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South Africa has developed a lightweight 20-mm automatic gun

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The South African arms and ammunition company Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) has developed a new 20-mm automatic gun iNkunzi Strike, reports the blog bmpd with reference to the magazine "Jane's Defense Weekly".



According to the magazine, “iNkunzi Strike uses small-sized shots of 20x42 mm low ballistics caliber (160 g shot weight, 110 g projectile weight).”

It is reported that the gun itself "has the weight of the entire 13 kg and the total length of 850 mm (i.e., the barrel length does not exceed 30 calibers) and can be installed on standard machine guns 7,62 mm or 12,7 mm machine guns."

The iNkunzi Strike cannon has a practical rate of 300-350 shots per minute and an effective range of 400 m for small targets, 600 m for large targets, and 1000 m for squares (fire suppression). The maximum firing range - 3000 m. Power tape ", - leads the publication characteristics weapons.

It is also noted that these munitions were developed by the company itself and are currently used "in a serially produced anti-personnel seven-charge anti-personnel grenade launcher iNkunzi PAW-2015 from 20".

“Two types of combat shots are offered (high-explosive and semi-armor high-explosive-incendiary), both of them have combat equipment VV Hexal P30 (based on RDX) and a contact fuse. There are also two types of practical round-ups, ”the publication says.

According to the developers, “the iNkunzi Strike cannon with a 20x42 mm shot compared to standard automatic anti-personnel grenade launchers with 40x46 mm shots has much better accuracy due to a more flat trajectory and a higher projectile flight speed.”

As the magazine was told in the company, "the development of options for installing iNkunzi Strike guns on armored vehicles has begun."
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Denel PMP (via Jane's)
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  1. Krsk
    Krsk 19 July 2016 12: 11
    +4
    fu x well, finally we found out about it
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 19 July 2016 12: 32
      +7
      What is the know-how? request
      AGS-17 "Flame", USSR (developed in 1968, in operation since 1971).
      Weight, kg:
      A grenade launcher with a machine gun and a sight - 31 kg., The body of a grenade launcher - 18 kg., Boxes with grenades - 14,5 kg.;
      Length: 840 mm;
      Barrel length: 305 mm;
      Crew (calculation): 2 - 3 people .;
      Shell: 30x29 mm;
      Caliber: 30mm .;
      Initial projectile speed: 185 m / s;
      Sighting range: 1700m. good
      1. JD1979
        JD1979 19 July 2016 13: 49
        +4
        Quote: Andrey K
        What is the know-how?


        The fact that this is a gun, times. The fact that it can be installed on standard machine tools for machine guns 7,62, two. Feel the difference between a 7,62 mm bullet and a 20 mm projectile as they say. AGS-17 does not want to fit into machine gun machines somehow, which means its scope is much narrower.
        1. Andrey K
          Andrey K 19 July 2016 14: 20
          +11
          Quote: JD1979

          The fact that this is a gun, times.

          Extend the barrel of our AGS 30mm. and call him a gun wassat
          The fact that it can be installed on standard machine tools for machine guns 7,62, two.

          About the compatibility of machine tools with machine guns ... And for what? If the AGS has its own, and on the equipment it is also installed with its own machine (for a "motorcycle", for example) or has a standard mount in the combat module.
          Feel the difference between a 7,62 mm bullet and a 20 mm projectile as they say.

          How do you "feel the difference" between a 7,62 bullet and a 20 mm projectile. Speech in the article and in the discussion of colleagues (including mine) about the product of South African gunsmiths. Not a word was mentioned about machine guns. Is this a shell at all? Or is it a shot, similar to the VOG-17 grenade (try to compare their characteristics and find many differences)? Something on the "shell" this product, well, does not pull request
          AGS-17 does not want to fit into machine gun machines somehow, which means its scope is much narrower.

          I will leave your "masterpiece" without comment. My brain can't keep up with the flight of your thoughts laughing
          Colleague!!!
          What are you about???
        2. Skubudu
          Skubudu 19 July 2016 14: 43
          +4
          This is not a gun but a spit ...
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 19 July 2016 18: 58
            0
            Quote: Skubudu
            This is not a gun but a spit ...

            The iNkunzi Strike cannon has a practical rate of fire of 300-350 rounds per minute and an effective firing range of 400 m "for small targets", 600 m - "for large targets"

            Kalashnikov, only heavy and the pace is 2 times lower laughing
            Seriously - it looks like a lightweight grenade launcher.
            I wouldn’t go on the attack ...
        3. Observer2014
          Observer2014 19 July 2016 17: 43
          +5
          JD1979
          The fact that this is a gun, times. The fact that it can be installed on standard machine tools for machine guns 7,62, two. Feel the difference between a 7,62 mm bullet and a 20 mm projectile as they say. AGS-17 does not want to fit into machine gun machines somehow, which means its scope is much narrower.
          What are we betting on? We carefully read this from the article-
          It is also noted that these munitions were developed by the company itself and are currently used "in a serially produced anti-personnel seven-charge anti-personnel grenade launcher iNkunzi PAW-2015 from 20".
          And we understand that this is not a gun.
      2. Hon
        Hon 19 July 2016 13: 50
        +2
        Mk19 is even earlier developed, with the AGS-17 1700 meters, this is a maximum range of 800 meters sighting. iNkunzi Strike is a lighter and more accurate weapon, while having a longer range. some analogue of the XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon
        1. Skubudu
          Skubudu 19 July 2016 15: 48
          +1
          As a grenade launcher - IMHO is ineffective
          Not enough explosiveness and number / mass / speed of fragments of 20mm shells ... questioned the effectiveness of the defeat of infantry dressed in armored
    2. Juborg
      Juborg 19 July 2016 12: 57
      +8
      AND WHAT THE PEOPLE ZAROPTAL? The company released exactly what the army and the arms market demanded of it, in this class of weapons and caliber they do not have much competition. Moreover, the main feature in all of this is the accuracy, which the company points to (that is, shooting not at the areas like the weapons of the likeness of our AGS, but directly at the target).
      1. Urfin
        Urfin 19 July 2016 13: 48
        +1
        Well ... at 400 m (sighting range for a child prodigy) and the AGS can shoot aiming.
        So, really, a dubious idea.
        But it is lighter and more "portable" - apparently this is the main purpose. Chase the natives.
      2. Urfin
        Urfin 19 July 2016 13: 50
        +1
        + This child prodigy is also designed to work on areas. That's just the AGS 1700, and she has 1000 m.
      3. Hon
        Hon 19 July 2016 13: 51
        +2
        American rival XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon
        1. berezin1987
          berezin1987 19 July 2016 18: 38
          0
          Which turned out to be of no use to anyone.
  2. kot11180
    kot11180 19 July 2016 12: 15
    0
    Reduced AGS turns out, where is the point?
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 19 July 2016 12: 47
      +3
      kot11180 hi
      Reduced AGS turns out, where is the point?

      Yes, no where!
    2. Hon
      Hon 19 July 2016 13: 52
      +2
      Quote: kot11180
      smaller AGS turns out, where is the point?

      range accuracy
  3. nik-karata
    nik-karata 19 July 2016 12: 15
    +4
    something with a range. 400 meters ... somehow not a fountain for a 20 mm caliber.
    1. corporal
      corporal 19 July 2016 13: 59
      +2
      Quote: nik-karata
      something with a range. 400 meters ... somehow not a fountain

      We read carefully:
      400 m "for small-sized targets". As I understand it, in a growth figure with 400 m. good
  4. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 19 July 2016 12: 16
    +1
    5 rounds per second. Not bad, however.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 July 2016 12: 18
    +1
    Not a very clear replacement for AGS. In general, the "chain of origin" of this gun is more or less obvious. Ammunition appeared, seemed promising, the hand grenade launcher turned out to be successful, they made a "cannon".
  6. Teberii
    Teberii 19 July 2016 12: 18
    -1
    Ground forces suppression, no more. Suitable for infantry fighting vehicles.
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  8. Aqr009
    Aqr009 19 July 2016 12: 22
    +3
    In principle, this gun will significantly increase the firepower of a motorcycle with a cradle winked But seriously, on patrol boats it will look good.
  9. Vadim237
    Vadim237 19 July 2016 12: 24
    0
    What is her return.
    1. Berkut24
      Berkut24 19 July 2016 12: 44
      0
      In the picture we see a short barrel, in the description there is a confirmation of the guess - 20x42 mm of low ballistics. That is, we have a low charge energy. There will be something commensurate with the "Kord" in terms of recoil. Noah my mind is a strange idea. Small in caliber for armored vehicles, a lot for infantry, not far for a helicopter. Caliber for the modern battlefield is practically irrelevant.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 19 July 2016 13: 12
        0
        Something between a heavy machine gun and an automatic grenade launcher - a hybrid.
      2. K-50
        K-50 19 July 2016 13: 32
        +1
        Quote: Berkut24
        for the infantry a lot

        High explosive action no No. request
        1. corporal
          corporal 19 July 2016 14: 01
          +1
          Quote: K-50
          High explosive action no

          For the defense of checkpoints and all sorts of humanitarian convoys from shihad mobiles good
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 19 July 2016 16: 31
            -1
            Quote: Corporal
            For the defense of checkpoints and all sorts of humanitarian convoys from shihad mobiles

            On the contrary, taking into account the Iraqi-Syrian tendency to increase the size and reservation of shahidmobiles, their destruction requires armor-piercing and projectile power. That is, at least 2A42. And even the S-60. And better - AK-176. smile

            To work on the shahidtracks with this cannon is like putting a bear out of trauma. smile
            1. corporal
              corporal 19 July 2016 20: 12
              +1
              Quote: Alexey RA
              their destruction requires armor piercing and projectile power

              We take into account the return and time of return of the sighting line.
              And we all saw the recent state of emergency. sad
              1. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 20 July 2016 09: 48
                0
                Quote: Corporal
                We take into account the return and time of return of the sighting line.

                It is better to take into account the amendments that the calculation of the South African miracle should make when shooting at a moving target - after all, the initial velocity of the projectile for this miracle gun is only 310 m / s. It was also made under the projectile from iNkunzi PAW - a hand grenade launcher with a store supply system. smile
                Quote: Corporal
                And we all saw the recent state of emergency.

                An example is irrelevant - there the target simply could not be fired normally, because a shot from a tank gun raised a cloud of dust that covered the target from everyone else.
                Had the BMP-2 tank been in place with a live 2A42, it would have stopped the shahidmobile much faster.
                1. corporal
                  corporal 20 July 2016 20: 15
                  0
                  Quote: Alexey RA
                  Be on the spot of the BMP-2 tank with live 2A42

                  And if there is no BMP-2 with 2a42? But just pickups with turrets under 7,62-12,7?
      3. Hon
        Hon 19 July 2016 13: 58
        -1
        explosive shots, infantry destroyed by shrapnel
        1. Berkut24
          Berkut24 19 July 2016 14: 39
          +3
          Shards there with gulkin horseradish. If the shell hit the ground, then all the fragments there will remain. 12,7mm with high energy will do much more trouble, because it will also sew light armor and pierce the trench parapet. In general, 400 meters is a shooting battle distance where everyone hides as best he can. For the company sniper is enjoying enemy radio operators, commanders and machine gunners. A dude with such a bandura will be allowed to raise his head only once.
        2. Skubudu
          Skubudu 19 July 2016 16: 44
          +1
          Quote: Hon
          explosive shots, infantry destroyed by shrapnel

          What fragments? Where did they come from a 20mm shell?
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 19 July 2016 16: 55
            +1
            This is not exactly a shell. This is the ammunition for a 20 mm hand grenade launcher.
          2. Hon
            Hon 20 July 2016 09: 42
            0
            from the same place where the American 20 and 25 mm grenade launchers
  10. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 19 July 2016 12: 31
    +5
    The iNkunzi Strike cannon has a practical rate of fire of 300-350 rounds per minute and an effective firing range of 400 m "for small targets", 600 m for "large targets", and 1000 m for "areas" ("suppression fire"). Maximum firing range - 3000 m.

    In South Africa, what - British scientists emigrated? In fact, they invented bike with square wheels an automatic grenade launcher inferior in caliber to all its brethren.
    1. Hon
      Hon 19 July 2016 14: 04
      +1
      light weight, while high for its class, accuracy and range
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 July 2016 14: 16
        0
        Quote: Hon
        light weight, while high for its class, accuracy and range

        And low projectile power. With a projectile mass of 110 grams and an explosive mass of 8-11 grams, this device even loses 30 mm AGS-17 with its 280 gram VOG-ami (36 grams of explosives).
        1. Hon
          Hon 19 July 2016 14: 19
          +1
          but you can put shells closer to the target, or even hit it exactly, thereby increasing the likelihood of destruction, in addition, not only a grenade launcher but also ammunition is easier, respectively, with an equal weight more shots. Africans are not the first to use smaller caliber shells
    2. corporal
      corporal 19 July 2016 14: 11
      0
      Quote: Alexey RA
      In fact, they invented ....... an automatic grenade launcher inferior in caliber to all its counterparts.

      But not every grenade launcher can be installed on standard machine tools 7,62 mm or 12,7 mm machine guns
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 July 2016 16: 28
        0
        Quote: Corporal
        But not every grenade launcher can be installed on standard 7,62 mm machine guns or 12,7 mm machine guns

        With 7,62 is really a problem.
        And with 12,7 - no longer: for example, the M3 infantry machine is used on both Ma Deuce and Mark 19.
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov 19 July 2016 16: 52
        +1
        Quote: Corporal
        But not every grenade launcher can be installed on standard 7,62 mm machine guns or 12,7 mm machine guns

        Are you worried about this phrase?

        If the cannon can be installed on a standard machine for a 7.62 machine gun, what is the point of installing it on a machine from 12.7 machine guns, is it more bulky and heavy by default?

        Maybe they just transferred it through the ass? And it's not about machines, but about turrets and other devices for placing 7.62 and 12.7 machine guns on technology?
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 19 July 2016 19: 09
          +1
          Quote: Spade
          Maybe they just transferred it through the ass? And it's not about machines, but about turrets and other devices for placing 7.62 and 12.7 machine guns on technology?

          The source says extremely streamlined:
          ... has been specifically designed to fit any mounting that will take a typical 7.62 mm machine gun.

          The problem is that the machine gun tripod is also mounting.
        2. corporal
          corporal 19 July 2016 20: 10
          0
          Quote: Spade
          Are you worried about this phrase?

          Well, what I saw, then I took for the source data request
          What concerns IMHO, then I would use this device, and not the AGS. For it seems more convenient hi
  11. spike-110
    spike-110 19 July 2016 17: 11
    0
    I read about Afghanistan, our people often believed that the cliff is better than the AGS .. it flies faster, breaks through a lot .. VOGs are torn under the feet of spirits, but they are running .. in cotton robes ... but now all the infantry are in armor ... I don’t know why this is to the Yarovts ... and about the military, what they asked, they did .. yes the military sometimes doesn’t know what they want .. most likely it’s own initiative of the company .. although I respect the ACS myself .. I used it more than once and I saw it at the shooting exercises platoon (6 units), a terrible sight ..
  12. berezin1987
    berezin1987 19 July 2016 18: 42
    0
    Our AGS-30 is better. Now released new grenades caliber 30 mm increased power. To defeat point and protected targets, a Kord type machine gun is better.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 19 July 2016 18: 52
      0
      There are 40 millimeter AGS Balkans
    2. corporal
      corporal 20 July 2016 08: 06
      0
      Quote: berezin1987
      Our AGS-30 is better. Now released new grenades caliber 30 mm increased power. To defeat point and protected targets, a Kord type machine gun is better.

      Well, yes, I’ll also carry Kord with me to AGS for different purposes. fool
  13. spike-110
    spike-110 19 July 2016 18: 51
    +1
    it was still Afghanistan ... who would argue about the AGS-30 ... only they are not in the army .. yes and only fragmentation grenades .. although I don’t see a problem .. there are cumulative shells on the Apache 30mm gun .. 50-70mm will take it .. why not pile .. although more than sure, the military again probably said something like that we would fight ATGM and RPGs with armored vehicles ... I read that during the war in the first Desert Storm, the Americans made more against Iraqis shots from 40mm Mk19 automatic grenade launchers than all 7,62mm bullets put together !!! .. that is, Iraqi positions were literally bombarded with grenades .. here they have a cumulative grenade ... and we all aim to make 30mm or 40mm ..a imagine how many VOG-17 warehouses ... well, they would have stayed at 30mm ..
  14. Forever so
    Forever so 19 July 2016 20: 15
    +1
    Police weapons. cheap and effective against the crowd with machine guns. Although the same mossy DShK picks her from a mile and a half. Unclear.
  15. Turkestan
    Turkestan 19 July 2016 21: 28
    0
    Dear we are talking about a gun and not a grenade launcher. Two different types of weapons

    B-20 - Soviet small-caliber aviation gun of 20mm caliber. Designed by gun designer M.E. Berezin in 1941,

    TTD
    • Weapon type: single-barreled automatic gun
    • Caliber: 20 × 99 mm R
    • Principle of action: removal of powder gases
    • gun length: 2035 mm
    • gun weight: 25 kg
    • Rate of fire for the synchronous version: 600 rounds / min; for wing and turret: 800 rds / min.
    • Barrel length: 1588 mm
    • The initial velocity of the projectile: 750−800 m / s
    • Muzzle energy: 30,7 kJ
    • Mass of a second volley: 0,95-1,2 kg
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 July 2016 18: 13
      0
      Quote: Turkestan
      Dear we are talking about a gun and not a grenade launcher. Two different types of weapons

      You will be surprised, but it is about a grenade launcher. smile
      This product is a gun only in the advertising fantasies of its creators. Because it inherited the ammunition from the iNkunzi PAW-20 hand-held seven-shot anti-personnel grenade launcher they had previously developed. And the initial speed of 310 m / s for the gun is somehow small.
      So this is not a gun, but a mini-AGS.
  16. kontrobas
    kontrobas 20 July 2016 18: 16
    0
    What nafig gun? We do not slow down, but read carefully about the ammunition: high explosive incendiary and semi-armor-piercing high explosive incendiary. In fact, it is an automatic grenade launcher for hitting unarmored, lightly armored vehicles, as well as unreinforced buildings. In no way can this be compared with heavy machine guns - even in the article they write that the developers themselves compare their brainchild with automatic grenade launchers. A very specific thing purely for an African theater.

    For installation on technology, AG-17, an analogue of AGS, has been used for a hundred years.