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PAKISTAN ARMY Successfully Tests Indigenously Manufactured PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL):

More Blessings for the great PAKISTANI Nation as PAKISTAN ARMY has successfully tested the indigenously manufactured PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL).

PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)

The successful testing of the indigenously automatic grenade (AGL) will help to further strengthen the offensive and defensive capabilities of PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES.

The PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is domestically produced in the Sacred Country PAKISTAN at the PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories (POF), Wah Cantt.

PAKISTAN ARMY Successfully Completes Trials of PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
PAKISTAN ARMY Successfully Completes Trials of PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)

The PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) has a total effective range of 2200 meters and it can be used to fire 40 mm grenades with pinpoint accuracy.

The PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) has a caliber of 40 mm and it features the rate of firing of 250 – 275 Grenades Per Minute.

PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher
PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher

Different types of grenades and ammunition can be used in the PK-40, including the Armored Piercing (AP), High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP), Target Practice (TP) and High Explosive (HE).

In Anti Personnel Role, the PK-40 AGL covers the maximum area target of 1500 meters and in Anti-Armored Personnel Carrier, it covers the maximum range of 500 meters.

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The PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is equipped with the multiple sighting systems, including the use of Telescopic and Mechanical sight for Day and it can also be fitted with the Night Vision sighting system with optional range of 1500 meters.

Sighting System of PK-40 AGL
Sighting System of PK-40 AGL

The total length of the Automatic Grenade Launcher is 1,193.8 mm and the total barrel length is 557.2 mm.

The total weight of the PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is 46 Kilograms and the total weight of the Ammunition Feed Box is 7 Kilograms in total. Whereas, the total weight of the Tripod is 20 Kilograms and the weight of Cradle is 24 Kilograms in total.

The Feed Device and Ejection system of PAKISTAN’s indigenously manufactured Automatic Grenade Launcher is 22 & 48 Units by selecting a Downward Ejection System (DES).

The Operational / Storage Temperature of the PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is -30° – +55°C. It means that the AGL can easily be used in the unforgiving terrain of Siachen Glacier and arduous terrain of Cholistan or Thar Desert.

PAKISTAN ARMY Soldiers with PK-40 AGL
PAKISTAN ARMY Soldiers using PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) In Desert

One of the distinctive features of the PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) is that it can easily be mounted on Helicopters, Vehicles and only requires a small team for its overall operation.

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Specifications of the PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL):

  1. Premium quality PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
  2. Indigenously manufactured in PAKISTAN at PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories (POF)
  3. Caliber of PK-40 AGL; 40 mm
  4. Rate of Fire: 250 – 275 Grenades Per Minute (GPM)
  5. Ammunition: Target Practice (TP), High Explosive (HE), High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) and Armored Piercing (AP)
  6. Range of Anti-Personal Role: 1500 Meters
  7. Range of Armored Personal Carrier Role: 500 meters
  8. Day Sighting System: Telescopic and Mechanical
  9. Night Sight System: Yes, with range of 1500 meters
  10. Total Weight of the Weapon: 46 Kilograms
  11. Total weight of the Ammo Feed Box: 7 Kilograms
  12. Total Weight of the Tripod: 20 Kilograms
  13. Total Weight of the Cradle: 24 Kilograms
  14. Total Length of PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL): 1.193.8 mm
  15. Total Width of PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL): 457.4 mm
  16. Total Height of PK-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL): 170 mm
  17. Total Barrel Length of PK-40 AGL: 557.2 mm
  18. Direction of Feed: Left to Right
  19. Feed Device / Ejection System: Lined Ammunition (22 & 48 Units) (By Downward Ejection System)
  20. Operational / Storage Temperature: -30°C to +55°C

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