FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Aircraft | Equipment ||||
Index | Search |



M129 40mm Grenade Launcher

The M129 was a redesign of the M75 grenade launcher that featured a concentric cam that reduced recoil and improved mounting. The M129 had an improved rate of fire of up to 400 spm. The M129 was used with the chin-mounting M28 series armament subsystem used on the AH-1G, MOD AH-1S, and Production AH-1S Cobras. The M129 was also used on the AH-56A Cheyenne on the XM51, and the UH-1H "Huey" on the XM94. The M129 was also used on the OH-6A Cayuse and OH-58 Kiowa light observation helicopters on the XM8. The M129 was classified Standard A (over 1,667 units were built).

Sources and Resources



FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Aircraft | Equipment ||||
Index | Search |


http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/m129.htm
Maintained by Webmaster

Updated Saturday, January 09, 1999 10:27:01 AM