M79 grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher that fires a 40x46mm grenade which uses what the US Army calls the High-Low Propulsion System to keep recoil forces low, and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive report, it has earned the nicknames of "Thumper", "Thump-Gun", "Bloop Tube", and "Blooper" among American soldiers;[1] Australian units referred to it as the "Wombat Gun".[2] The M79 can fire a wide variety of 40 mm…

M79 grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher that fires a 40x46mm grenade which uses what the US Army calls the High-Low Propulsion System to keep recoil forces low, and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive report, it has earned the nicknames of "Thumper", "Thump-Gun", "Bloop Tube", and "Blooper" among American soldiers;[1] Australian units referred to it as the "Wombat Gun".[2] The M79 can fire a wide variety of 40 mm…

Vest full of ammunition for the M79 Grenade Launcher.  This is the type of vest I had in Vietnam for my launcher; RB

Vest full of ammunition for the M79 Grenade Launcher. This is the type of vest I had in Vietnam for my launcher; RB

Two Marines wearing the green dominant ERDL uniform and M1955 flak vests display their weapons. One holds an M14 with the buttstock removed while the other Marine holds up an M79 grenade launcher. Several 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition cans are visible on the ground near them.

Two Marines wearing the green dominant ERDL uniform and M1955 flak vests display their weapons. One holds an M14 with the buttstock removed while the other Marine holds up an M79 grenade launcher. Several 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition cans are visible on the ground near them.

BrickArms 2.5 Scale Weapon M79 Grenade Launcher Brown by BrickArms, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BTXJV4/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_xkAdrb0C4F2YV

BrickArms 2.5 Scale Weapon M79 Grenade Launcher Brown by BrickArms, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BTXJV4/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_xkAdrb0C4F2YV

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