Thought I would pose a simplistic question to get a debate going about the merits of underslung versus standalone grenade launchers for dismounted close combat.
A UGL mounted directly to a personal weapon
The same type of system but carried separately, with a lightweight stock and sight
Multishot grenade launchers carried as the main weapon
Or the modern 20-25mm grenade weapons with expensive counter defilade air bursting ammunition
And, how about an older technology, rifle grenades, either bullet trap or blanks?
Have discounted the light mortar and tube launched systems such as the RPG, Carl Gustav or Panzerfaust for example although they might be seen as alternatives to the dedicated systems.