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U.S. XM16E1 5.56mm assault rifle --- AN-PVS-2 Starlight night vision scope --- XM148 40mm grenade launcher (Vietnam War - 1967) [3800x2800] - Imgur

U.S. XM16E1 5.56mm assault rifle --- AN-PVS-2 Starlight night vision scope --- XM148 40mm grenade launcher (Vietnam War - 1967) [3800x2800] - Imgur

The M79 and XM148 grenade launchers were single-shot, and the repeating T148E1 grenade launcher was unreliable, so a request was made to China Lake engineers. SEAL Teams were pleased with the resultant pump-action grenade launcher, since the tubular magazine held three 40x46mm grenades, and so with one grenade in the chamber, four grenades could be fired rapidly before reloading. In fact, a skilled operator could fire four aimed shots before the first one landed.

The M79 and XM148 grenade launchers were single-shot, and the repeating T148E1 grenade launcher was unreliable, so a request was made to China Lake engineers. SEAL Teams were pleased with the resultant pump-action grenade launcher, since the tubular magazine held three 40x46mm grenades, and so with one grenade in the chamber, four grenades could be fired rapidly before reloading. In fact, a skilled operator could fire four aimed shots before the first one landed.

"American captain Dennis Muchlstedt working two phones while attempting to contact units of 9th Infantry who are on patrol in the South Vietnamese-Cambodian border area", by Larry Burrows, Vietnam, 1970 - Vietnam War

"American captain Dennis Muchlstedt working two phones while attempting to contact units of 9th Infantry who are on patrol in the South Vietnamese-Cambodian border area", by Larry Burrows, Vietnam, 1970 - Vietnam War

MAC-V-SOG Recon Team seconds after being extracted under fire in Laos during the…

MAC-V-SOG Recon Team seconds after being extracted under fire in Laos during the…

OH-6 "Loach" crew Tim Brennan, Hugh Mills and Mike King idling at a Can Tho AAF revetment in Vietnam, 1972

OH-6 "Loach" crew Tim Brennan, Hugh Mills and Mike King idling at a Can Tho AAF revetment in Vietnam, 1972

A Navy SEAL, carrying a Mk23 5.56mm Machine Gun (Stoner 63), moves through deep mud as he makes his way ashore from a boat, during a combat operation in South Vietnam in 1970. (U.S. Navy photograph by PHC A. Hill)

A Navy SEAL, carrying a Mk23 5.56mm Machine Gun (Stoner 63), moves through deep mud as he makes his way ashore from a boat, during a combat operation in South Vietnam in 1970. (U.S. Navy photograph by PHC A. Hill)

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