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Bleed Green
04-11-2016, 11:52
I came across this picture in an open source report the other day. They were identified as grenade launchers, but I have never seen them and was looking for help identifying them since the reporting source appears to have not id'd them correctly.

JJ_BPK
04-11-2016, 12:27
Type 87 grenade launcher
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Type 87 Grenade Launcher
A Type 87 grenade launcher mounted on a tripod on display in Beijing.

Type Grenade launcher
Place of origin China
Service history
Wars Syrian Civil War
Production history
Manufacturer Norinco

Specifications
Weight 26 lb (12 kg) (Light with scope)
44 lb (20 kg) (Heavy with scope)
Length 38 in (970 mm)
Cartridge 35x32 mm grenade
Action Air cooling, gas-operated (direct impingement)
Rate of fire 120-500 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 219 ft/s (200 m/s)
Effective firing range 600 m
Maximum firing range 1,750 m
Feed system 6 or 15 rounds drum magazine

The Type 87 (also known as QLZ87) 35 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) is an air-cooled, gas operated[1] fully automatic weapon and is crew transportable (12~20 kg) with limited amounts of ammunition.[2] It can fire a variety of 35 mm grenades stored in the 6-or 15-round cartridge drum. The Type 87 is described by NORINCO as "Mini Infantry Artillery". The 35 mm grenade pierces armour up to 80 mm thick and produces fragments to kill or wound personnel within 10 meters of the point of impact. The Type 87 can fire on a tripod or by using the bipod fixed on the barrel. It can also be mounted on armoured vehicles or helicopters. The launcher is capable of attacking low-flying air targets as well as targets on the ground..

Spend more time on your google-foo skills.. :munchin

PSM
04-11-2016, 12:34
I came across this picture in an open source report the other day. They were identified as grenade launchers, but I have never seen them and was looking for help identifying them since the reporting source appears to have not id'd them correctly.

With images you can search with TinEye: https://www.tineye.com/search/b98f0a585637a3a58d2f422c3f10618d38f69be8/ ;)

Pat

Bleed Green
04-11-2016, 12:46
Thanks so much for your help JJ and Pat. Things have been rather hectic at work with lots of late nights and my Google-fu has suffered immensely. Stay safe you all.

Streck-Fu
04-11-2016, 13:27
I hope you are not finding them aimed across the Rio..... :eek:

Bleed Green
04-12-2016, 04:26
You know what they say about the river and the fence? Neither one stop rounds coming down range towards you.

Team Sergeant
04-12-2016, 15:10
You know what they say about the river and the fence? Neither one stop rounds coming down range towards you.

That works both ways. Border Patrol just needs to hire some "contractors" with some mad sniper skills....... DoD does it, State Dept does it, why not BP? :munchin

(Google 20mm Sniper Rifle, it should out distance any Mexican grenade launcher.......;))

Bleed Green
04-13-2016, 02:31
Thanks for that one TS. It was definitely the chuckle I needed after another long day. I am pretty sure that floating that suggestion up the chain would wind up with me in chains and maybe a straight jacket at the same time. I do owe my continued existence to my adversaries being unable to shoot their way out of a wet paper bag with a hole in it on more occasions than any of my family ever wants to hear about so we still have that going for us.

mojaveman
04-13-2016, 18:09
(Google 20mm Sniper Rifle, it should out distance any Mexican grenade launcher.......;))

Is it legal to hunt with them? :D :p