The RWGŁ-3 launcher
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Used by||Polish police|
|Manufacturer||Zakłady Metalowe "Łucznik"|
|Weight||3.1 kg (6.83 lb)|
|Length||517 mm (20.4 in)|
|Width||75 mm (3.0 in)|
|Height||182 mm (7.2 in)|
|Maximum range||100 m|
|Feed system||Muzzle-loaded, single-shot|
The RWGŁ-3 is a non-lethal police rifle grenade launcher used to dispense tear gas, developed in the 1970s by a group of engineers from the state-owned research institute OBR Radom. In order to cut production costs it was designed around AKM assault rifle components. After several years' worth operational use of expensive RWGŁ-1 pl:Granatnik RWGŁ-1 and failed RWGŁ-2 development project, in 1978 it became a standard-issue grenade launcher of Milicja Obywatelska and stays in use by current Policja.
Its regular ammunition is Polish UGŁ-200 canister with affecting mucous membranes CN gas, however use of East Germany RWK grenade was possible too.
In 1984 its capabilities were enhanced by SZO-84 adapter, effectively converting it into a netgun.
Basing on RWGŁ-3 a heavier automatic grenade launcher was developed to be mounted on UAZ-469 and STAR trucks.
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