Concept Study for a Nonlethal Shoulder-Fired 40-mm CS Grenade for Riot Control.
Technical memo. Mar 70-Jul 71,
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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A concept is presented for using the M79 launcher to launch a redesigned 40-mm CS-type grenade which would eliminate any lethal hazard due to impact with an individual in the target area. This is achieved by deployment of a small parachute from the grenade during its flight resulting in the grenade impacting the target area at a low, nonlethal velocity. Maximum ranges comparable to the current 40-mmM79 systems are feasible. Author
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Ammunition and Explosives