H&K 69 40mm grenade launcher

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.




The H&K 69 is a 40mm grenade launcher developed and produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch (H&K).

A single shot, top break, launcher, it was developed in the late 1960s and originally intended to be fitted beneath the barrel of a G3 assault rifle. After evaluation it was decided to make it a stand alone weapon and so by 1979 the H&K 69 was in production.

The weapon was designed to engage enemy troops and strongpoints out to a distance of 350 metres. It can also be used to deploy smoke grenades and illumination flares.

 Adopted by the German army in 1981, it has achieved some sales success being used by special forces and security personnel of over 12 other countries.

Helpful info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for UK Military and Police forces from 1980 to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown here is an H&K 69 40mm launcher, fitted with an extending butt,  the launcher is in a military phosphate finish.

It has it’s flip up rear sight extended, giving an indication of how these launchers ‘lob’ their projectiles in a high, arcing trajectory.

Film Set Notes

For 40mm launchers we use adaptors that enable us to fire a variety of blank loads using either smokeless cartridges or more dramatically black powder loads that give a slower muzzle flash and generate an amount of smoke.