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Top 10 Most Powerful Military Weapons In The Modern Age

MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launcher  # 8

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Most powerful military weapons, MK-19 automatic grenade launcher - photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Most powerful military weapons, MK-19 automatic grenade launcher – photo courtesy of Wikipedia

There isn’t really much of a hidden secret as to why this weapon made the list. The MK-19 can effectively shoot grenades more than 2,000 meters away. Grenades are scary enough, but not being able to see one coming from a mile away is far more scary. The weapon is heavy and not incredibly easy to operate, however, it’s still unquestionably powerful.

The Mark 19 (Mk 19) sees a lot of action mounted onto the top of vehicles in the Army and Marines, where it can be used to attack targets hiding in cover. The explosive power of the 40mm grenades can blast apart walls and soldiers alike. The weapon makes a distinct thud sound, and the projectiles tend to move at visible speeds to the human eye. This ability to track the trajectory allows operators to easily put rounds on target after just a few shots.

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  • joão cezar

    Yeah, the MK19 40MM grenade launcher machine gun goes way back to the 1960’s, when the US Navy’s River Patrol Boats, the BSUs, used them to great effect against the North Vietnamese. Still in use, and almost as widely adored as the venerable Ma Deuce. Man, I loved the 19…

  • stevenskane

    Who writes this crap? “Hidden secret?” Grenades are “scary?” Give me a break. There are 12 year olds who write better and this guy gets paid for it?