40mm MK 19 Grenade Machine Gun

Publication Title:                   MK 19 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, Mod 3
Publication/revision date:    14 SEP 2006
Field Manual:                        FM 3-22.27 C1
   Supersedes:                      FM 3-22.27 , 27 DEC 1998
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
PREFACE……………..................................................................................................... iv
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
1-1. Applications .............................................................................1-1
1-2. Description ............................................................................... 1-1
1-3. Training Strategy ......................................................................1-8
CHAPTER 2. OPERATION AND FUNCTION
2-1. Cycle of Operation ................................................................... 2-1
2-2. Operating Precautions ..............................................................2-4
2-3. Clearance Procedures ...............................................................2-4
2-4. Disassembly and Assembly ...................................................... 2-7
2-5. Loading Procedures ................................................................2-20
2-6. Malfunctions, Stoppages, and Corrections ............................. 2-22
2-7 Care and Cleaning................................................................... 2-22
2-8. Operation Under Adverse Conditions..................................... 2-23
2-9. Destruction..............................................................................2-23
CHAPTER 3. GROUND AND VEHICLE MOUNTS
3-1. MK64, MOD 7, Gun Cradle ..................................................... 3-1
3-2. Ground-Mount Using the M3 Tripod ........................................ 3-1
3-3. Vehicle-Mount ........................................................................... 3-9
CHAPTER 4. MARKSMANSHIP
Section I. Preparatory Marksmanship Training ....................................................4-1
4-1. Firing Positions ........................................................................... 4-1
4-2. Fighting Position......................................................................... 4-4
4-3. Traverse Bar and T&E Mechanism ............................................ 4-5
4-4. Exercises .....................................................................................4-8
Section II. Range Fire...........................................................................................4-21
4-5. Description................................................................................4-22
4-6. Operation...................................................................................4-23
4-7. Coaches.....................................................................................4-24
4-8. Fire Procedures ......................................................................... 4-24
4-9. Zeroing Procedures ................................................................... 4-24
4-10. Observation and Adjustment of Fire......................................... 4-25
4-11. Individual Gunner Exercises and Qualification........................ 4-26
CHAPTER 5. TECHNIQUES OF FIRE
Section I. Characteristics and Classes of Fire ....................................................... 5-1
5-1. Characteristics of Fire ................................................................. 5-1
5-2. Classes of Fire............................................................................. 5-1
Section II. Range Determination ............................................................................5-4
5-3. Measurement by Visual Estimation ............................................ 5-5
5-4. Measurement from a Map .......................................................... 5-6
5-5. Measurement by Pacing.............................................................. 5-6
5-6. Measurement Using Binoculars.................................................. 5-7
5-7. Measurement Using AN/GVS-5 Laser Range Finder .............. 5-10
5-8. Measurement by Firing ............................................................. 5-10
5-9. Measurement of Lateral Distance ............................................. 5-10
Section III. Application of Fire..............................................................................5-11
5-10. Fire Control............................................................................... 5-11
5-11. Fire Commands......................................................................... 5-12
5-12. Target Engagement ................................................................... 5-15
5-13. Defilade Position....................................................................... 5-29
Section IV. Degraded Conditions ..........................................................................5-38
5-14. Night Firing............................................................................... 5-38
* 5-15. Firing in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and
Nuclear Environment......................................................................... 5-39
5-16. Firing in Fog or Smoke............................................................. 5-39
Section V. Predetermined Fires ...........................................................................5-39
5-17. T&E Mechanism Method ......................................................... 5-39
5-18. Field-Expedient Method of Laying the MK 19 ........................ 5-39
CHAPTER 6. INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTORS
6-1. Presentation.................................................................................. 6-1
6-2. Mechanical Training ....................................................................6-1
6-3. Crew Drills...................................................................................6-2
6-4. Marksmanship..............................................................................6-3
APPENDIX A. TRAINING STRATEGY .................................................................... A-1
APPENDIX B. OPERATIONS CHECKLIST...............................................................B-1
APPENDIX C. STOPPAGES, MALFUNCTIONS, IMMEDIATE ACTIONS,
AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS..............................................................C-1
APPENDIX D. GUNNERY TESTS............................................................................. D-1
APPENDIX E. ANNUAL GUNNERY TRAINING PROGRAM................................E-1
APPENDIX F. FIRING TABLE ...................................................................................F-1
APPENDIX G. AIMING DEVICES............................................................................. G-1
APPENDIX H. CREW DRILLS................................................................................... H-1
APPENDIX I. GUNNERY EXERCISES .......................................................................I-1
*APPENDIX J. ADVANCED CREW GUNNERY .......................................................J-1
*GLOSSARY ………….....................................................................................Glossary-1
*REFERENCES ………................................................................................ References-1
*INDEX ………………........................................................................................... Index-1
 

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