QLZ-87 grenade launcher

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QLZ-87 (Type 87 Grenade Launcher)
Type 87 Grenade Launcher.jpg
A Type 87 grenade launcher mounted on a tripod on display in Beijing
TeepGrenade launcher
Place o oreegin Cheenae
Service history
Uised biSee Uisers
WarsSirian Ceevil War[1]
Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)
Production history
DesignedMid 1980's
ProducedLate 1980's - present
Wecht26 lb (12 kg) (Light with scope)
44 lb (20 kg) (Heavy with scope)
Lenth38 in (970 mm)

Cartridge35×32 mm grenade
ActionAir cooling, gas-operated (direct impingement)
Rate o fire480 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity190 m/s (620 ft/s)
Effective firin range600 m
Maximum firin range1,750 m (tripod-mounted)
Feed seestem6- or 15-round drum magazine
SichtsIron sights[2]
3x magnification optic
Optic mounting rail for night vision or thermal sight

The QLZ-87[3][4][5] (also known as Type 87) 35 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL)[6] is an air-cooled, gas operated[7] fully automatic wappen and is crew transportable (12~20 kg) with limitit amoonts of ammunition.[8]

The QLZ-87 is being complementit by the QLZ-04, which is fed from a belt and thus is better suited to be moontit on tripods and vehicles.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.armamentresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Arms-and-Munitions-Brief-No.-1-QLZ-87-Automatic-Grenade-Launcher.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Arms and Munitions Brief No.1 - QLZ-87 Automatic Grenade Launcher" (PDF). www.armamentresearch.com. August 2014.
  3. http://www.armamentresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Arms-and-Munitions-Brief-No.-1-QLZ-87-Automatic-Grenade-Launcher.pdf
  4. https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2010/armament/WednesdayLandmarkBJuanjuanYang.pdf
  5. http://weaponsystems.net/weaponsystem/BB01%20-%2035x32mm%20Type%2087.html
  6. http://modernfirearms.net/grenade/ch/qlz-7-w7-e.html
  7. [1] Sino Defence, QLZ87 35mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
  8. Blasko, Dennis J. (17 June 2013). The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century. Routledge. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-136-51997-0.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kurdish Forces with Chinese QLZ87 Automatic Grenade Launcher & M99 Anti-materiel Rifle Small Arms Defense Journal. 29 April 2016.
  10. Yan, Timothy (2014). The Chinese QLZ87 Automatic Grenade Launcher. Armament Research Services Pty. Ltd. pp. 8–9. ISBN 9780992462420.
  11. IDEX ABU 2017 Small Arms Defense Journal. 17 November 2017.
  12. https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c5e_1356371768&comments=1
  13. https://sites.google.com/site/worldinventory/https-sites-google-com-site-worldinventory-wiw_af_tanzania