Video: Six Lethal Weapons Used by the US Marines

August 3, 2019

This video highlights six lethal weapons used by the Marine Corps branch of the United States of America.

 

M777A2 Howitzer

 

The M777A2 is an improved version of the standard M777 lightweight 155mm towed howitzer designed and manufactured by the Company BAE Systems.

 

The M777A2 is a towed 155 mm Howitzer jointly developed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to replace the M198 155mm towed howitzer.

 

The main feature of the M777A2 is the possibility to fire the M982 Excalibur Guided Projectile thanks to a new software update. 

 

Glock 19 Pistol

 

The Glock is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. It entered Austrian military and police service by 1982 after it was the top performer in reliability and safety tests

 

The Glock 19 was first produced in 1988, primarily for military and law enforcement. The Glock 19 uses a magazine with a standard capacity of 15 rounds.

 

M9 Pistol 

 

This legendary semi auto handgun has not only won the historic contract with the US military in 1985, but has achieved a triumphant contract renewal after more than two decades of hard use in the world’s toughest and most extreme conditions, from the scorching deserts of Iraq to the frigid heights of the Afghan mountains. 

 

The M9 pistol has a 15-round magazine, and may be fired without a magazine inserted. 

 

M240B Machine Gun

 

The M240, officially the Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M240, is from a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns that chamber the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.

 

M240 is used extensively by infantry, most often in rifle companies, as well as on ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft. Despite being heavier than some comparable weapons it is highly regarded for reliability and its standardization among NATO members is a major advantage.

 

MK 19 Grenade Launcher

 

The Mk 19 grenade launcher (pronounced Mark 19) is an American 40 mm belt-fed automatic grenade launcher that was first developed during the Vietnam War.

 

The Mk 19 is a man-portable crew-served weapon that can fire from a tripod-mounted position or from a vehicle mount, with the latter being the preferred method, as the weapon alone weighs 77.6 pounds (35.2 kg).

 

FIM-92 Stinger Missile Launchers 

 

The FIM-92 Stinger is a Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS) that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). It can be adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles and helicopters (as an AAM).

 

 

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