The AGS-17 is the resultof the Russians need to match the fire power of the MK19 Autimaic Grenade Launcher. The AGS-17 fires a 30x29mm belted ammunition at a range of 1,700 yards. The AGS-17 fires the 30mm grenades from a belt of 29 grenades from a detachable drum. The AGS-17 has been featured on helicopters, jeeps, tanks as well as on tripod mounts.
The AGS-17 was followed by the AGS-30.