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Mounted grenade launcher for something like 25mm-OCSW "micro-rockets"?
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The South African Neopup 20-mm (20 mm x 42) PAW20 semi-automatic weapon. Weight: 5.7 kg, overall length: 845 mm (to the transport can be shortened to 785). Muzzle velocity: 305 m/s, effective range: 1000 m.
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Why that strange trigger group? perhaps to obtain
space for the linear recoil shock adsorber?
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I don't see much reason for the strange trigger group. They could have put it behind the magazine just as easy. I think it gets them just a bit shorter on the stock, and it does create a neat place to put a flashlight. Then again, at ranges you can identify with most light systems, do you REALLY want to fire an HE shell?
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I can't find nothing on the Internet about this weapon. Somebody point out a link, please?
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South African Neopup PAW20 Semi-Automatic Personal Assault Weapon
Caliber: 20 x 42 mm
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Weight: 5,7 kg
Length overall: 845 mm (to the transport can be shortened to 785 mm)
Muzzle velocity: 305 m/s
Effective range: 1000 m.

Neopup of South Africa has teamed with the PMP division of Denel to develop a revolutionary personal assault weapon, the PAW20 is manufactured by Gemaco Elbree Precision Engineering CC, Hennopspark, Centurion, South Africa. Tel: 012 653 0119

... The PAW20, South Africaís answer to this perennial struggle. Designed by Denelís PMP division and Neopup, the PAW20 is a 20mm weapon small and light enough to be carried by a single soldier. At only 5.7kg, it is only one and a half kilograms heavier than the SA Armyís R4 assault rifle and is only slightly longer at 845mm (though the stock can be shortened for transport). This is phenomenal, as existing man-portable 20mm rifles weigh at least 20kg and often require two soldiers to carry.
And itís not as if this comes at the expense of firepower. The rifle uses a new 20 x 42 mm cartridge developed by PMP which has an effective range of 1000m and the ability to carry a number of warheads, including a High-Explosive fill. Needless to say, this packs a potent punch, to the extent that individual soldiers will now have the ability to disable lightly-armoured enemy vehicles and hit fortified positions, all while remaining mobile. Importantly, the rifle is said to use a variation of the highly-effective and innovative recoil mechanism first used in the NTW-20, giving it a recoil level close to that of an average hunting rifle.
There are, however, some trade-offs. The PAW20 is a semiautomatic weapon with a comparatively small 6-round magazine, and the heavy ammunition is likely going to seriously limit how much can be carried. In this respect, itís definitely not the sort of gun an army could issue to each of its soldiers; rather I would think it would be used in a similar manner to heavy machine guns with a 12-man infantry squad having only one or two soldiers equipped with a PAW20. This has the effect of increasing the squadís combined firepower without significantly affecting its mobility...

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I still think that the Franchi prototype 35mm one shot shoulder weapon was a great idea... 20 years ago!!!
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I still think that the Franchi prototype 35mm one shot shoulder weapon was a great idea... 20 years ago!!!
What was the type of these 35mm cartridges ? grenade ? rocket ?
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