg
Rate of fire: 350 rounds/minute