Photo Of The Day: The SL40 grenade launcher is made by Steyr Mannlicher and was selected by Thales Australia as the preferred choice when the EF88 assault rifle was under development by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Note that the soldier aims through what is most likely a red dot with a pretty tilted zero due to the ballistics of the 40 mm grenade.
AusArmy Staff Cadets from III Class at the Royal Military College – Duntroon, Australian Army recently completed their initial training in high explosives at Majura Training Area in Canberra.At the conclusion of the week-long training, Staff Cadets became qualified on the F1 Grenade, 66mm Light Direct Fire Support Weapon, Claymore and SL40 Grenade Launcher Attachment.III Class is the first phase of officer training in the Australian Army which lasts six months. This training is designed to provide Staff Cadets with the fundamentals of soldiering and skills they will need for a career in the AusArmy.
Below: The 66mm Light Direct Fire Support Weapon, perhaps better known to our readers as the M72 LAW.