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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