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The AGS-40 "Balkan" grenade launcher will go to the troops in 2018

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The new Balkan grenade launcher (AGS-40) is expected to be adopted by the military at 2018, it is being actively developed, said the general director of the Tekhmash concern Vladimir Lepin.


The AGS-40 "Balkan" grenade launcher will go to the troops in 2018


At 2018, it is planned to complete the combined-arms tests of the promising Balkan complex and the subsequent adoption by the Russian army
- V. Lepin said in an interview with Interfax.

He noted that currently the complex is being improved in terms of the day-night sighting device, cartridge tape, equipment and other elements.

The "Balkan" complex in its main characteristics exceeds the world's best analogues of this type of weapon
- V.Lepin declared.

Earlier, Tekhmash stated that the firing range of the new grenade launcher complex was increased to 2,5 kilometer, which is 45% more than the existing AGS-17
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  1. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 10 January 2018 11: 25
    +4
    if also easier than the predecessors, quite a beauty))
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 10 January 2018 11: 38
      10
      Eugene hi
      Quote: Warrior with a machine gun
      if also easier than the predecessors, quite a beauty))

      AGS-17 - 18 kg grenade launcher body plus 12 kg 6T8 machine gun, AGS-30 - 16 kg grenade launcher with machine (snail mass with 29 shots - about 14 kg for both), Balkan - 32 kg grenade launcher on the machine + 14 kg box with 20 grenades in the tape.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 10 January 2018 11: 43
        +4
        Good day, but you can’t get a nod to the designers, they are always clamped by several mutually exclusive criteria.
    2. Maz
      Maz 10 January 2018 12: 36
      +3
      Quote: Warrior with a machine gun
      if also easier than the predecessors, quite a beauty))

      It is also larger along the 40mm barrel, and the grenade’s charge is more powerful. From Toko is charming. It would be thrust into the BMPT or put on a cart for three hundred and 600 grenades.
      1. Vasya Vassin
        Vasya Vassin 10 January 2018 18: 00
        0
        I already imagine this charm, Budyonny would be envious!
  2. avt
    avt 10 January 2018 11: 27
    0
    As I understand it - is another 40mm caliber introduced? And AGS-30 sideways?
    1. Magic archer
      Magic archer 10 January 2018 11: 58
      +4
      No, not on the side. They will coexist. Like 5,45 and 7,62. I watched a video with testing the 40 mm grenade launcher. The power of 40 mm exceeds 30 mm by 1,5 times!
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 10 January 2018 14: 53
        +1
        Quote: Magic Archer
        No, not on the side. They will coexist. Like 5,45 and 7,62. I watched a video with testing the 40 mm grenade launcher. The power of 40 mm exceeds 30 mm by 1,5 times!

        And for what? In my opinion, it makes sense to divide the ACS into heavy and light, making the second system very much overlap with the old one and leaving both is somehow strange. Except for the transition period, they will not yet be completely replaced with a new AGS.
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 10 January 2018 14: 48
      +1
      And the 40 mm grenade launchers for GP-25 and GP-30?
    3. Chever
      Chever 10 January 2018 23: 23
      0
      Quote: avt
      As I understand it - is another 40mm caliber introduced? And AGS-30 sideways?

      Well, they will withdraw from service 30 mm, but gradually ...
  3. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 10 January 2018 11: 33
    +1
    Increased caliber and charge. Now they’ll finish it in the troops. AGS 17 already probably doesn’t enter the troops, AGS 30 instead. And it looks like a receiver like the 17th. Himself in the 98th happened to play with him. Oh, and it's heavy.
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 10 January 2018 11: 40
    +3
    Vesch is very useful. It's nice when the right equipment is updated. With the name they just overdid it. I believe that "behind the eyes" they will call him "cormorant" ...
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 10 January 2018 12: 07
      +1
      Quote: Alex-a832
      I believe that "behind the eyes" they will call him "cormorant" ...

      now if its officially cormorant called - that would be are too smart))
      1. Alex-a832
        Alex-a832 10 January 2018 12: 43
        +2
        It would be cruel to AGS)))
  5. ltc35
    ltc35 10 January 2018 11: 53
    +1
    It seemed to me, or is it a seat or palm rest? At AGS-17, when you shoot, you certainly won't sit still winked Palmrest ... is also not entirely clear. Maybe from specialists, who will explain?
    1. Maz
      Maz 10 January 2018 12: 40
      0
      Google, there’s a video about the saddle
    2. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 10 January 2018 12: 42
      +4
      Grandma Definitely.
      1. Chichikov
        Chichikov 10 January 2018 14: 10
        +2
        A good target for a sniper!
        Does the target look into the eyepiece of the sight between the shooter's legs or what? Then, periscope!
        1. Dedall
          Dedall 10 January 2018 21: 03
          +3
          Speak correctly, hero of Dead Souls! The main type of firing from all such weapons is firing from closed positions. This means that the grenade launcher and his assistant are sitting in a trench and from there they are burnt in bursts by a hinged trajectory. The squad commander corrects firing with a periscope.
          And the dude’s shooting depicted in the photo reminds me of the times when the “new Russians” came to our training ground and arranged some shooting for money. Then we made all kinds of repairs with this money.
      2. ltc35
        ltc35 10 January 2018 16: 14
        +1
        Well, I’m straight and I don’t know how much he will sit there)) Good for him. In the headphones))) After shooting the tape for two hours, nothing is heard smile
  6. uav80
    uav80 10 January 2018 13: 33
    0
    And things are still there ... the campaign article is just updated every year ...

  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 10 January 2018 13: 52
    +1
    I think it will mainly be used by the AGS-30 armored vehicles (tigers and typhoons), and the 40mm RP grenade should be powerful (you can already do this in this caliber). Instead of a module with 30mm, the 2A42 and 2A72 will be very nice on protected vehicles.
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 10 January 2018 14: 19
      0
      Cumulative in this caliber is weak. The tank will not break through anyway, but it’s enough for light armored vehicles and high-explosive-kinetic fragmentation.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 10 January 2018 14: 24
        0
        with 40mm or less, but enough for an infantry fighting vehicle ... on a TIGER I wouldn’t contact the tank and infantry fighting vehicle.
    2. uav80
      uav80 10 January 2018 14: 39
      0
      The AGS-30, in principle, was not designed for transport (it is purely infantry, therefore it was lightened and simplified) for this there is a proven and reliable AGD-17 with a thicker barrel and servos ...
      And the 40th grenade for infantry and boxes has a distinct advantage over 30 mm VOG-17 ... plus a shot here as a shellless one like VOG-25 i.e. the mass of fragments will be greater.

      PS: actually about AGS-30 it will not be put on transport since reloading 30s several times longer than 17s due to the difference in the design of the bolt group and the trigger, the mechanization of the process will simply ruin the very idea of ​​reducing mass and simplifying the design of the product ...
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 10 January 2018 14: 42
        0
        30mm HE grenades have a power similar to a 30mm shell for 2A42. But I did not understand, a 40mm grenade like a grenade launcher?
        1. uav80
          uav80 10 January 2018 14: 50
          +2
          There is a difference, of course, but the principle is about one, here is a shot for the AGS-40 (7P39)

          1. Dedall
            Dedall 10 January 2018 21: 22
            +2
            I also drew attention to the strange indentations in the bottom. They are similar to those of VOG, but there is a sleeveless grenade and a guiding belt for carving.
            As for the 40-mm caliber, they are also going to throw it with the AGS-40 at 2,5 km, as well as with the AGS-17. But that one had a free shutter, but which one? And quite often it happened that after the second “snail” poking started. I wonder how this "bandura" has?