The immediate future — caliber heavy machine antipersonnel set 40mm

The new machine-designed 40mm grenade launcher in PKB number 1 plant. V.Dyagtereva. At the moment, there is only information about the project work of the design team, working out of the stand and the beginning of the factory test works. The development department is led by Yu Bogdanov, a famous designer, who is the developer of the caliber of 12.7mm machine gun "Kord".

PKB-1 has been developing direction "gunnery armament with installation area" and is part of the plant design and structural center. BPC-1 is mainly engaged in the development of new types and systems of small arms and cannon armament and accompanied by the development of mass production. As part of the PCB-1 22 employees. They are developing new types of automatic grenade launchers, machine guns and automatic systems, shooting complexes and sniper rifles.

The group engaged in the creation of a new automatic mounted grenade caliber 40mm, includes:
— Yuri Bogdanov He is the head of design work in the direction of anti-personnel caliber 40mm automatic grenade launcher on the machine;
— Koptev AM The group is a leading designer engineer;
— Tolstolychenko AV Included in the group of developers is the design engineer 1 category;
— VV Gudkov Included in the group of developers is the design engineer 1 category;
— Bogdanov PY Included in the group of developers is the design engineer 2 categories.

Background information on the analogs:
— UAG-40 — the joint development of Ukrainian and Belarusian designers. Intended to engage manpower, light armored vehicles and engineering structures of the enemy.

Key Features:
— weight — 16 pounds;
— length — 96 inches;
— barrel — 40 inches;
— rifling — 8/16/24;
— caliber ammunition — 40h53mm (NATO standard);
— initial velocity — 240 m / s;
— effective range / maximum — 1.6/2.2 km;
— rate of up to 400 rds / min;
— estimated cost — $ 20,000;
— mass production — in 2010.

— Mk.19 mod.3 — American machine-automatic grenade launcher with belt-fed ammunition, modification Mk.19, developed in 1966. Intended to engage manpower, light armored vehicles and structures of the enemy.

Key Features:
— caliber ammunition — 40h53mm;
— Length — 1.09 m;
— weight — 32.9 kg;
— initial rate — 240.6 m / s;
— effective range / maximum — 1.6/2.2 km;
— rate of up to 375 rds / min;
— the estimated cost of the production model — $ 14,000;
— developed / batch production — 1981/1983 year.

— HK GMG — designed by German designers in 1990. Is used by the German army. Developer — «Heckler-Koch». Intended to engage manpower, light armored vehicles and structures of the enemy.

Key Features:
-Length — 1.18 m;
— barrel — 58 inches;
— weight — 28 pounds;
— initial velocity — 241 m / s;
— rate — 350 rds / min;
— effective range / maximum — 1.5/2.2 kilometers.

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