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Grenade XM174

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    XM174
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    XM174
    In the stowed position

    In the first half of the 1960s, as part of the competition for the semi-automatic grenade launcher Army, the company «Aerojet Ordnance Manufacturing Company» was created one of the first automatic grenade launchers for the U.S. armed forces.

    new automatic grenade launcher was designated XM174 and was developed based on M1919A4 machine gun and grenade launcher M79 using as ammunition 40mm grenades at a low speed flight.

    automation system was borrowed from a grenade machine gun M1919A4, but adaptable for other munition.

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    XM174
    In a combat situation

    Barrel (launch tube) was virtually unchanged borrowed from the M79 hand grenade.

    Controls fire included the pistol grip on the plate receiver and trigger similar to those in the machine gun M1919A4.

    trigger mechanism has been redesigned and allows you to fire both in automatic and semi-automatic.

    Caliber, mm 40h46
    Length mm 712
    Height,
    - Without a shop
    - To shop

    158
    216
    Width
    - Without a shop
    - To shop

    219
    387
    Weight
    - Without adapter
    - With adapter

    7.25
    7.7
    Weight store
    (Drum) with
    Grenades, kg
    4.5
    Shop
    (Drum),
    Count. Garnet
    12
    Start
    Speed
    Grenades, m / s
    76
    Maximum
    Range
    Fire, m
    400
    Rate of fire,
    Rds / min
    350

    Sights consisted of flies and tumbler pillar.

    Food weapons carried out of the drum capacity of 12 grenades. Garnets by a spring placed in the drum, fed into the chamber. Drum itself was mounted on the left hand grenade.

    main setting for HM174 was machine-tripod. However, due to the presence of special adapters accommodate grenade was on cars, armored vehicles, helicopters and boats.

    Between 1964-1968, the city XM174 grenade tested Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and the United States used in the Vietnam War.

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    XM174
    When using the In the basic model

    XM174 samples were created XM174E1, XM174E2, XM174E3 with improved designs and the use of other types of ammunition. XM174 models and XM174E1 as ammunition used grenades 40x46 mm SR, in XM174E2 - M433 grenades and M397, in XM174E3 - grenades with additional jet engine.

    However, all the samples were produced in small quantities (in some sources indicate numbers: XM174 - 160 pcs, XM174E1 - 224 pcs, XM174E2 - 8 pcs, XM174E3 - 2 units) and in the official lists of weapons by the U.S. was not involved.

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    XM174
    When reloading




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