This manual supersedes tm 93020012tm 30121, 18 june 1969, including all changes. The grenade launcher attachment development glad program is an evolution of a program which began several years ago to obtain a suitable 40mm grenade launcher attachment for use on the x1l68l rifle now the ml6a. Grenade launcher, m7a3 and grenade launcher sight, ml5 refer to fm 2330. Attached to one claw is a metal tab, which is inserted through an arming clip. Army da administrative publications and forms by the army publishing directorate apd. May 03, 2019 the standardized rifle grenade deployed by american forces in the earlytomiddle years of the war became the m17and this weapon was nothing more than a special adapter making up the rifle grenade s body fitted to the common mk 2 pineapple antipersonnel fragmentation grenade. The above photo shows a set of 3 claws, attached to a stabilizer tube and fins, into which a mark ii fragmentation grenade is inserted. One m1903 rifle is furnished to each rifle squad for use in firing the antitank rifle grenade. Nov 01, 2016 this feature is not available right now. The m17 rifle grenade was the standard rifle grenade series used by american troops during world war 2.
A greater variety are available, including riotcontrol grenades which have seen much use in places such as the west bank, gaza strip, and golan heights. This manual provides information and guidance for operating, using, and training with. Converting mark ii hand grenade into rifle grenade fm 2330 pdf. However, most of our soldiers hated them and this is why. This manual supersedes tm 43000129, 31 october 1977, including all changes. It uses the same rounds as the older standalone m79 breakaction grenade launcher, which utilizes the highlow propulsion system to keep recoil forces low. It is a guide for commanders, leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectivesintent of the united states army rifle marksmanship program and fm 25100. Keep bayonet in scabbard except when removed for training, inspections, cleaning, repair, or for use in.
The m31 heat is a finstabilized antitank rifle grenade designed in the late 1950s to replace the belgian energa rifle grenade which was adopted by the us army and us marines as an emergency stopgap measure during the korean war. Section i introduction to hand grenade training 31. Replace fm 387, fm 2140 and tm 3220 with fm 33, fm 34, fm 35, and fm 3100. A collection of manuals and instructions related to firearms, handheld weapons, and other related products. Includes scanned manuals, flyers, walkthroughs, and advertising. The grenades are mounted by slipping the hollow tail onto a tubular spigot clamped to the muzzle of a rifle.
A rifle grenade is a grenade that uses a rifle based launcher to permit a longer effective range than would be possible if the grenade were thrown by hand the practice of projecting grenades with rifle mounted launchers was first widely used during world war i and world war ii and continues to the present, with the term rifle grenade now encompassing many different types of payloads. Rifle company, infantry regiment 6th corps combat engineers. Intended users include leaders and designated grenadiers, who will use this information to successfully integrate the m203 into their combat operations. Historically, hand grenade training has received less emphasis than markmanship and bayonet training. Squad weapons b2e2657 student handout training command. On the other hand, the french army uses the apav40 rifle grenade, which packs more punch and is capable of penetrating 100millimeters of armor. Here is a selection of rifle grenades used by the u. The rifle should be thoroughly cleaned wiith sd, dry. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand. Thorough training in its use gives the infantryman confidence. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand grenades, suggests methods and techniques for the tactical employment of hand grenades, and provides a guide for commanders conducting hand grenade training. The united kingdom adopted the collared hales rifle grenade, and the united states developed the grooved babbit.
They also had a carrier gizmo which would allow an ordinary hand grenade to be fired off as a rifle grenade. Marksmanship training is to teach the grenadier how to fire the grenade launcher and to prepare him mentally and physically to employ it in combat. In 1964, three types of prototype grenade launcher. Fm 2330 hand and rifle grenades, rocket, at, he, 2. A rifle grenade is a grenade that uses a riflebased launcher to permit a longer effective range than would be possible if the grenade were thrown by hand the practice of projecting grenades with riflemounted launchers was first widely used during world war i and world war ii and continues to the present, with the term rifle grenade now encompassing many different types of payloads. The primary audiences for this manual are the infantry rifle platoon.
Fm 2330 introduction the rifle, bayonet, and hand grenade are the soldiers most lethal basic weapons. If you shoot them from a normal shooting stance you would dislocate your shoulder. The grenadelauncher attachment development glad program is an evolution of a program which began several years ago to obtain a suitable 40mm grenadelauncher attachment for use on the x1l68l rifle now the ml6a. My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. Rifle grenades the rifle grenade was an ingenous solution to provide more range to the traditional hand grenade now launched from the barrel of s service rifle. The french army has a passion for rifle grenades war is boring. M100 grenade rifle entry munition grem the m100 grenade rifle entry munition grem is a riflelaunched entry munition mounted on a m16a2 or m4 that is designed to breach doors. Chapter marksmanship training m 40mm grenade launchers. The rifle grenade n20 mk i, dated june 1917, is a simplification of the rifle grenade n3, making it more economic and simple to manufacture, without sacrifying anything on the safety side. Tm43000129 army ammunition data sheets for grenades.
M11, practice, early wwii this is the practice version of the m9 antitank. Antitank rifle grenades a british innovation emerged in world war ii. This rifle can also be used for firing at ground and air targets with caliber. The 22mm rifle grenade is inserted over the firing mechanism on the front of rifles that are equipped with the appropriate spigottype launcher, either in the form of an integral flash suppressor or a detachable adapter. This offering is for one of our inert us military m31 practice rifle grenades. Why dont modern militaries use rifle grenades anymore. The type 2 rifle grenade launcher was an attachment for the japanese type 38 and type 99. The rifle, bayonet, and hand grenade are the soldiers most. Might be able t for sale by bill cole on gunsamerica 912548907. Clear their weapons iaw this manual and tm 9100531910. Grenades and pyrotechnics the grenade lever is inserted through the arming clip which is floating, held only by a bent pin, keeping the grenade safetied even after the safety pin is removed.
A 22mm grenade can range from powerful antitank rounds to simple. A rifle grenade is a grenade that uses a rifle based launcher to permit a longer effective range than would be possible if the grenade was thrown by hand the practice of projecting grenades with rifle mounted launchers was first widely used during world war i and continues to the present, with the term rifle grenade now encompassing many different types of payloads including high explosive. Like the ones pictured, all are in surplus used condition and date from the early 1960s. Several categories of rifle grenades were available. Fm 710, infantry field manual, rifle company, infantry regiment, is published for the information and.
M31 inert practice rifle grenade new in case for sale. The m31 warhead was adapted into the superseding m72 law singleshot. Introduction to basic rifle marksmanship and mechanical training. Hand grenade gripping procedures gripping procedures for both right an left handed soldiers per fm 323. The hand grenade must receive greater emphasis in training programs and field training exercises. M16series weapons can be found in technical manual tm 9100531910.
The grenade launcher m203 was designed to be used with the m16a1 rifle, can be fieldstripped in a hurry without special tools, and fires a 40mm grenade. Russia, and other sources who have declined to be named for reasons of confidentiality or security. During the kosovo war i shot dozens of rifle grenades. The french army has a passion for rifle grenades war is. The french army has a passion for rifle grenades france has kept shoulderbusting muzzle launchers alive. A special blank launching cartridge is used to propel the grenade. This manual provides information and guidance for operating, using, and training with hand grenades. The m249 machine gun is organic to the infantry platoon and provides rifle squads with a light. Department of the navy headquarters united states marine corps washington, dc 20380 1775 24 july 1997 change 1 to mcwp 31 1. This grenade may be used to screen small unit operations. M100 grenade rifle entry munition grem the m100 grenade rifle entry munition grem is a rifle launched entry munition mounted on a m16a2 or m4 that is designed to breach doors.
This manual supersedes fm 2330, 15 june 1942, including c 1. An understanding of fm 710, the infantry rifle company, and fm 720, the infantry battalion, is essential. Tm 43000129 c1 change headquarters department of the army no. The m203 is a singleshot 40 mm underbarrel grenade launcher designed to attach to a rifle. Full text of fm 2330 hand and rifle grenades, rocket, at, he, 2. Cleaning, lubrication and preventive maintenance of hand grenades hand grenades must be. The latest technologies high quality electronic pubs and forms view u.
Bayonetknife, ms and msa 1 bayonetknife scabbard, m0a 1. The launcher, essentially an extension of the rifle, had six graduations for different ranges for use in highangle fire, as with signal and illumination rounds, and also a grenade retainer spring. These are the israeli rifle grenades upon which the us grenades were based. Full text of fm 2330 hand and rifle grenades, rocket, at. A member of the home guard demonstrates a rifle equipped to fire an antitank grenade, dorking, 3 august 1942. Hand grenade inspection procedures inspection procedures for newly issued grenades, unpacked grenades and grenades stored on ammunition pouches. The m809 fires a 90mm rubber head that also squirts irritant liquid. M7a3 and grenade launcher sight, ml5 refer to fm 2330. M100 grenade rifle entry munition soldier weapons grem. The link that tberry provides indicates that it was a modification of that gizmo that allows the mortar round to be used. As with most rifle grenades, it is propelled by a blank cartridge inserted into the chamber of the rifle. Tbsm161001 given a service rifleinfantry automatic. Tbsm2031003 given a service rifle with a mounted m203 grenade launcher that fails to fire and ammunition, while wearing a fighting load, perform misfire procedures for an m203 grenade launcher to return the weapon to action.1322 911 417 230 1117 1115 3 53 1082 544 394 998 1459 1457 1200 1224 1513 629 671 690 1197 186 1278 1426 66 1122 397 1462 1211 1320 480