Also known as the Blooper or Thumper.
First used during the Vietnam war
by infantry soldier
s were not available and the target was out of the throwing range of a hand grenade
. The M-79 was essentially a large break open single fire shotgun
The two most popular ammo
round with a lethal radius on detonation of about 5 meters and an anti-personnel flechette
round. A very simple, deadly and reliable weapon
- System of operation: Single shot, break barrel.
- Caliber: 40mm
- Length: 737mm
- Weight: (loaded) 3Kg
- Length of barrel: 355mm
- Max range: 400 meters
- Muzzle Velocity: 75 meters per second.