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GMG 40mm H&K on WMIK mount
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC
Live Resin returns with another 1/35 scale masterpiece: GMG "Granat Machine Waffe" 40mm H&K Grenade Launcher on WMIK for Land Rover RAF (LRE35244).



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Taeuss
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:49 AM UTC
Can these excellent weapons systems also be used on anything else? I remember coming across a proposed Leo 2 Urban warfare variant that had something vaguely like this on the turret roof. I can't remember which weapons position, but the point is can they be used elsewhere in other militarys' service?
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:10 AM UTC
This is a mount used on British soft-skin vehicles. Land Rover WMIKs, Jackals, etc.



GMG is also used in remote weapon stations FLW 200. These are fitted to various German vehicles, including Leo 2s.

http://www.kmweg.com/home/armament-systems/remote-controlled-weaponstations/flw-200/product-information.html

Live Resin also produces several FLW stations in 1/35 scale.

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 01:04 PM UTC
40mm Granatmachinenwaffe is used in multiple roles in the German army. first, it was installed on the KMW 1530 OWS on the Fennek. Later, KMW developed a tripod mount for infantry support, used mainly by the Fallschirmjger. Fallschirmjger also installed the GMW on their Wolf trucks. Main use is on the FLW 200 RWS. RWS 200 is installed on Fennek A2, Dingo 1 and 2 and GTK Boxer. FLW 200 on Leopard 2 are only trials, not operational vehicles.
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 01:09 PM UTC
Thanks for the info Hans-Hermann.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 01:59 AM UTC
I appreciate all the input! This is why sites like this are so great! Thanks again.