AAMI 40mm Launcher
The AV-140 brings new meaning to the term six-shooter
The Abrams Airborn AV-140 is a soldier’s best friend—and brings devastating new meaning to the term “six-shooter.”
The evolution of weapons generally follows the old adage, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This is the genesis for the Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Inc. AV-140 MSGL 40mm Launcher.
Through the decades, Abrams Airborne and its related businesses have become premier providers of weapons systems to domestic and international armed forces, as well as the weapons industry. AAMI has been honored to put its weapon systems in the hands of the United States military and NATO forces. AAMI is also the major player in VLTOR Weapon Systems and Milkor USA.
It is this manufacturing environment in which the AV-140 evolved. The need for the launcher arose as the limits of single-round launchers became more and more evident in hostile situations. While capable of pushing effective rounds downrange, weapons such as the M203 were single-shot and slow to reload. There was a need for a weapon that was portable, accurate and reliable. The AV-140 fits those requirements perfectly.
The AV-140 is a multi-shot launcher (MSGL) engineered to drastically increase a unit’s firepower. The design is simple and reliable and allows soldiers to drop highly accurate rounds at a high rate of fire onto a target. When a small unit is engaged, it can face serious trouble if its members are outnumbered and support is not imminent. In urban areas, artillery support can be