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40mm RFL GREN SMK(RP) M256

Companies & Organizations:

Belgium

Mecar SA
Rue Grinfaux 50
7181 Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles


The Smoke (RP) rifle grenade is designed foruse with 5.56 and 7.62 calibre assault rifles toproduce a persistent, opaque, highly intensewhite smoke for spotting or screening effects.

 

The 40mm Smoke (RP) rifle grenade consistsof a Red Phosphorus canister assembly,mounted on Mecar’s patented and wellprovenbullet trap fitted in the tail assemblyof the grenade. It allows the grenade to befired by any standard military (5.56mm and 7.62mm) rifle with a 22mm diameter muzzle. Whenfired, the canister is initiated at impact and produces white smoke with screening effect in thevisible and infrared spectrum.

 

PACKAGING
Each grenade individually packed in a waterproof polyethylene container. 25 containers in a wooden box. 12 wooden boxes per pallet – Marking to NATO Standards
UN Classification: 1.4 G UN 0303

in service and production

Calibre

40mm

Round mass (nominal)

490g

Round length

360mm

Ignition

At impact

Red phosphorus charge

160g

Aiming grid

Provided with grenade for specific rifle

Bullet trap

Universal for all types of 5.56 & 7.62 ammunition

 

Operation range (direct fire)

175m

Maximum range (indirect fire)

250m

Launch velocity*

55m/s

Smoke duration

40s

Typical dimension of smoke screen with one grenade (good weather conditions)

20m x 10m

Operational temperature

-32°C to +52°C

 

*nominal 5.56mm.

Defense Products & Services: 40mm RFL GREN SMK(RP) M256
Companies & Organizations: 
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition, ground-based weapon, 40 mm
Country: Belgium
Description: 40mm RFL GREN SMK(RP) M256
Source of Information: 

Mecar SA