Presentation on theme: "Machine Gun, 40MM, MK-19, Mod 3 Instructor: SPC Collins."— Presentation transcript:
1 Machine Gun, 40MM, MK-19, Mod 3Instructor: SPC Collins
2 Training Outline Characteristics of the MK-19 Safety with the MK-19 Breaking down the MK-19Firing positions with the MK-19Conclusion
3 References FM 23-27 TM 9-1010-230-10 TM 9-1010-231-13&P Knowledgeable previous users of the MK-19
4 Characteristics of a Killer! 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.
5 Characteristics of a Killer! Overall length = 43.1 inchesOverall width = 13.4 inchesHeight (unmounted) = 8.8 inchesHeight (mounted on tripod) = 18.3 inchesWeapon weight = 75.6 lbs!!!Total weight (tripod, weapon and cradle) =140.6 lbs!
6 Characteristics of a Killer! AmmunitionM430 (HEDP) 40mm grenade will pierce armor up to 2 inches thickM383 (HE) contain an explosive filler of 54.5 grams of compositionM918 (TP) Practice CartridgeM922 (Dummy)Does the ammo from the 203 and the ammo from the MK-19 mix?NO!!!!
7 Characteristics of a Killer! Range to target!MaximumsRange = 2,212m (1.37 miles!)Effective (point) = 1,500m (.93 miles)
8 Safety with the MK-19 This weapon’s favorite and only purpose TO KILL 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!
9 Safety with the MK-19CLP is NOT authorized for use on this end item!!!CLP will “gum up” this weapon!Authorized lubricantsGMD (Grease, Molybdenum Disulfate)LSATLAW (Lubricant, Automatic Weapons)
10 ClearingIn a nonfiring situation, use the following procedures to clear the MK 19:(1) Place the safety switch on S (SAFE).(2) Open the top cover assembly.(3) Lower one or both charger handles.(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.(6) Check for live ammunition.(7) Ride the bolt forward.(8) Return the charger handle to its original upright position.
11 Break it down! CLEAR AND BOLT FORWARD!!!!! Backplate pin, Bolt and Backplate AssyPrimary drive lever and vertical cam assySecondary drive lever, Feed slide assyTop cover and Feed trayAlignment guide and Ogive PlungerRound Positioning block, Charging Handles, Sear
12 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 Size can determine yoursSittingLegs under the tripodLegs must be small enoughLegs CrossedLegs BracedCan be unstable for tall soldiersStanding
13 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.
14 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 Legs extended under tripodGood sight positionVery hard to charge weaponGood position for tall person
15 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 Legs CrossedGood sight positionHard to chargeGood position for short person
16 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 Legs BracedEasy to chargeGood sight positionStable position (may not be for tall person)
17 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 KneelingFor hasty positionsHard to sightUnstableNot good for a tall person
18 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 StandingWhen 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.
19 Fighting Positions with the MK-19 Dug-in, you are “eyes on” the sights and, therefore, the target.Downside: dug in position requires DIGGING and, therefore, TIME
20 Conclusions What we have covered: Your Questions…. Safety Safety Safety!Breaking down the MK-19Marksmanship with the MK-19Fighting positionsYour Questions….