China Lake Launcher
Often confused with the later EX-41 Launcher, the China Lake Launcher was used in limited numbers by US Navy SEAL Teams, Marine Force Recon, and the 5th Special Forces Group. The weapon is essentially a pump-action M79 Grenade Launcher with a 3-round tubular magazine added under the barrel. Only four complete original weapons are thought to exist; one at the UDT/SEAL Museum, one in a Vietnamese war museum, one in the hands of the ATF Technologies branch, and the last by Brian Fauci of Canal Side Guns, who make a knock-off of the weapon called "The Ultimate M79."
In 2009, it was reported that Airtronic USA (a company also known for manufacturing modernised RPG-7s under license from Bazalt) has started manufacture of the China Lake launcher and a modernised model with a retractable M4-type stock, pistol grip and Picatinny rails. It is not know what has since become of it, however.
- Type: Grenade Launcher
- Caliber: 40x46mm
- Weight: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
- Length: 34.4 in (87.5 cm)
- Barrel length: 14 in (35.6 cm)
- Feed System: 3-round tubular magazine
- Fire Modes: Pump-Action
The China Lake Launcher and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail||Fabiola Iglesias||2010-11|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||China Lake||2010|
|Fallout: New Vegas||"Grenade Launcher", "Holorifle"||2010|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III||"MAX-GL"||2017|