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AGS-17 "Flame" in Syria

Syrian government troops actively use Russian automatic grenade launchers during combat operations against terrorists, reports Messenger of Mordovia.

AGS-17 "Flame" in Syria

The Russian 30-mm AGNS-17 “Flame” grenade launchers that are in service with the troops have proven themselves both during defensive battles in urban areas and during offensive actions.

Previously, AGS-17 met only among elite units, but today they are widely spread among the troops.

“In order to increase the mobility of AGSs in recent months, they are increasingly being installed on light armored vehicles of the type BRDM-2, MT-LB, BMP-1. You can see them on armored cars, jeeps and pickups. “Flame” allows us to significantly increase the firepower of the existing standard equipment, ”writes the author of the material, Lev Romanov.

He notes that the tests of the Terminator fire support vehicle in the SAR confirmed the correctness of the designers, who armed the armored vehicle with automatic grenade launchers. "Also this year, a contract has been signed for the installation of the Berezhok combat module on the BMP-2, which has a new 30-mm automatic grenade launcher AG-30 with 300 rounds of ammunition," the author adds.

According to experts, the Syrian experience has played a certain role in making this decision.

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  1. 210ox
    210ox 9 November 2017 13: 20
    A very effective weapon .. Why not crush geeks out of it?
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 9 November 2017 13: 26
      and most importantly - verified good
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 9 November 2017 13: 40
        Including in Afghanistan. yes
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 9 November 2017 13: 38
      I remember that the Flame gas station was already fired at the Sergeevsky training ground (in the Far Eastern Federal District) back in 1971. They entered service at the same time as Shilki.
    3. Maz
      Maz 9 November 2017 14: 16
      And where is the beauty and power of the AGS-40? Balkan - seem. That would drive him around Syria
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 9 November 2017 16: 48
        I hope the Socialist Party chases him.
  2. uav80
    uav80 9 November 2017 13: 22
    For a long time it was already necessary to switch to AGS-30, there the device is like in PPSh, simply and reliably even an aborigine in a couple of minutes will understand how he understands and gathers, and how to shoot from him ....
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 9 November 2017 14: 03
    AGS-30 is much newer and more interesting than the 17th. But there is still a much steeper “Balkan”. 40 mm with a "flying" sleeve. That such light armor would put ...
    1. uav80
      uav80 9 November 2017 14: 20
      The problem of the AGS-40 in the absence of a sufficient quantity of ammunition to put into the series and put into service with the parts, first you need to supply ammunition, fill up the warehouses, and then weapons without a power supply are just a waste of money, time and place ... and for 30 BP at least * sing ...
    2. Dorren
      Dorren 9 November 2017 17: 43
      Oh yes. 17th - dangerous weapons in skillful hands, no doubt, good support for the infantry. But having “touched” Mk 19 American and Vector Y3 South African, I’ll say - it’s time to change already. And more caliber / power. And also this cable, yat.

      Although on the same vector there was a problem a couple of times with not removing the sleeve, when it was riveted into the barrel at the next move - you think about knocking out.
  4. Doliva63
    Doliva63 9 November 2017 15: 27
    "... tests of the Terminator fire support combat vehicle in the ATS ..."
    Now, the name is different. You look, and they will refuse production laughing
  5. Radikal
    Radikal 9 November 2017 21: 36
    I have never seen an AGS in any news video report ...
    1. ratfly
      ratfly 9 November 2017 21: 59
      I agree, some carts with DShK or anti-aircraft guns.