Skip to comments.Deputy finds two smoke-grenade launchers near Milford Lake
Posted on 01/13/2005 3:46:58 PM PST by Boundless
MILFORD, Kan. - Geary County Sheriff Jim Jensen is
again concerned after a deputy discovered a pair of
smoke-grenade launchers in the same area near Milford
Lake where five military machine guns turned up two
"These weapons may appear unserviceable, but if a
proper gunsmith gets a hold of them or if somebody
else wants to they could probably put them back to
working condition," Jensen said.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansas.com ...
Has the Army checked their inventory?
What's a smoke grenade launcher? An M-203? or what exactly?
Yeah, that's a new one on me, but I'm just an Army brat, not former military. Still, all I remember are the cylindrical smoke grenades (hand thrown), and 40mm smoke rounds that you'd fire with an M-79 or an M-203. "Smoke launcher"?
Look behind the loader's machinegun on the right and you'll see 6 short tubes on the turret. Those are smoke grenade launchers and there's another set on the other side of the turret. The idea is to launch them in a pattern around the tank for a quick means of concealment; works especialy well for wire guided missiles where the gunner has to keep the aiming reticle on the tank and guide the missile in.
ping to the post above
I used to buy military smoke grenades in surplus stores. Bet those days are gone.
Ah, thanks. Knew about those, they've been around at least since WWII. You can see them on the forward edge of this PzkwV here:
Not something I ever thought of as being removable and usable off the vehicle. Those M-2s are another thing altogether, in that regard.
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