Gunner on armoured vehicle (photo) - what gun?


January 15, 2003, 01:49 AM
What type of gun is shown in this photo?

A gunner mans atop an armoured vehicle during a military exercise in Paju, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ), 30km (18 miles) north of Seoul, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. North Korean State-run media reported rallies in support of the withdrawal from the nuclear pact were held on Sunday, and Monday in Kaesong city, North Korea (news - web sites), near DMZ. (AP Photo/Yun Jai-hyoung)

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Average Guy
January 15, 2003, 01:55 AM
Mk19 40mm belt-fed grenade launcher.

The MK19 Mod3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun was first developed by the Navy in the early 1960's. TACOM-ARDEC has since suggested modifications to this system which has enabled the Army to deploy the MK19 in the harsh environments encountered during world-wide operations and has therefore enhanced its performance. The MK19 firing rate is over 350 grenades per minute and it is effective to ranges of over 2200 meters. The system was deployed in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm and devastated enemy infantry.


January 15, 2003, 11:32 AM
Get one for yourself here:


January 15, 2003, 11:35 AM
i used to love driving while a gunner let lose a belt. it would rock the whole hummer. what a weapon.

J Miller
January 15, 2003, 12:29 PM
Wow, Talk about your ally sweeper!!!!!!!:eek:

January 15, 2003, 12:35 PM
Life is good so long as you aren't tempted to delink a round and load it in your M203 :D

Nice toys.

Is that a Rok soldier ?

Good SHooting

Average Guy
January 15, 2003, 12:59 PM
Get one for yourself here:

Hey, those guys have the TOW missile system listed as a WWII weapon. I'm just a former jarhead TOW gunner and no military history expert, but I'm pretty sure that they didn't have wire-guided missiles in the Forties...

(Watch--I'll bet someone will come up with a link to one...) :D

January 15, 2003, 01:13 PM
The Germans had radio controlled missiles during WWII (and made a couple ship kills with them) but I don't think they used wire guidance at that time.

Greg L
January 15, 2003, 01:52 PM
Is that a Rok soldier ?

I think so. Look at the rank on the sleeve and the old style helmet.


January 15, 2003, 02:01 PM
I think Chris was telling me that there is one of these on the civvie market.
Can't be cheap to feed.

January 15, 2003, 02:19 PM
ah yes, the mk19. 3 mile mobility runs up mountains with that 75 pound beast on top of my 60 pound pack. Dang i miss the corps. :D

January 15, 2003, 02:52 PM
Yes, most of the guided German missiles used a radio/radar guidance, but late production versions of Dr. Kramer's X-1 (Fritz X) guided bomb used the two-wire system "Düsseldorf/Detmold" (FuG 510/238). His X-4 air-to-air missile as well as the X-7 air-to-ground missile were wire-guided, too.

4v50 Gary
January 15, 2003, 03:00 PM
An Italian Littorio class BB (the Roma?) was sunk using one of those airplane launched missle. Broke her back and it went Ciao!

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