HK79 grenade launcher, mounted on the 7.62mm HK G3 rifle
The HK79 is loaded by tilting down the barrel. This allows much longer specialty munitions to be used than those that the M203 can handle.
HK G3-TGS with HK79 Grenade Launcher. Add on ladder sight is mounted on rear scope mount bracket.
HK79 mounted on out of production G41A3 rifle.
HK79 mounted on HK33 rifle.
Closeup of the HK79. The trigger is on the side, directly below the cocking handle of the G3. The cocking lever is directly in front of the G3 magazine, and looks like the cocking handle of the M16 rifle. Below is the barrel opening mechanism.
Norwegian soldier with Norwegian AG3-F1 with HK79 grenade launcher. The AG3-F1 is the Norwegian designation for the HK G3A4. This setup would also be called the G3-TGS by HK internally, with TGS standing for Tactical Group System.
(FILM) HK79 presentation (.MOV)
|The HK79 underbarrel grenade launcher has been developed by the famous company Heckler-Koch from Germany. This add-on launcher was mounted on 7.62mm G3 and 5.56mm HK33 and G41 rifles, developed by the same company, and is (or was) in service with armed forces of Germany, Norway and few other countries.
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HK69 is a single shot, breech-loading add-on weapon with rifled barrel. The barrel is made of steel, and is hinged to the launcher frame at the front, to be tipped down at the rear for loading and unloading. The single-action firing mechanism has manually cocked action and manual safety, located at the rear of the launcher. The button-shaped trigger is located at the left side of the launcher frame, above the barrel. Rear sight of ladder type is marked from 50 to 350 meters, and is clamped onto the top of the host rifle receiver. The HK79 can fire all types of 40mm low-velocity ammunition, including the HE-FRAG, HE-DP, smoke, illuminating and various less-lethal (tear gas canister, rubber baton) rounds.
HECKLER & KOCH GmbH P.O. Box 1329 D-78722 Oberndorf, Germany
40 mm (40x46)
(Unloaded) 1.5 kg
Nil - 1 shoot only