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"Woodpecker" (Products "D") – grenade-gun


		«Woodpecker» (Product «D») - grenade-gun

Grenade Launcher Pistol "Woodpecker" product "D" in position to fire a grenade
Installed with adjustable bipod and grenade sight

In the 1960s, Soviet designers was to develop a unique weapon for special forces weapons - grenade pistol "Woodpecker" (Products "D"). In order to ensure the application of stealth weapon was made noiseless and flameless.


		«Woodpecker» (Product «D») - grenade-gun

Grenade Launcher Pistol "Woodpecker" product "D"
complete with choke tubes and holster-butt

Silent rifle range "Woodpecker" (Products "D") It is designed to engage manpower, ground facilities and light armored equipment of the enemy, including headquarters and command posts, radarnыe plants, communications nodes, fuel and ammunition depots, attack aircraft based at airfields, tactical missiles (mid-range) with nuclear warheads on board.

The heart of the complex “D Products” They are special caliber cartridges 9 mm, providing quiet and flameless firing of weapons by cutoff of powder gases movable piston-pusher inside a solid steel sleeve (length of sleeve 93 mm, cartridge weight – 130-150 gram).

The cartridges are available in two types – PFAM cartridge “phalanx” with armor-piercing bullet (caliber bullets 9 mm, bullet weight 28 gram, the initial velocity of about 260 m / s) and expelling (idle) PMAM cartridge “mouthpiece”, providing expulsion grenades from muzzle attachment arms.


		«Woodpecker» (Product «D») - grenade-gun

30-mm grenade BMYA 31 “Lizard” (up)
9-mm cartridge expelling PMAM “mouthpiece” (at the bottom)

To engage manpower, including light armored located behind a barrier, in the product "D" are special 9-mm cartridges PFAM “phalanx” with armor-piercing bullet.

If necessary hit unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and objects used explosive or incendiary grenade caliber 31-BMYA 30 mm.

30-mm grenade BMYA 31 (fighting mine “Lizard”) It has a lot of grenades around 130 gram, equipment – explosive or incendiary composition, initial velocity grenade cartridge when used is about PMAM 110 m / s. His grenade propellant charge does not, but in its tail section has a rod, which when fired interacts with a movable piston-pusher expelling cartridge. Besides combat grenades also produced training grenade with inert filling.

For 9 mm bullet cartridges PFAM stated penetration 5 mm steel range 100 m, for grenades BMYA-31 - up 10 mm steel with a reliable ignition of the fuel barrier.


		«Woodpecker» (Product «D») - grenade-gun

9-mm special noiseless cartridge PFAM “phalanx” with armor-piercing bullet

Structurally silent rifle range "Woodpecker" (Products "D") It represents a massive single-shot gun with manually operated by means of a rotary longitudinal sliding shutter.

The cartridges are put into the receiver one. For firing grenades at the gun barrel muzzle attachment is installed with an internal caliber 30 mm.
On top of the receiver is made adjustable open sights for firing a bullet, and for firing a grenade on the left side of the weapon is installed additional sight.
To ensure the accurate shooting from a very heavy weapon product "A" is equipped with detachable holster-butt and a removable height-adjustable bipod.

Grenade Launcher Pistol "Woodpecker" / product "D" for a long time was in service with the Army Special Forces units and special units to combat terrorism, Russian Federal Security Service, although his replacement were released improved complex “DM product” and silent-automatic grenade launcher “Silence” and “Canary”.


		«Woodpecker» (Product «D») - grenade-gun

Grenade Launcher Pistol "Woodpecker" product "D"
without choke tubes, holster-stock and bipod

The performance characteristics of the grenade launcher "Woodpecker"

Weight, kg: 2,8 kg (directly "gun"); 4,5 kg (full-beater, example, bipod)
Length, mm: 400
Cartridge: broneboйnый PFAM "Phalanx"; PMAM expelling "mouthpiece"
Caliber, mm: 9
Work principles: manually operated
Muzzle velocity, m / s: 260 (bullet); 110 (grenade)
Effective range, m: 200 (bullet); 300 (grenade)
type boepitaniya: single-shot
Aim: open

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