MK19-3 40MM Grenade Machine Gun
MK19-3 Grenade Machine Gun

Mission
Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, automatic 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
Max effective range: 2200 m (area target)

 

Manufacturer
General Dynamics (Saco, ME)

Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591

 

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