Mk19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher

Commenter TBOM mentioned that a 40mm automatic grenade launcher sounded pretty cool. Wouldn’t you know that just a few minutes later I’d find a clip of the Mk19 in action?

Some NSFW language, unless your job is in Iraq. See video below the fold.

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9 thoughts on “Mk19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher”

  1. The Phoenix Ravens are bad ass…if I had the had the fortune to get assigned to Security Forces like I had wanted, you can bet Phoenix Raven would have been at the top of the list of assignments I would have wanted.

  2. Eh. Raven’s aren’t good for much of anything. I had them on some missions I’ve flown and all they really did was get in the way and take up space. It’d be a cool job if you were a Security Forces person, but from an aircrew/mission perspective, they don’t really add anything.

    1. I can think of few jobs that might be more boring than standing around in a third-world shithole guarding a plane.

      There are some bad-asses in the Air Force. But this isn’t them.

  3. Hey, non-rated officers don’t have much bad ass-ness to shoot for, other than STO/CRO, and there’s no way in hell I could do that. TACPs are enlisted only, and ALO is a rated (pilot/nav) only field (although that might be changing…and that would be sweet if they did.)

  4. QC, that’s a BIG if. And no more capable than any other SP/SF troop. They just get some extra training, that’s all.

    Brad, you’re right. That isn’t them. The AF is really good at puffing-up shit jobs to make them feel like “warriors” when they really aren’t even close to being one. To hear the AF tell it, the Security Police are just as capable as a Special Forces ODA. They even changed their name to Security Forces! “SF” get it? Lame…

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