Weapons used by the U.S. Armed Forces
MK19-3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun
Mission of the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun
Deter and, if necessary, repel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with
accurate, lethal indirect fire.
Entered Army Service
Description and Specifications
The MK19 Grenade Launcher is 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)
General Dynamics (Saco, ME)