States of America
x 46mm SR
of the best weapon systems ever designed for the US military. The first
versions of this weapon were produced and tested in the Vietnam conflict.
It has proven very popular. It is now standard issue in every infantry
squad in the US Army and Marine Corp. It attaches under the barrel of
the M16 or CAR15 weapon. For the M16 rifle there is a different front
handguard to fit the M203. Benny Ray has been unable to acquire one of
these yet so the M203 that he mounts on the M16A1 uses the top hand guard
to protect the shooter from the hot barrel. It's the best he can do until
he finds the correct hand guard. He doesn't have this problem with the
CAR-15 since its' handguards are shorter and fit under the M203 better.
The 40mm cartridge uses a unique high-low pressure system to launch a
1 lb. explosive charge up to 400 meters away without breaking the shoulder
of the firer. The round goes downrange so slow that you can follow its
trajectory. There are almost an infinite number of ammunition types available
for this weapon. Numerous colored smoke rounds (for marking not screening),
numerous colored star parachute rounds and numerous colored star cluster
rounds are available for signal, illumination and marking purposes. For
offensive use there are a number of High Explosive (HE) rounds including
an airburst round (which actually bounces off the ground and then explodes).
There is also a particular useful High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) round
that has some anti-armor capability. The HEDP round can penetrate 5 cm
of armor and kill armored cars. It is also just as useful as the basic
HE rounds against troops. Generally, the casualty radius for the HE and
HEDP rounds is about 5 meters. There are also two types of shotgun rounds
for the M203. These are more useful in close quarters or jungle environments
when you don't want to worry about bouncing a 40mm HE round off a tree
and back into your lap.
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