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Encyclopedia > List of weapons of the U.S. Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps

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This is a list of weapons used by the United States Marine Corps: Image File history File links USMC_logo. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reporting to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... This article is about a military rank and position. ... The United States Marine Corps is administered by the Department of the Navy, which is lead by the Secretary of the Navy(SECNAV). ... Presumably a USA force ? // Lineage Activated November 8th, 1969 at Okinawa, Japan as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Redesignated August 18th, 1970 as the I Marine Amphibious Force Relocated in April 1971 to Camp Pendleton, California Redesignated February 5th, 1988 as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Recent Service Persian Gulf... The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), one of three MEFs in the Marine Corps, is a combined arms force consisting of ground, air, and logistics forces possessing the capability of projecting offensive combat power ashore while sustaining itself in combat without external assistance for a period of 60... The United States 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force was originally activated in 1942, and took part in the struggle against the Japanese Empire during World War II. It took part in some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, including invading the Japanese islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. ... The Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) (also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)), a part of the United States Marine Corps, is the largest command in the Marine Corps. ... United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component command to the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that contains the Marine Corps contribution to SOCOM. Its core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counterterrorism, information operations, and unconventional warfare[1]. Its creation was... Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), located in Washington, D.C., includes the offices of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and various agencies and staff functions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Enlisted Marines with paygrades of E-4 and E-5 are considered Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) while those at E-6 and higher are considered Staff Noncommissioned Officers (SNCOs). ... The following is a list of people who served in the United States Marine Corps and have gained fame through subsequent endeavors, infamy, or successes: Joseph M. Acaba — first Puerto Rican astronaut Don Adams — actor Mike Anderson — NFL football player Walter Anderson (editor) — author; PARADE Magazine  editor; Parade Publications CEO... The Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services. ... The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. ... This is a list of U.S. Marine Corps bases and installations, organized by U.S. state within the territory of the U.S. and by country if overseas. ... This is a list of current United States Marine Corps battalions, sorted by major subordinate commands: // 1st Marine Division 2nd Marine Division Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division 3rd Marine Division Headquarters Battalion 3rd Marine Division 1st Battalion 12th Marines 3rd Battalion 12th Marines 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Combat Assault Battalion 4th... Roundel used by the Marine Corps during World War I. While other nations have Marines who are aviators only the United States Marine Corps has its own dedicated aviation arm. ... List of United States Marine Corps aviation support squadrons: // 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Aviation logistics squadrons 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Aviation logistics squadrons 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Aviation logistics squadrons List of United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons List of United States Marine Corps battalions Categories: | ... The following is a list of Marine Expeditionary Units of the United States Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Corps was originally organized as the Continental Marines in 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide shipboard security and assist in landing forces. ... The Marines hymn is the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. ... The Presidents Own United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, Marine Chamber Ensembles The Presidents Own United States Marine Band was established by an Act of Congress on July 11, 1798, and is America’s oldest professional musical organization. ... Official force name Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 Other names Marine One Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command Headquarters Marine Corps Description Direct helicopter support of the White House. ... USMC Flag The flag of the United States Marine Corps is scarlet with the Corps badge in gray and yellow. ... Badges of the United States Marine Corps are military decorations which are issued by the United States Department of the Navy to service members of the U.S. Marines to denote a variety of qualifications and accomplishments. ...

Contents

Bladed weapons

Bayonets

The US Marine Corps OKC-3S bayonet A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife- or dagger-shaped weapon designed to fit on or over the muzzle of a rifle or similar weapon. ... M9 bayonet and scabbard The M9 Bayonet is a multi-purpose knife and bayonet officially adopted in 1984 by the U.S.. It is issued with a special sheath designed to double as a wire cutter, developed by Qual-A-Tec (later development and production by Phrobis III) from the... The OKC-3S bayonet The OKC-3S is a bayonet developed by the US Marine Corps to replace the M7 bayonet as its service bayonet for the M16 rifle. ...

Fighting Knives

Combat knives are mainly used in close combat. ... USMC KA-BAR knife, standard model The KA-BAR is a 7-inch fighting and utility knife first used by the US Marines in World War II, and carried into battle by generations of Marines since that conflict. ... The Strider MARSOC SMF is a framelock folding knife that was specifically developed for the USMCs first SOCOM Unit: Detachment 1. ... The Gerber Mark II was a fighting knife made by Gerber Legendary Blades from 1966 to 2000, plus a limited run of 1500 in 2002. ...

Swords

It has been suggested that War-sword be merged into this article or section. ... // The sword adopted in 1859 and subsequently carried by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) of the United States Marine Corps is patterned after the U.S. Army’s foot officers’ sword of 1850, with minor differences. ... A Mameluke Sword is a cross hilted, curved scimitar-like sword. ...

Small arms

Pistols

A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... The M9 pistol The M9 pistol is a pistol of the U.S. military adopted in the 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver, later known as the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and (for those produced during WWII) the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a . ... The S&W Model 19 is a revolver produced by Smith & Wesson with a 2. ...

Submachine guns

  • Heckler & Koch MP5
  • CAR15 SMG (Marine Recon only)

The MP5, a famous submachine gun, sees widespread use amongst those that can afford it. ... The Heckler & Koch MP5 is a family of closed bolt submachine guns developed by German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch (HK) in the 1960s. ... Caliber: 5. ...

Rifles

It has been suggested that Break action be merged into this article or section. ... M16 (more formally United States Rifle, Caliber 5. ... The M4 Carbine is a family of firearms tracing its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15 made by ArmaLite. ... The M4 Carbine is a family of firearms tracing its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15 made by ArmaLite. ... A Squad Advanced Marksman of the 22nd MEU in Afghanistan The Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R) gives U.S. Marines the capability to provide precision fire in support of the rifle squad, providing precision fire in support of an assault, and aid in observation and adjusting of supporting arms. ... The United States Marine Corps Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR, NSN 1005-01-458-6235) is a semi-automatic gas-operated rifle chambered for the 7. ... This article is about the M40 rifle. ... It has been suggested that L82A1 be merged into this article or section. ... For State Route 25 or State Road 25, see list of highways numbered 25. ...

Shotguns

A pump-action and two semi-automatic action Remington 1100 shotguns, 20 boxes of shotgun shells, a clay trap, and three boxes of clay pigeons. ... Remington 870 Marine Magnum The Remington Model 870 is a U.S.-made pump-action shotgun. ... The Mossberg 500 is a shotgun manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. ... The Masterkey is a door breaching system manufactured by Knights Armament Company. ... a. ...

Machine guns

A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... This article is about the . ... M240B pictured Caliber: 7. ... The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (M249 SAW) is the United States military designation for a sub-family of the FN Minimi squad automatic weapon (from Mini-mitrailleuse French: mini-machine gun. Both are 5. ... The M60 (formally the United States Machine Gun, Caliber 7. ...

Grenade launchers

A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. ... M203 generally refers to the United States Army designation for a single shot 40 mm grenade launcher that attaches to the M16 assault rifle or the M4 Carbine. ... ... The M79 grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break open grenade launcher which fires a 40 x46 mm grenade and first appeared during the Vietnam War. ... Also known as Milkor MK1 Revolver Multiple Grenade launcher (MGL) it is capable of holding six 40 mm grenades. ...

Less-than-lethal

Non-lethal force is force which is not inherently likely to kill or cause great bodily injury to a living target. ... Two US soldiers take cover during M67 grenade training during Exercise Eagle Foal in 2004 The United States Army has created dozens of different types of hand grenades since the Second World War. ...

Mortars

US soldier loading a M224 60-mm mortar. ... The M224 60 mm Lightweight Mortar is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for close-in support of ground troops. ... Bore diameter: 81 mm Length: 50 in (1. ...

Artillery

Artillery with Gabion fortification Cannons on display at Fort Point Continental Artillery crew from the American Revolution Firing of an 18-pound gun, Louis-Philippe Crepin, (1772 – 1851) A forge-welded Iron Cannon in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. ... The M198 Howitzer during the Persian Gulf War The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece. ... USMC gunners test a new M777 howitzer The M777 howitzer is a towed artillery piece that is replacing the M198 howitzer in the US Marine Corps and US Army service by 2010. ... HIMARS carry a six-pack of rockets or one ATACMS missile on the US Armys new FMTV five-ton truck, and can launch the entire MLRS family of munitions. ...

Missile Launchers

  • AT4
  • Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW)
  • FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank missile
  • Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided (TOW) Missile Weapon System
  • Stinger Weapons System
  • Predator Short-Range Assault Weapon
  • M72 LAW

Shoulder-launched weapons avoid the problem of recoil by directing all exhaust out the rear of the launch tube A shoulder-launched missile weapon is a weapon that fires a projectile at a target, yet is small enough to be carried by one person, and fired while held on one... AT4 Type anti-tank Nationality Sweden Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder Saab Bofors Dynamics Date of design Production period Service duration Operators Sweden, France, USA Variants Pansarskott M/86, M136 AT4 Number built Specifications Type Diameter 84 mm Wing span Length 1016... SMAW The Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a shoulder-launched rocket weapon, based on the Israeli B-300, with the primary function of being a portable anti-armor rocket launcher. ... A soldier practices with the Javelin on a firing range. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ... Type MANPADS Nationality United States Era Cold War/modern Launch platform Man portable Target aircraft History Builder Raytheon Missile Systems Date of design 1967 Production period Service duration 1981-present Operators Britain, Germany, Israel, Iran, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Switzerland, United States Variants Number built Approx. ... The Predator SRAW is a small solid-fueled rocket powered missile, which is manually aimed and fired from an expendable shoulder launcher. ... The M72 LAW in extended position ready to be fired. ...

Vehicle-Mounted

This article is about the . ... ...

Aircraft-Mounted

Guns

A gun is a common name given to a device that fires high-velocity projectiles. ... The General Electric GAU-12/U Equalizer is a 25 mm, five-barrel Gatling gun used by the United States and several other NATO nations. ... The GAU-16/A is the improved version of the GAU-15 both of which are aircaft carried derivatives of the venerable M2 fifty calibre machine gun. ... GAU-17 is the name of a 7. ... GAU-17 is the name of a 7. ... Unmounted M61 Vulcan The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire. ... The M197 electric cannon is a three-barreled electric Gatling gun developed primarily for use by US Army helicopter gunships. ... This article is about the . ... M240B pictured Caliber: 7. ...

Bombs

This article is about explosive devices. ... A GBU-99, foreground, along with an AGM-12B and an AGM-12C. The CBU-99 and CBU-100 are nearly identical. ... American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 84 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance. ... American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 82 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance. ... American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 83 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance. ... The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb (dumb bomb), part of the U.S. Mark 80 series. ... The Mark 83 is part of the Mark 80 series of low-drag general-purpose bombs in United States service. ...

Missiles

  • AGM-45 Shrike Missile
  • AGM-65 Maverick Missile
  • AGM-84 Harpoon Missile
  • AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM)
  • AGM-114 Hellfire (Helicopter launched fire-and-forget)
  • AGM-122 Sidearm (anti-radar) Missile
  • AIM-7 Sparrow
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder (anti-air) Missile
  • AIM-120 AMRAAM

Exocet missile in flight A missile (see also pronunciation differences) is a projectile propelled as a weapon at a target. ... AGM-45 Shrike is an anti-radiation missile designed to home in on hostile antiaircraft radars. ... The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support. ... The AGM-84 Harpoon is a US all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. ... The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems. ... Type Air-To-Ground Missile Nationality United States Era Cold War Launch platform Helicopter, Unmanned aerial vehicle Target armored vehicles History Builder Lockheed Martin Date of design   Production period   Service duration   Operators See main text Variants See main text Number built   Specifications Type   Diameter 17. ... Sidewinder Missile The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft. ... A RIM-7 Sea Sparrow being launched from the USS Essex (LHD-2). ... Sidewinder Missile The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. ... The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced am-ram), commonly known to air crews as the Slammer, is a modern Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) capable of all weather day and night performance. ...

Rockets

A Soyuz rocket, at Baikanur launch pad. ... Hydra 70 missiles on a helicopter platform The Hydra 70 rocket is a weapon derived from the 2. ... Hydra 70 missiles on a helicopter platform The Hydra 70 rocket is a weapon derived from the 2. ...

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