40-mm – Ammunition and grenade launchers
Low, Medium, High Velocity and SSW40
Rheinmetall’s high velocity (HV) cartridges also use a proven, patented propulsion unit that produces very low standard deviation in muzzle velocity, resulting in excellent accuracy. With a constant muzzle velocity, our practice and high explosive cartridges can attain a maximum range of 2,200 metres with any standard 40mm HV automatic grenade launcher. Rheinmetall high velocity cartridges are highly reliable, with a failure rate of less than 1%. Moreover, their modular design makes them very cost effective.
SSW40* is an automatic, magazine-loaded 40-mm grenade launcher, designed for highest firepower in a shoulder-fired grenade launcher. Its dimensions, low weight and ergonomics make SSW40 extremely accurate and easy to handle over longer periods. The self-regulating dampening system allows SSW40 to fire 40-mm MV-ammunition as well as 40mm LV-ammunition with minimized user stress, enabling:
- lethal effects up to 900m,
- increased first-hit capability,
- significantly reduced time-of-flight.
SSW40 is capable to include Air Burst Capability using FCSTacRay Ballistic (LRF with Ballistic Computer) in combination with IR-Programming Unit (IR-PU).
*SSW Squad Support Weapon