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Machine Gun, 40MM, MK-19, Mod 3 Instructor: SPC Collins.

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2 Machine Gun, 40MM, MK-19, Mod 3 Instructor: SPC Collins

3 Training Outline Characteristics of the MK-19 Characteristics of the MK-19 Safety with the MK-19 Safety with the MK-19 Breaking down the MK-19 Breaking down the MK-19 Firing positions with the MK-19 Firing positions with the MK-19 Conclusion Conclusion

4 References FM 23-27 FM 23-27 TM 9-1010-230-10 TM 9-1010-230-10 TM 9-1010-231-13&P TM 9-1010-231-13&P Knowledgeable previous users of the MK-19 Knowledgeable previous users of the MK-19

5 Characteristics of a Killer! The MK 19 is an air-cooled, blowback- operated machine gun, with five major assemblies. The MK 19 is an air-cooled, blowback- operated machine gun, with five major assemblies. It uses ammunition that is belt-fed through the left side of the weapon by a disintegrating metallic link belt. It uses ammunition that is belt-fed through the left side of the weapon by a disintegrating metallic link belt.

6 Characteristics of a Killer! Overall length = 43.1 inches Overall length = 43.1 inches Overall width = 13.4 inches Overall width = 13.4 inches Height (unmounted) = 8.8 inches Height (unmounted) = 8.8 inches Height (mounted on tripod) = 18.3 inches Height (mounted on tripod) = 18.3 inches Weapon weight = 75.6 lbs!!! Weapon weight = 75.6 lbs!!! Total weight (tripod, weapon and cradle) = Total weight (tripod, weapon and cradle) = 140.6 lbs!

7 Characteristics of a Killer! Ammunition Ammunition M430 (HEDP) 40mm grenade will pierce armor up to 2 inches thick M430 (HEDP) 40mm grenade will pierce armor up to 2 inches thick M383 (HE) contain an explosive filler of 54.5 grams of composition M383 (HE) contain an explosive filler of 54.5 grams of composition M918 (TP) Practice Cartridge M918 (TP) Practice Cartridge M922 (Dummy) M922 (Dummy) Does the ammo from the 203 and the ammo from the MK-19 mix? Does the ammo from the 203 and the ammo from the MK-19 mix? NO!!!!

8 Characteristics of a Killer! Range to target! Range to target! Maximums Maximums Range = 2,212m (1.37 miles!) Range = 2,212m (1.37 miles!) Effective (point) = 1,500m (.93 miles) Effective (point) = 1,500m (.93 miles)

9 Safety with the MK-19 This weapon’s favorite and only purpose This weapon’s favorite and only purpose TO KILL TO KILL Always wear Kevlar; Goggles,SWD or other rated ballistic eye protection; Flak Vest. These are just the minimum when firing! Always wear Kevlar; Goggles,SWD or other rated ballistic eye protection; Flak Vest. These are just the minimum when firing! Always be aware of anything downrange that could intercept the round prior to it reaching a distance of 310 meters! Always be aware of anything downrange that could intercept the round prior to it reaching a distance of 310 meters!

10 Safety with the MK-19 CLP is NOT authorized for use on this end item!!! CLP is NOT authorized for use on this end item!!! CLP will “gum up” this weapon! CLP will “gum up” this weapon! Authorized lubricants Authorized lubricants GMD (Grease, Molybdenum Disulfate) GMD (Grease, Molybdenum Disulfate) LSAT LSAT LAW (Lubricant, Automatic Weapons) LAW (Lubricant, Automatic Weapons)

11 Clearing In a nonfiring situation, use the following procedures to clear the MK 19: In a nonfiring situation, use the following procedures to clear the MK 19: (1) Place the safety switch on S (SAFE). (1) Place the safety switch on S (SAFE). (2) Open the top cover assembly. (2) Open the top cover assembly. (3) Lower one or both charger handles. (3) Lower one or both charger handles. (4) Pull the charger handle slightly to the rear. (4) Pull the charger handle slightly to the rear. (5) Allow sufficient space between the face of the bolt and the chamber to see both. (5) Allow sufficient space between the face of the bolt and the chamber to see both. (6) Check for live ammunition. (6) Check for live ammunition. (7) Ride the bolt forward. (7) Ride the bolt forward. (8) Return the charger handle to its original upright position. (8) Return the charger handle to its original upright position.

12 Break it down! CLEAR AND BOLT FORWARD!!!!! CLEAR AND BOLT FORWARD!!!!! Backplate pin, Bolt and Backplate Assy Backplate pin, Bolt and Backplate Assy Primary drive lever and vertical cam assy Primary drive lever and vertical cam assy Secondary drive lever, Feed slide assy Secondary drive lever, Feed slide assy Top cover and Feed tray Top cover and Feed tray Alignment guide and Ogive Plunger Alignment guide and Ogive Plunger Round Positioning block, Charging Handles, Sear Round Positioning block, Charging Handles, Sear

13 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Size can determine yours Size can determine yours Sitting Sitting Legs under the tripod Legs under the tripod Legs must be small enough Legs must be small enough Legs Crossed Legs Crossed Legs Braced Legs Braced Can be unstable for tall soldiers Can be unstable for tall soldiers Standing Standing

14 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 When the tripod is used in the low or high position, sit directly behind the gun between the trail legs of the tripod. Extend your legs under the tripod, cross them, or brace your feet on the tripod. Place your elbows on the inside of your thighs for support when crossing your legs or bracing your feet on the tripod. When the tripod is used in the low or high position, sit directly behind the gun between the trail legs of the tripod. Extend your legs under the tripod, cross them, or brace your feet on the tripod. Place your elbows on the inside of your thighs for support when crossing your legs or bracing your feet on the tripod.

15 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Legs extended under tripod Legs extended under tripod Good sight position Good sight position Very hard to charge weapon Very hard to charge weapon Good position for tall person Good position for tall person

16 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Legs Crossed Legs Crossed Good sight position Good sight position Hard to charge Hard to charge Good position for short person Good position for short person

17 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Legs Braced Legs Braced Easy to charge Easy to charge Good sight position Good sight position Stable position (may not be for tall person) Stable position (may not be for tall person)

18 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Kneeling Kneeling For hasty positions For hasty positions Hard to sight Hard to sight Unstable Unstable Not good for a tall person Not good for a tall person

19 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Standing Standing When the MK 19 is mounted on a vehicle, stand with both of your hands on the control grips and your thumbs resting on the trigger. Keep your elbows against your body, your body forward, and your chest against your hands to brace the gun. When the MK 19 is mounted on a vehicle, stand with both of your hands on the control grips and your thumbs resting on the trigger. Keep your elbows against your body, your body forward, and your chest against your hands to brace the gun.

20 Fighting Positions with the MK- 19 Fighting Position Fighting Position Dug-in, you are “eyes on” the sights and, therefore, the target. Dug-in, you are “eyes on” the sights and, therefore, the target. Downside: dug in position requires DIGGING and, therefore, TIME Downside: dug in position requires DIGGING and, therefore, TIME

21 Conclusions What we have covered: What we have covered: Safety Safety Safety! Safety Safety Safety! Breaking down the MK-19 Breaking down the MK-19 Marksmanship with the MK-19 Marksmanship with the MK-19 Fighting positions Fighting positions Your Questions…. Your Questions….


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