Russian gunsmiths of the Nizhny Novgorod Research Institute "Puffin" at an exhibition in Minsk introduced a new grenade launcher, designed for special forces, reports "Interfax".
82-millimeter grenade launcher when firing does not create any noise, no flame, no smoke. As explained by the design engineer, "Puffin" Alex Zelencov, this effect is achieved by the design of the shot. According to him, the shot powder gases locked in the shank mine, so do not create no smoke, no loud noise, no flame, no shock. Is the sound that occurs when shooting still on the volume is comparable to the sound of firing from Kalashnikov assault rifle equipped with a silencer.
He added that the exhibition presents the serial sample, but did not say who the customer is a new kind of weapon.
The grenade launcher is capable of hitting targets at a distance of 100 to 1,200 meters. Its rate of fire is 15 rounds per minute, the weight of no more than 13 pounds, the weight of the warhead shot 1.9 kilograms. The name of the new items is not reported.