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40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)

The GMG is used by our Army to provide direct fire support against area targets and soft skinned vehicles.

New Zealand Army soldiers use the 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)

The GMG is a blow back, belt fed, grenade launcher. The GMG can be fed from either the left or right hand side and is capable of either semi-automatic or automatic fire and is employed at ranges up to and in excess of 1500m. The GMG can be mounted on either a tripod or vehicles.

Calibre 40x53mm HV
Length 200mm
Weight 29kg (Gun only)
Rate of Fire 350 rounds per minute

To meet mission requirements it can be fitted with a range of ancillaries such as: optical sights, night vision equipment, fire control system, and auxiliary aiming devices.

A shooter and spotter sitting together near a riverbed operate a 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

40mm Grenade Machine Gun