MK-19 40mm Grenade Machine Gun


Mission

Deter and, if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal indirect fire.

Entered Army Service

1983

Description and Specifications

A self-powered, air-cooled, belt-fed, blowback-operated weapon designed to deliver decisive firepower against enemy personnel and lightly armored vehicles. It replaces the M2 heavy machine guns in selected units and will be the primary suppressive weapon for combat support and combat service support units. The MK19-3 can be mounted on the HMMWV, M113 family of vehicles, 5-ton trucks, and selected M88A1 recovery vehicles.

  • Caliber:   40 mm
  • Weight:   72.5 lbs
  • Range:   2200 m (area target)
Manufacturer

General Dynamics (Saco, ME)


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