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Denel Y3



Overview


Denel Y3

Denel Y3 automatic grenade launcher shown on vehicle mount.
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Origin
South Africa
Type
Automatic grenade launcher
Entered service
2000's
Status
In service
Development
Late 1980's - 1992 (Aram)
Mid 1990's - Early 2000's (Vektor / Denel)
Developer
South Africa - Aram Ltd.
South Africa - Vektor / Denel Land Systems
Production
2003 - present
Producer
South Africa - Denel Land Systems
Designations
AS88 (early prototypes by Aram)
Y3 AGL
AGL Striker
CG-40
GLI-40
Notable users
South Africa - Army

Details


Facts Y3
General
Origin
South Africa
Type
Automatic grenade launcher
Caliber
Caliber
40x53mm NATO
Feed system
Belt fed
20 round belts for tripod use
32 round belts for vehicle mount
Barrel length
300 mm
Muzzle velocity
242 m/s
Operation
Action
Long recoil, fires from open breech
Fire selector
0 - F
Rate of fire
360 to 425 rpm
Dimensions
Weight
32 kg weapon only
18 kg tripod for Y3
Length
844 mm
Width
281 mm
Height
267 mm
Sights
Mechanical
None
Optics
Optical sight
Optional sight with integral ballistic computer