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MK-19. TASK, CONDITIONS, STANDARDS. TASK: CONDITIONS: STANDARDS:. To familiarize the soldier with the MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launcher. Given a Block of instruction, MK-19 with M-3 Tripod, and Motivation.

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Mk 19

MK-19


Task conditions standards

TASK, CONDITIONS, STANDARDS

TASK:

CONDITIONS:

STANDARDS:

To familiarize the soldier with the MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launcher.

Given a Block of instruction, MK-19 with M-3 Tripod, and Motivation.

To disassemble, separate into proper grouping, and reassemble the MK-19 correctly with no deficiencies.


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Features: The MK-19 Grenade Launcher is a 40.0 MM Automatic Grenade Launcher that is crew served, gas operated, and metallic link belt fed machine gun. The MK-19 engages point targets out to 1,500 meters and engages area targets out to 2,212 meters.


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Background: The MK-19 Grenade Launcher Mod# 1 was first introduced as a Naval Hand Cranked Weapon in 1959 and was utilized in the Vietnam Conflict for Coastal Patrol. The MK-19 Grenade Launcher Mod# 4, which we use today, was last updated in 1988.


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Primary Function: Crew Served Support Weapon providing additional fire power when effectively integrated with the fires of the squads organic weapons.

Length: 43 inches

Weight: 76 pounds / 104 pounds with the M-3 Tripod

Rate of Fire

Cyclic: 375 Rounds per Minute

Rapid: 60 Rounds per Minute

Sustained: 40 Rounds per Minute


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Minimum Arming Distance: 18-30 meters

Kill Radius: 5 meters

Wound Radius: 15meters

Types of Ammunition

HE: High Explosive

HEDP: High Explosive Dual Purpose

TP: Training Practice

DUMMY: Inert


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Major Components


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly

Cam Removal

Bolt Removal


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Dis-assembly


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Re-assembly

To Re-assemble the weapon you simply put it back together the same way you took it apart but in reverse order.


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

M-3 Tripod and Traverse & Elevation Mechanism


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MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Ready the Weapon for Firing


Mk 19

MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Ready the Weapon for Firing


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MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Firing Techniques

Seated Legs Extended

Seated Legs Crossed

Seated Legs Braced


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MK-19 Grenade Launcher

Firing Techniques

Standing


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MK-19 and M-3 Tripod ready for Dis-mounted Firing


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MK-19 and M-3 Tripod with T & E Mechanism attached to the Tripod


Mk 19

CHECK ON LEARNING

  • Q. What modification do we use today?

  • MOD-4!

  • How many types of Ammunition does the MK-19 have?

  • A. 4!

  • Q. What is the Maximum Range for Area Targets?

  • 2,212 meters!

  • Which side of the round do you place in the weapon first? (Male or Female)

  • A. FEMALE!


Mk 19

CHECK ON LEARNING

  • Q. What is the nomenclature for the Tripod?

  • M-3!

  • What side of the T & E Mechanism do you read your degrees off of?

  • A. Left!

  • Q. How many positions are there for firing in the dis-mounted configuration?

  • 3!

  • What is the Maximum Range for Point Targets?

  • A. 1,500 meters!


Mk 19

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