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AGS-17 is well established in Syria

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The Syrian army assault units, stripping eastern gutu from illegal armed units, are actively using AGN-30 “Flame” 17 grenade launchers, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




It weapon entered Syria before the outbreak of civil war. True, his number was small. Grenade launchers were handed over to the armament of only elite special forces.

After use in real combat conditions, the Syrians noted the accuracy and high reliability of grenade launchers.

“AGS-17 became a kind of mobile artillery, which, as they say, is always at hand - in defense, somewhere in the desert, or during the attack in urban areas. This weapon is easily transported, it is possible to defeat the enemy at a distance of 1,7 km. The rate of fire is up to 350-400 shots per minute, ”the article says.

At present, automatic grenade launchers are widely used not only by special forces, but also by ordinary infantry. AGS-17 is installed on the “Shot”, “Tiger” and “Lynx” armored cars, modernized by Syrian craftsmen BMP-1, BRDM-2, light transporters MT-LB.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 14 March 2018 11: 49
    +2
    The strange thing is that these weapons have appeared recently.
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 March 2018 12: 08
      +4
      Quote: 210ox
      The strange thing is that these weapons have appeared recently.

      Before that, there was no money to buy, and “to be friends” and not just “to be friends”, but “very, very”, again with Russia, began not long ago. While our advisers figured out what was with them and how, while their reports were analyzed, while supplies were delivered and a training course was under way, consider
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 14 March 2018 12: 11
      +2
      "Currently, automatic grenade launchers are used not only by special forces, but also by conventional infantry"
      Delirium or ignorance of the topic. The Flame automatic grenade launcher was in service in my motorized rifle regiment (DVO) as early as 1972. So it has been used by "regular" infantry for half a century. And the point is not even in its modification.winked
      1. pepel79
        pepel79 14 March 2018 12: 42
        +7
        Sorry ... but this is you, do not understand TOPICS ... He writes ... These weapons arrived in Syria before the start of the civil war. True, its quantity was small. Grenade launchers were only adopted by elite special forces ... then blah, blah ... and now automatic grenade launchers are widely used not only by special forces, but also by regular (Syrian - this is an explanation for you) infantry. But of course, if you, in the distant 1972, served in the "regular" Syrian infantry, then litter ...
      2. brr1
        brr1 14 March 2018 18: 35
        +2
        Damascus Military District
        Quote: siberalt
        "Currently, automatic grenade launchers are used not only by special forces, but also by conventional infantry"
        Delirium or ignorance of the topic. The Flame automatic grenade launcher was in service in my motorized rifle regiment (DVO) as early as 1972. So it has been used by "regular" infantry for half a century. And the point is not even in its modification.winked

        Damascus Military District?
  2. Strashila
    Strashila 14 March 2018 11: 53
    +4
    AGS-17 is an old warrior ... not the first decade in the war.
  3. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 14 March 2018 11: 53
    +5
    AGS-17 generally recommended itself well, and Syria is another TVD where there is work for it))
    1. Stiletto_711
      Stiletto_711 14 March 2018 20: 50
      0
      Quote: Warrior with machine gun
      AGS-17 generally recommended itself well, and Syria is another TVD where there is work for it))

      It was possible to fit a newer toy, AGS-30 for example.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 14 March 2018 23: 07
        +2
        it will be bold, we’ll leave it to ourselves))
        1. Stiletto_711
          Stiletto_711 15 March 2018 23: 27
          0
          I would leave it to myself, but who will give laughing
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 March 2018 11: 57
    +5
    But it was created when we had very tense relations with China, and they developed the tactics of “Oncoming Waves”.
  5. svp67
    svp67 14 March 2018 12: 06
    +3
    AGS-17 is well established in Syria
    Yes, he has proved himself since Afghanistan ...
  6. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 14 March 2018 12: 20
    +1
    Good, reliable car. It is a pity that it is heavy and prone to "burying". For the desert and urban battles - that’s it.
  7. Hey
    Hey 14 March 2018 12: 31
    0
    On newsreels, the AGS-17 really rarely flashes in Syria, in Dombass it was more often seen.
    1. Mik13
      Mik13 15 March 2018 10: 29
      +2
      Quote: MUD
      On newsreels, the AGS-17 really rarely flashes in Syria, in Dombass it was more often seen.

      In the Donbass for the word "Dombass" between the horns, the butt flies quickly and without talking. Personally watched ...
  8. gukoyan
    gukoyan 14 March 2018 13: 33
    +1
    An excellent grenade launcher, a friend told me that when I served often I had to shoot from him, the only one that said it strained the tape to manually equip)
  9. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 14 March 2018 14: 25
    +3
    He is also praised in New Russia.
  10. senima56
    senima56 14 March 2018 16: 59
    +1
    And when, finally, will AGS-17 come to replace the 30th ?! He was recently so praised, so praised ...
  11. Swed
    Swed 14 March 2018 19: 34
    0
    I apologize, from the title of the article, it can be assumed that AGS-17 has poorly established itself elsewhere. Can I find out where?