30-mm antipersonnel automatic grenade launcher AGS-30 (index Grau – 6D25) It is designed to engage manpower and fire weapons, its technology and transport, outside shelters (in open trenches, loshtinah, ravines, on the reverse slopes of heights).
Grenade launcher AGS-30 video
Automatic grenade launcher AGS-30 was developed in the first half of the 1990s in the Tula Instrument Design Bureau as an easier and thus more maneuverable successful replacement grenade launcher AGS-17. New launcher provides the same combat characteristics at significantly lower weight. For the first time a new serial grenade was shown to the public in 1999 year, its serial production is established in the factory Degtyarev in g. carpet. Job automatic grenade launcher AGS-30 is based on the principle of using a free energy shutter recoil effect using vykata.
When fired, propellant gases, acting on the bottom of the sleeve, throw the bolt in the rear position, compressing the return spring. In this case the sleeve comes out of the barrel chamber and ejected from the receiver to the outside; another shot is supplied to the line chambering.
Under the action of the return spring returns the shutter to the front position and the shot in the chamber shall be sent. When nedohode gate in the forward primer occurs breaking shot brisk, placed inside the gate. handling grenade fuse safety is ensured.
Food arms ammunition made from a metal strip nerassypnoy, similar AGS-17 used in grenade launchers. Ribbon fed from the round boxes capacity 29 shots.
apply VOG-17 shots to be fired from a grenade launcher AGS-30, VOG-17M and VOG-30. Shots are loaded with a cartridge in the tape and placed in a cartridge box (from a grenade launcher AGS-17), which is attached to the right side of the receiver. The grenade launcher kit includes three cartridge box and 18 cartridge belts for 10 units each. Shots in running a liner placed in the paper and placed in sealed metal cans for 48 pcs. Two boxes of bullets placed in wooden boxes. On the wall and the box cover and the grenade shall be marked with black paint. Grenades in combat gear painted black.
In the conduct of intense fire is allowed to produce 180 shots, then the barrel must be cooled. stem nareznoy, when overheated it can be replaced quickly to spare. Cooling air trunk. Pouring cooling water allowed.
Unlike its predecessor,, fire controls AGS-30 (two horizontal handles and located on the right handlebar trigger) It is not located on the body of the grenade launcher and the machine-tripod.
Grenade launcher AGS-30 is equipped with mechanical and optical sights. Optical sight PAG-17 2,7 fold increase for the left side of the receiver. It has a grid aiming to direct fire (when shooting a shed used quadrant sight). To improve the optical sight used: in a bright sunny day – neutral density filter, in cloudy weather – to enhance image contrast – orange filter. The sight is stored and transported in the packing case. The iron sight, It includes front sight base with front and rear sights. The front sight can be turned on the axis and take three fixed positions. The figures on the basis of foresight point firing range in the hundreds of meters.
Small dimensions of the complex AGS-30, particular machine design with tilting collapsible legs and having coulters, It provides the ability to quickly change firing position, firing from the window openings and unprepared positions. Large horizontal field of fire allows you to quickly carry fire suddenly appeared on the goal. In the stowed position the machine and grenade compact fold and transferred behind on the belt.
Grenade launcher AGS-30 was adopted by the units of the Russian army and the Interior Ministry, pehotnom variants in the break-Tripod, as well as the different armor, in the tower or remote installations.
The performance characteristics of AGS-30
Constructor: Instrument Design Bureau
designed: 1990-it is
Manufacturer: Degtyarev plant
– 16 kg (the body of the grenade launcher with the machine); 13,7 kg (box with weight 30 shots)
– Length, mm: 840
– barrel length, mm: 290
Rate of AGS-30
– 390-425 rounds / min
projectile speed AGS-30
– 185 m / s
Sighting range shots shooting: VOG-17M, VOG-30 1700 m; GPD-30 2100 m
shell: 30× 29 mm
shot type: 30-mm VOG-17M, VOG-30, GAP-30 and their modifications
type boepitaniya: box on 30 Garnet
AGS-30 in the stowed position (left) and a firing position (case)