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Assault Launcher Max

Assault Launcher Max

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 Assault Launcher Max

 

The Assault Launcher Max (ALM) is the most rugged and farthest-reaching line throwing device offered. The ALM body is cast from 356-T6 Aluminum for the best weight-to-strength ratio. When equipped with a High Pressure Projectile the deployment ranges are almost doubled. The housing is inert to seawater and can be used in land-based operations as well as surface and subsurface maritime environments to throw a line only, a grappling hook with climbing line or ladder, and/or the SF40 Running Gear Entanglement System (RGES).

The ALM is the high performance line thrower specifically designed for tactical teams. The rugged aluminum launcher is manufactured for use in the most extreme maritime and urban environments to deploy a line, a grappling hook and climbing line, or a grappling hook and tactical ladder for method of entry and vessel boarding from surface or subsurface locations. The ALM is the ultimate tool for tactical teams requiring boat-stopping equipment when used with the RGES (Running Gear Entanglement System) SF40 payload.

  • Utilizing a patented air-thrust technology, the ALM is non-pyrotechnic, reusable, and refillable.
  • Launcher housings are cast from 356-T6 Aluminum for the best weight-to-strength ratio. The ALM barrels are powder-coated black for covert operations and have a lifetime guarantee against all hazards.
  • 4,500 psi / 300 bar service pressure line projectile.
  • 3,000 psi / 207 bar service pressure line projectile.

MAXimum Distance
The ALM is capable of deploying a 3,200 lb test strength line horizontally up to 330 ft/ 100 m. The ALM can deploy a 7.0 mm climbing line with a grappling hook vertically up to 165 ft / 50 m. A 65 ft / 20 m Tactical Ladder and grappling hook can be fully deployed by the ALM.

MAXimum Safety
The safety mechanism is "always on," resetting automatically when a projectile is inserted.

The projectile's "Push-Click" engagement allows easy reloading, even in the dark.

A pressure relief burst disk prevents unsafe pressure build-up that could result from exposure to extreme heat.

Each launcher is fitted with a luminous pressure gauge for close visibility at night.

MAXimum Performance
Multi-Shot Capacity.
The patented nozzle valve permits any number of projectiles to be precharged and stored with the unit, allowing deployment of multiple projectiles in rapid succession.

 

Line Options

 
Line Specifications
 
Any line type may be combined with any projectile option.
 
Part # Description Minimum
Break Load
Weight
per Length
Length
   
lbs
kg lbs kg ft m
801 7.0mm Nylon/Spectra Climbing Line 5,780 2,622 3.96 1.8 165 50
802 5.5mm Nylon/Spectra Climbing Line 3,200 1,194 2.60 1.2 330 100
803 4.0mm Spectra Braid Line 1,500 682 3.5 1.6 1,000 330
815 8.4mm Dynamic Climbing Line 3,442 1,565 7.0 3.2 230 70
744 50ft/15m Tactical Ladder 4,800 2,180 5.5 2.5 50 15
746 65ft/20m Tactical Ladder 4,800 2,180 8.0 3.6 65 20
* Custom line options and lengths to meet specific requirements are available upon request.
 
Performance
 
Testing under varying conditions shows an average distance achieved as shown below.
 
3,000 PSI
Part # Description Horizontal with
Line Projectile
Vertical with
Climbing Grappling Hook
    ft m ft m
801 5,780lb 7.0mm Black Climbing Line (165ft/50m) 165* 50* 80 25
802 3,200lb 5.5mm Black Climbing Line (330ft/100m) 250 75 110 33
803 4.0mm Spectra Line 400 104 n/a n/a
815 8.4mm Dynamic Climbing Line 170 52 100 30
744 50ft/15m Tactical Ladder n/a n/a 50 15
 
4,500 PSI
Part # Description Horizontal with
Line Projectile
Vertical with
Climbing Grappling Hook
    ft m ft m
801 5,780lb 7.0mm Black Climbing Line (165ft/50m) 165* 50* 130 40
802 3,200lb 5.5mm Black Climbing Line (330ft/100m) 330* 100* 180 55
803 4.0mm Spectra Line 850 260 n/a n/a
815 8.4mm Dynamic Climbing Line 230* 70* 200 61
744 50ft/15m Tactical Ladder n/a n/a 50* 15*
746 65ft/20m Tactical Ladder n/a n/a 65 20

Features

  • Tactical ResQmax™ Launcher
    The Tactical ResQmax™ Launcher is a diverse line deployment tool which can be used as a line thrower or a grapnel launcher in both urban and maritime environments. The housing is injection-molded polycarbonate for durability and high impact resistance.
  • Folding Stock
    A folding stock is designed for greater accuracy of deployment and serves as a convenient carry handle in the collapsed position.
  • Standard Line Projectile
    The Standard Line Projectile will throw a variety of payloads including line, rope, or ascending ladders of differing length. The delivery distance depends on the service pressure of the projectile and the type of line used.
  • Luminescent and Red Training Projectiles
    These projectiles are designed for repeated use when deploying a line from the launch point to a hard surface. The high density urethane protective cover reduces "bounce" on landing making it ideal for RASing, UNREPS, or training operations.
  • Climbing Grappling Hook
    Fabricated from titanium, this three-pronged hook is dipped in EFEX to reduce signature noise and is certified for climbing.
  • Climbing Grappling Hook with Barbed Tines
    Fabricated from titanium, this three-pronged hook comes complete with barbed tips to ensure anchoring. The hook is dipped in EFEX to reduce the sound signature and is certified for climbing.
  • Payloads
    A variety of lines and payloads can be thrown using the Tactical ResQmax™ line thrower. Climbing lines are supplied in black and have standard diameters of 5.5 mm and 7.0 mm. Custom ropes are available upon request. Tactical Ladder is part of the standard product offering and is described in detail to the right.
  • Tactical Ladder
    Lightweight, durable, and acoustically covert! Constructed of nylon webbing with fiberglass rungs at 12 in /30 cm o.c., this ladder is available in 50 ft /15 m lengths that can be fully deployed vertically. Side members have a combined breaking strength of 4,800 lbs / 2,180 kg.
  • Streamline Filler Hose
    The Streamline Filler Hose is used to deliver compressed air from a high-pressure air compressor, an SCBA tank, or a SCUBA tank to a projectile. This provides the "charge" for the projectile. Please ensure that your Streamline Filler Hose is equipped properly for your source of compressed air.
  • ResQmax™ Tool Kit
    ResQmax™ Tool Kit is an optional component that can be purchased with any Tactical ResQmax™ Kit and provides all the tools needed for operational maintenance of the Tactical ResQmax™.
  • Kit Carry Bag
    The rugged Cordura fabric carry bag is designed for durability and convenience. The bag features two external and one internal zippered storage pockets, reinforced water-resistant vinyl bottom, and reflective strips.
  • "Pelican" Transport / Storage Case
    An unbreakable, watertight, dust-proof, chemical-resistant, and corrosion-proof transport / storage case made of Ultra Impact structural copolymer. May be adapted to fasten to the rail of a vessel.

 



Standard Kits

Kit 460 - ALM Climbing Line Specification Sheet
 
Kit 461 - ALM Method of Entry Specification Sheet
 
Kit 463 - ALM Combo Specification Sheet
 
Kit 470 - ALM High Pressure Climbing Line Specification Sheet
 
Kit 471 - ALM High Pressure Method of Entry Specification Sheet
 
Kit 473 - ALM High Pressure Combo Specification Sheet
 
Kit 474 - ALM High Pressure RGES SF40 Specification Sheet
 
Kit 475 - ALM Ascender Specification Sheet