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Karabinek-granatnik wz.1960
Karabinek-granatnik wz.1960.jpg
Type Assault rifle-grenade launcher
Place of origin  Poland
Service history
In service 1960–present
Production history
Designed 1960
Number built 5000+ kbkg wz. 1960 and 500 kbkg wz. 1960/72
Variants karabinek-granatnik wz.1960/72
Weight 4.65 kg
Length 1075 mm
Barrel length 415 mm

Cartridge 7.62x39mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 round/min
(2 grenades/min)
Muzzle velocity 710 m/s
Effective range 300 m
Feed system 30, 10
Sights Adjustable Iron Sights, Optional Mount Required for Optical Scope

Karabinek-granatnik wzór 1960 (Polish language: Carbine-grenade launcher model 1960 ) is a Polish version of the assault rifle AK-47 that can shoot rifle grenades.

The grenade launcher screws onto the forward end of the rifle barrel and locks into place by means of a spring-loaded plunger mounted in the front sight base of AK-47 rifles. The sight for the launcher is mounted on the rear sight base. A valve is fitted to the right side of the gas block to allow the gas to be shut off (prevented from leaving the barrel via the gas port) when grenades are fired.

When using the rifle to launch grenades, a special rubber recoil pad is used and a special 10-round magazine inserted. This magazine has a filler block that prevents it from being used with "normal" (i.e. bulleted) cartridges. There is also a regular version of this rifle as well that was not designed to shoot grenades. Regular AK-47 Polish variant picture


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