Norinco QOLZ-87 (Type 87)
The Type 87 35 mm grenade launcher in light config mode (6-round cartridge), and the 12-round cartridge
The Type 87 35 mm grenade launcher in heavy config mode, mounted on a tripod besides The Type 87 35 mm grenade launcher in light config mode
The Type 87 (also known as QLZ87) 35 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) is an air-cooled, blowback operated, fully automatic weapon and is crew transportable (12~20 kg) with limited amounts of ammunition. It can fire a variety of 35 mm grenades stored in the 6-, 9-, or 12-round cartridge drum.
The Type 87 is described by NORINCO as "Mini Infantry Artillery". The 35 mm grenade will pierce armour up to 80 mm thick, and will produce fragments to kill or wound personnel within 10 meters of the point of impact.
The Type 87 can fire on a tripod, or using the bipod fixed on the barrel. It can also be mounted on armoured vehicles or helicopters. The launcher is capable of attacking low-flying air targets as well as targets on the ground.
Grenade Launcher (automatic)
NORINCO 12A Guang An Men Nan Jie, Beijing, China. P.O.Box 2932 Beijing. TEL: (8610)63529988 FAX: (8610)63540398 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aircooled - blowback operation
35 x 114 mm
12 kg (Light config, with scope); 20 kg (Heavy config)
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