POTD: Machine Guns & Grenade Launchers in Grafenwoehr, Germany

Eric B
by Eric B
POTD: Machine Guns & Grenade Launchers in Grafenwoehr, Germany

A machine gun going flat out is always welcome at TFB and our Photo Of The Day. Here we have U.S. soldiers with the Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducting a blank practice before a live fire exercise. The location is the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

U.S. Soldiers with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a blank iteration before a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)

A U.S. Soldier with Lightning Troop fires the Heckler & Koch M320 grenade launcher module.

A U.S. Soldier with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fires a M320 grenade launcher module during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)

Below: The M320 grenade launcher module attached to an M4 carbine. Do you prefer the M320 stand-alone or mounted on a carbine? Or neither?

A U.S. Soldier with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fires a M320 grenade launcher module attached to a M4 carbine during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)

Below: Engaging the targets. A lot of brass means a lot of fun, but also a lot of cleaning. Are these guys using both a tripod and a bipod?

U.S. Soldiers with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment engages training targets during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)
U.S. Soldiers with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment engages training targets during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)

Below: Calling in on the radio.

A U.S. Soldier with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment calls his team leaders over radio during a blank iteration before a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, October 20, 2022. 2nd Cavalry Regiment provides V Corps, America's forward-deployed corps in Europe, with combat-credible forces capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater to defend the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Parr)

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Photos and captions: U.S. Army, Spc. Ryan Parr

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Scott C Scott C on Oct 30, 2022

    My only comment is the perpetual teenager in my brain insists on calling this base giraffe whore Germany

  • T243 T243 on Oct 31, 2022

    hehe, quite some time ago I last visited the base. I bet there is still the "loophole" that some ways into the outer circle have design issues and can be passed without encountering sec checkpoints. Just to get into the US base itself forces you to use the security checks, but there are ways too to pass them easily (hehe, I remember how our Feldnachrichten team tried to spy on the US GIs just for fun. Nearly was a scandal and our entire brigade was kicked out :D ). I would love to be hired pen testing this facility. Heck, I bet with 20€ spend at the local army store and 7 days of chilling in the outer circle, going for the obstacle course, shooting lanes, parking lots and barracks for the guest military, I would have ordnance, ammo, rifle, US issued uniform and keys for some truck. Good im not too bored yet.

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