Bayonet
 

Bayonet
Photo by army.mil
May 14, 2007


Mission Defeat the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. Also used as a general field and utility knife. Entered Army Service M6 (1957), M7 (1964), M9 (1987) Description and Specifications The M6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M14 series rifle and as a hand weapon. The M7 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, the M4 carbine and as a hand weapon. The M9 multipurpose bayonet system is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, on the M4 series carbine, as a hand weapon, as a general field and utility knife as well as a wire cutter together with its scabbard, and as a saw. M6 M7 M9 Blade length: 6.75 in 6.5 in 7 in Total length: 11.5 in 11.75 in 12 in Manufacturer Multiple over the years