PDF/EPUB Gordon L Rottman ☆ US Grenade Launchers M79 M203 and M320 Weapon Band 57 ☆

In an effort to provide the US infantryman withfirepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar the 40mm M79 grenade launcher a shoulder fired single shot weapon entered service with US forces in 1961Reliable easy to use and lethally effective the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small unit tactics As the Vietnam conflict continued it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine fed T148E1 as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203 The M203 remains in US Army service today while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher like the M79 a standalone weapon Featuring full colour artwork this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that euipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present dayIn an effort to provide the US infantryman withfirepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar the 40mm M79 grenade launcher a shoulder fired single shot weapon entered service with US forces in 1961Reliable easy to use and lethally effective the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small unit tactics As the Vietnam conflict continued it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine fed T148E1 as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203 The M203 remains in US Army service today while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher like the M79 a standalone weapon Featuring full colour artwork this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that euipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present dayIn an effort to provide the US infantryman withfirepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar the 40mm M79 grenade launcher a shoulder fired single shot weapon entered service with US forces in 1961Reliable easy to use and lethally effective the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small unit tactics As the Vietnam conflict continued it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine fed T148E1 as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203 The M203 remains in US Army service today while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher like the M79 a standalone weapon Featuring full colour artwork this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that euipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present day