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Grenade Beretta GLX-160

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    Assault Rifle ARX-160
    With an installed GLX-160 grenade launcher
    grenade beretta glx-160
    Assault Rifle ARX-160
    With an installed GLX-160 grenade launcher
    Front view

    GLX-160 grenade launcher developed by «Beretta», as part of an infantry grenade launcher for the military Armed Italy.

    In the first half of the 2000s, the famous Italian company «Beretta», the national program «Soldato Futuro» (soldiers of the future), initiated the development of a new generation of weapons. Create new weapons produced primarily based on indicators such as the flexibility and simplicity of design, ease of operation and ergonomics, using modern materials.

    In 2005, Beretta has been demonstrated by the first models in 2008 - operating prototypes of new weapons, and in 2009, after extensive testing, the new small arms and grenade launcher began to come into service of the Italian Army.

    Shooting grenade launcher includes:

      Automatic (assault rifle) ARX-160 under standard 5.56x45 mm NATO ammunition. special optoelectronic kompleks.40-mm grenade launcher GLX-160, which can be used both as a grenade, and as a hand weapon.
      grenade beretta glx-160

      Beretta GLX-160
      launcher beretta glx-160
      GLX-160
      When reloading

      Grenade GLX-160 is technically a threaded, single-shot 40 mm caliber. It consists of a barrel, trigger unit, fixtures and polymer case.

      grenade reload manually. For this plastic forearm on the barrel grenade launcher moves downwards, and then the barrel moves forward, similar to the American grenade M203. However, unlike the M203 uses the same scheme Italian grenade has longer stroke barrel that allows the use of various types of ammunition, including non-lethal, which have a greater length sleeve.

      trigger mechanism of self-cocking type, double action. Fire Mode - Single.

      grenade beretta glx-160

      GLX-160 when reloading
      Bottom view

      GLX-160 has a number of safety devices.

      < td> Sighting range, m
      Caliber, mm 40h46
      Length mm 364
      Barrel length, mm 280
      Weight without charge, kg 1.00
      store count. charges Single-shot
      initial velocity grenades, m / s 76
      400
        Mechanical blocking the trigger guard. Safety button located on both sides of the hull. Blocking device shot at not closed or partially closed trunk. Blocking device with a non-bound shot (on the rifle or device stand-alone) grenade. Indicator showing the presence of charge in the barrel.

        To install GLX-160 on the rifle used rail-type Picatinny rail.

        The design

        grenade use the minimum amount of metal parts, and its mass in underbarrel version is only 1 kg.

        grenade beretta glx-160

        Assault Rifle ARX-160
        With an installed GLX-160 grenade launcher
        In addition to use a grenade launcher

        Beretta GLX-160, as part of an infantry grenade launcher complete with an assault rifle ARX-160, it can also be used as a standalone weapon.

        grenade beretta glx-160
        Beretta GLX-160
        As a hand grenade

        For use as a hand grenade GLX-160 is installed on the device, stand-alone, which is a pistol grip, shoulder rest, the bar for mounting a grenade launcher and a sighting device. Five-way adjustable butt and mechanical sight permit to deliver fire at a range of 400 meters. Furthermore, thanks to a Picatinny rail can be installed electronic sighting unit and other auxiliary devices.

        In the configuration

        independent arms grenade weight is 2.2 kg.

        for firing Beretta GLX 160 used grenades (shots) caliber 40 mm in different types: high-explosive, explosive, signal, smoke, training, non-lethal equipment, lighting and others.

        grenade beretta glx-160

        Beretta GLX-160
        As a hand grenade

        40-mm grenade launcher Beretta GLX-160 complete with automatic ARX-160 was adopted by the Italian Armed Forces, and their production has been established Italian company Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta.





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