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A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. A special type is the rocket propelled grenade. Most are a man-portable shoulder-fired weapons, but there are also larger examples, including automatic grenade launchers capable of a very high rate of fire.
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