Grenade MM-1

    launcher mm-1

    40-mm grenade launcher MM-1 developed in the late 1980s in the USA by Hawk Engineering, to arm fighters various special operations forces.

    Grenade MM-1 is designed for direct fire support to special units.

    launcher mm-1

    likely MM-1 was created under the influence of the success of the South African grenade Milkor MGL, but based on both MM-1 and grenade Milkor still lies before the war (1930) American development Manville machine projector - revolver gun for Police shoot tear gas cartridges.

    main difference between MM-1 from the more well-known South African system began doubling the capacity of the drum and the ability to fire bursts, with a theoretical rate of fire of about 150 rounds per minute (2.5 shots per second).

    The design

    grenade widely used light alloys and plastic barrel and parts of the firing mechanism made of steel.

    Grenade - revolver with the rotation of the drum from the action of the powder gases to drive a simple torsion.

    Caliber, mm 40
    Length mm 635
    Weight 5.7
    Drum capacity count. Garnet 12
    Rate of fire / min 30
    Effective range, m 350

    rotation of the drum and cocking the hammer carried by spring vzvodimoy manually during loading weapons. To recharge the rear of the grenade tipped sideways and upwards, opening up access to the breech chambers drum.

    placed in the drum 12 shots a standard 40-mm caliber, length of shots used can not exceed 101 mm.

    grenade used in all types of ammunition designed for under-barrel grenade launchers and automatic.

    main drawback grenade MM-1 - significant dimensions that make it very uncomfortable wearing, so he got limited distribution.

    grenade was adopted by the U.S. Special Operations forces, as well as several countries in Africa and South America.


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