U.S. Army “Sky Soldiers” from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct a live-fire exercise to maintain & hone their skills with the MK 19 Grenade Launcher and M240 Medium Machine Gun at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, 2022.
The MK 19 is a 40mm belt-fed weapon, capable of piercing through up to two inches of armor.
The M240 is the U.S. military designation for the FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns that chamber the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge. The M240 has been used by the United States Armed Forces since the late 1970s.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African, and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.
Credit: U.S. Army video by Spc. Ryan Parr
Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bill Boecker
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Derivative works: Military Archive
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