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HowaType96AGL
Howa Type 96
Country of origin

Japan

Manufacturer(s)

Howa

Production began

1996

Weapon type

Automatic grenade launcher

Caliber

40mm

Action

Blow forward

Overall length

975mm

Barrel length

454mm

Weight

24.5kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Belt

Cyclic rate

250/350rpm

Maximum effective range

1500m


The Howa Type 96 automatic grenade launcher (AGL) (96式40mm自動てき弾銃 96-shiki 40-miri jidōtekidanjū?), is a Japanese automatic grenade launcher.

OverviewEdit

The weapon was created due to heavy fire support being needed in the Japanese Self Defense Forces.

Design detailsEdit

The weapon uses a blow forward action, and can be mounted on vehicles such as armored carriers. Rounds are fed from the left.

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