M79 lanzagranadas

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Dos niños survietnamitas abrazados a su madre observan a un paracaidista estadounidense con un lanzagranadas M79, mientras buscan refugio de los francotiradores del Viet Cong, en la zona de Bao Trai a 32 km al oeste de Saigón

Dos niños survietnamitas abrazados a su madre observan a un paracaidista estadounidense con un lanzagranadas M79, mientras buscan refugio de los francotiradores del Viet Cong, en la zona de Bao Trai a 32 km al oeste de Saigón

Granadero Ranger, armado con lanzagranadas M79 de 40 mm, ARVN, 1966. South Vietnam Army, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Granadero Ranger, armado con lanzagranadas M79 de 40 mm, ARVN, 1966. South Vietnam Army, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Dos niños vietnamitas observan a un paracaidista estadounidense armado con un lanzagranadas (1966). (Horst Faas/AP)

Dos niños vietnamitas observan a un paracaidista estadounidense armado con un lanzagranadas (1966). (Horst Faas/AP)

M79 "thumper"

M79 "thumper"

The M79 grenade launcher also know as "the Thumper," is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break open grenade launcher which fires a 40 x46 mm grenade and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive firing sound, it earned the nicknames of "Thumper", "Thump-Gun" or "Blooper" among American soldiers; Australian units referred to it as the "Wombat Gun".

The M79 grenade launcher also know as "the Thumper," is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break open grenade launcher which fires a 40 x46 mm grenade and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive firing sound, it earned the nicknames of "Thumper", "Thump-Gun" or "Blooper" among American soldiers; Australian units referred to it as the "Wombat Gun".

A further development of rocket propelled grenade launchers. Description from s6.invisionfree.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

A further development of rocket propelled grenade launchers. Description from s6.invisionfree.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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