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M203

40mm Grenade Launcher

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If you turn the M203 windage screw one increment, how far does that move the strike of the round at 200 meters? 1 and 1/2 Meters
What is the maximum range of the M203? About 400 Meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M203 against a fire team sized area target? 350 Meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M203 against a vehicle or weapon point target? 150 Meters
What is the minimum arming range of the 40 mm round fired from the M203? 14 to 38 Meters
What is the rate of fire of the M203? 5 to 7 Rounds Per Minute
What Field Manual covers the M203? FM 3-22.31
What is the casualty radius of a M203 40 mm HE round? 5 Meters
What are the 4 fundamentals of M203 marksmanship? 1.Steady Position 2.Aiming 3.Breathing 4.Trigger Control
The M203 uses several fixed type, low velocity 40 mm rounds. Name some of the common types of rounds used. M433 High Explosive Dual Purpose; M406 High Explosive; M83A1(white,) M661(Green), M662(Red)–Star Parachute; M585 White Star Cluster; M713(Red Smoke), M715(Green Smoke), M716(Yellow Smoke)–Ground Marker; M781 Practice; M651 Tactical CS; Buckshot
What are the two common malfunctions of the M203? Failure to cock, Failure to lock
What are the five common stoppages of the M203? Failure to fire; Failure to extract; Failure to eject; Failure to chamber; Safety Fails to stay in position
What are the two types of sights on the M203? Leaf, Quadrant
Describe the M203. The M203 grenade launcher is a lightweight, single-shot, breech-loaded, pump action(sliding barrel), shoulder-fired weapon that is attached to an M16 rifle series, or the M4 carbine series with the M203A1, and M4 carbine series with the rail system.
At what range do you zero the M203? 200 Meters
How long should you wait before opening the breach to unload the weapon if you happen to have a misfire with the M203? 30 Seconds
How must you maintain the M203 Grenade Launcher in varying climates?
Created by: r.burns