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MK47 with LVSII Sight
MK47 Striker 40mm AGL w/LVSII Sight Basic Set
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by: Pete Becerra [ EPI ]

Introduction

The MK47 is an advanced 40mm grenade launcher in use with US Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Rangers. The MK47 features an integrated computer assisted fire control systems and programmable ammunition.

MK47 Specifications:
At 39.6 lbs., the MK47 is significantly lighter than the 77 lb. MK19.
The MK 47 fires a range of 40mm grenades:
PPHE (Programmable Pre-fragmented High Explosive) with air burst capability
M430 HEDP (High Explosive Dual Purpose)
M383 HE (High Explosive)
M918 TP (Target Practice)
M385 TP (Target Practice)
Weight: 39.6 lbs. (weapon only), 90 lbs. (weapon tripod fire control)
Length: 37 inches
Barrel Length: 24.02 inches
Rate of Fire: 250-300 rpm cyclic / 60 rpm effective
Caliber: 40mmx53mm
Magazine: belt

This version is equipped with a Light Weight Video Sight II (LVSII) Fire Control System with the following key sub-systems:
Color Video Display: Full color, high resolution, LCD display with graphic user interface overlays
Ballistics Processor: High performance computer processor module which calculates the corrected aim point
Day Optics: Full color, high resolution CMOS day camera
Night Optics: Latest generation 17mm, 640 x 512, 30 Hz thermal imager
Laser Range Finder: Accuracy to 2,590 meters, ANSI Z136.1 Class 1M
Power: Single BB-2590 or BA-5590 internal or external 28 VDC

The Model

Once again, Legend Productions has come out with an outstanding product in their 3D line. Four different kits of the MK 47 are available, two being on tri-pods and the same two being vehicle mounted. This is one of the vehicle mounted kits. Unlike kit #LF3D037 having the smaller version of the 40mm grenade ammo can, this kit has the larger version of the ammo can.

The kit consists of 30 parts, all molded in gray resin. Extras are given for parts 9, 10, and 30 because they are so small. All the parts are easily removed from the pour blocks without damage to the part, unless you just have big fingers. Cleanup of the parts is a breeze with a sharp brand-new X-Acto blade. Two lengths of different diameter brass wire are provided for the cables. I went with lead wire instead since it is more flexible than brass wire.

The build was done in three sub-assemblies, the gun, gun cradle and sights, and the ammo box in rack. The cables where attached after all three sub-assemblies where put together.
SUMMARY
Highs: Like the addition of cable connectors with wire.
Lows: Very small cable connectors that can easily be lost. Weapon is limited to US Special Forces and Rangers.
Verdict: Great addition to your US weapons arsenal. 3D printing technology provides crisp detail with very limited flaws.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: LF3D038
  PUBLISHED: Dec 30, 2018
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.23%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.83%

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About Pete Becerra (Epi)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

I am 47 years of age. I have been modeling since I was around 8 years old. As you can see from my signature, I am retired from the US Army and Texas Army National Guard. I served 6 years in active duty from 1989 to 1995 and in 1998 I joined the Texas Army National Guard and been serving up unt...

Copyright 2019 text by Pete Becerra [ EPI ]. All rights reserved.



Comments

Excellent review of an extremely interesting weapons system. Too bad it's not appropriate for most vehicles.
JAN 02, 2019 - 03:51 AM
   

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