Photo Of The Day and time for some M32 Grenade Launcher action. I think you’ll agree that the M32 is a rather special firearm with its large cylinder.
Below we look at a soldier in the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, as he shoots an M32 Grenade Launcher during range training conducted in East Africa. This happened in 2018.
Below: A U.S. Marine rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1, estimates the range of a notional target through the sight of an M32 multi-shot grenade launcher during a basic skills course at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, April 9, 2018.
Below: A U.S. Marine fires rounds from an M32 grenade launcher during Fire Team Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 20, 2017.
A Japanese security guard shoots the M32 Grenade launcher during a Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 17, 2017.
The United States Marine Corps PFC Charles Woodward, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Lima Company, carries an M32 multi-shot grenade launcher during an urban training exercise in Marine Corps air ground combat center 29 Palms, Ca. October 30 2016. Marines of 3/5 are currently field testing equipment and technology from Marine Corps warfighting lab during their individual training exercise. (United States Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Samuel Brusseau.)
Below: U.S. Marine Daniel Del Rio aims in with his M32 semi-automatic grenade launcher while practicing squad tactics and maneuver rehearsals aboard the USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of San Diego March 20, 2015.
So how is it to shoot? Watch this video.
All pictures by U.S. Air Force, photo by SSgt Corban D. Lundborg.