Type 87, 35 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
WEAPON ROF DAM PEN BLK MAG SS/BRST RNG
QLZ87 5 C:6 B:12 20c 5 6/12 2/6 220m
QLZ87 w/bipod 5 C:6 B:12 20c 6 6/12 1/4 220m
QLZ87 w/tripod 5 C:6 B:12 20c 8 6/12 1/3 220m
ROUND 35mm Grenade
MAG 6 or 12 box magazine
WEIGHT 12kg / 20kg
The Type 87 (also known as QLZ87) 35 mm automatic
grenade launcher (AGL) is an air-cooled, blowback
operated, fully automatic weapon and is crew
transportable (12~20 kg) with limited amounts of
ammunition. It can fire a variety of 35 mm grenades stored
in the 6-, 9-, or 12-round cartridge drum.
The Type 87 is described by NORINCO as "Mini Infantry
Artillery". The 35 mm grenade will pierce armor up to 80
mm thick, and will produce fragments to kill or wound
personnel within 10 meters of the point of impact.
The Type 87 can fire on a tripod, or using the bipod fixed
on the barrel. It can also be mounted on armored vehicles
or helicopters. The launcher is capable of attacking low-
flying air targets as well as targets on the ground.
The 35 mm W87 automatic grenade launcher is an
experimental prototype, on which the Type 87 was
developed. The W87 itself did not enter mass production.
Caliber: 35 mm
Muzzle velocity: 200 m/s
Max range: 1,750 m
Weight: (Light Config, with scope) 12 kg; (Heavy Config) 20 kg
Elevation: 10 to 70 degrees
Horizontal: 360 degrees
Fire rate: 500 rds/ min