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Rifle grenades   General Military Discussion

Started 4-Aug by mpopenker; 998 views.
mpopenker

From: mpopenker

4-Aug

Hello all

Couple of questions regarding rifle grenades

1. Does France abandon those with transition to HK416F from FAMAS, and if yes, what kind of replacement is used instead of rifle grenades?

2. What other 'major players' still use / issue rifle grenades? I believe MECAR still offers a range of those.

EmericD

From: EmericD

4-Aug

Hi Max,

France is not going to abandon rifle grenades, we are currently preparing a new acquisition for the HK416 F (which is currently allowed to shoot the AC58 PAB Mle F2 and the AP/AV 40 PAB Mle F2).

The number of manufacturers is low, I think that only Mecar, Instalaza and IMI are still producing western standard 22 mm rifle grenades.

mpopenker

From: mpopenker

4-Aug

Thanks!

I wounder if there are any photos of the 416F fitted with a rifle grenade in the public circulation,  or such combo being fired...

SiverSurfeR

From: SiverSurfeR

4-Aug

Instalaza in Spain offers a rifle grenade in their catalog (FTV bullet trap type). I believe they are used by the Spanish "Infanteria de Marina".

https://instalaza.com/producto/granada-ftv/?lang=en

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

4-Aug

Any of the practice grenades going to be available on the civilian market? Those would be fun to plink with!

EmericD

From: EmericD

5-Aug

mpopenker said:

I wounder if there are any photos of the 416F fitted with a rifle grenade in the public circulation,  or such combo being fired...

I don't think that pictures were released, but I have at least a good one (firing of an AC58, somewhere in the Sahel strip), if you can wait until the end of my holidays.

mpopenker

From: mpopenker

5-Aug

There's absolutely no hurry, thank you, and have a nice vacation.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

16-Aug

Just stumbled across this, a rare instance of modern Rifle Grenade use:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ConflictArchive/comments/wpyok0/two_rebel_fighters_fire_rifle_grenades_into_an/

This seems like a pretty ideal application for them - firing in urban combat at across the street distances for clearing out rooms. 

SiverSurfeR

From: SiverSurfeR

17-Aug

Venezuela apparently is in the process to adapt the Yugoslavian M-60 rifle grenades (AT/AP) with their AKs. Previously they were used with the FAL rifle.

A video of such adaptation test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U6Xxkvztv4

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