| RGM-40 |
In a combat situation nominated butt
compact RGM-40 "Fist" (RGM-compact grenade launcher), developed in 1997 VN Teles for the Russian Interior Ministry, is designed for combat in urban areas, to engage unsheltered manpower and as manpower, located in open trenches, window openings, on the reverse slopes of the terrain.
RGM-40 "Fist" is based on grenade launcher GP-30 "Obuvka" and, in fact, is his version of the pistol.
RGM-40 differs from the GP - 30 lack of attachment to the machine. It is replaced by a tubular butt.
RGM-40 is a single-charge system, chargeable from the muzzle.
basic element of design is a short steel tube, which actually mounted grenade launcher sights and retractable buttstock.
grenade launcher equipped with a plastic handle fire control borrowed from a Kalashnikov.
In the stowed position, the stock closed
trigger mechanism - self-cocking type, ie, when you press the shutter release consistently cocked and his stall with cocking. Shooting is the single shots, practical rate reaches 4-6 rounds / min.
Relatively light weight grenade (2.5 kg) is fired from the force of the impact test samples exceed allowable limits, so we had to change the design of the bolt gas grenade, which reduced recoil force. However, at the same firing range in comparison with the GP-25 decreased by about 150 m and 0-300 m is considered that for a police weapon, which is formally considered RGM-40, such a firing range is acceptable.
Grenade RGM-40 has open iron sights, consisting of a front sight and a bracket with holes special shape to aim at different distances. When carrying a grenade launcher they fold and fixed.
To ensure stability when shooting using retractable metal stock, equipped with rubber butt pad.
| Caliber, mm || 40 |
| shots without Weight, kg || 2.5 |
| Length (stowed), mm || 360 |
| Length (in firing position), mm || 615 |
| Combat rate of fire, rds / min || 5-8 |
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| Sighting range, m || 250 |
provisions butt release latch button which is located above the pistol grip.
for firing a grenade launcher used VOG-25 and VOG-25P and a special "non-lethal" ammunition at distances of up to 250 m
Grenade RGM-40 is compact, simple design and high operational reliability. It has a simple design, in many details unified systems with serial GP-25 and RG-6, which allowed him to produce a pre-existing equipment.
grenade was adopted by the special police and interior troops as a weapon to incapacitate manpower nonfatal with special munitions (tear, percussion, etc.).