Fire Support In Vietnam


Most of the video is just run of the mill artillery stuff, and thus not terribly interesting, but check out the three-shot grenade launcher at 6:10. What the heck is that thing?

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8 responses to “Fire Support In Vietnam

  1. Hardoffel

    Couldn’t watch the video, but if its a pump-action launcher, that’ll be the EX-41 40mm, a.k.a. the China Lake. http://world.guns.ru/grenade/usa/ex-41-e.html

    • That’s not it, but 1. That’s pretty interesting, and 2. This looks to be about the same vintage. Looks quite a bit like a conventional M79 but with a fixed barrel, and a three round clip that inserts into the side of the weapon. Fire, push the next round in, fire, push the next round in…

  2. ultimaratioregis

    Love the M101A1s, the M114 (silver tube) pigs, and the M110A1s. And of course, the M-14s.

    Interesting take on convoy ops. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Great vid!