Specialized Infantry Weapons

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Specialized Infantry Weapons

Post  Michael Garber on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:21 pm


M1911 Colt .45
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 7
Firing Mode: Safety/Semi-Automatic

The Colt M1911 was first introduced in 1911 as the standard service pistol of the United States Military. It served in the U.S. arsenal for quite some time and even today, is still requested by Marines and soldiers for use in the field.

Marksmen Rifles

Squad Advanced Marksmen-Rifle
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30
Firing Mode: Safety/Semi-Automatic

The Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R) is a semi-automatic rifle developed by and in service with the United States Marine Corps. It gives 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.

M14 Designated Marksmen Rifle
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 16
Firing Mode: Safety/Semi-Automatic

The DMR is issued with match-grade M118LR 175-grain Long Range ammunition. The "basic" DMR (i.e., without secondary sight, magazine, sling, basic issue items, cleaning gear, suppressor and bi-pod) weighs 11 pounds (5 kg) or less. The DMR design allows the sight mount, barrel, bolt, and other key assemblies to be repaired or replaced at the third echelon maintenance level. All DMRs are built at the USMC Precision Weapons Shop at Quantico, Virginia.

Caliber: 7.62x51 mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 5
Firing Mode: Safety/Bolt-Action

The M40A5 is a Marine Corps-designed ,bolt action, 7.62 mm Sniper Rifle. The M40A5 is capable of one minue of angle accuracy, and mounting rails allows for the attachments of day or night optics. It provides a precision sniper capability for use by Marine Corps snipers in the e xecutions of missions in support of offensive and defensive operations

Machine Guns

M249 Squad Automatic Weapon
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 100
Firing Mode: Safety/Full Automatic

The M249 is gas-operated and air-cooled. It has a quick-change barrel, allowing the gunner to rapidly replace an overheated or jammed barrel. A folding bipod is attached near the front of the gun, though a M192 LGM tripod is also available. It can be fed from both linked ammunition and STANAG magazines, like those used in the M16 and M4. This allows the SAW gunner to use rifleman's magazines as an emergency source of ammunition in the event that he runs out of linked rounds. However, this will often cause malfunctions because the magazine spring has difficulty feeding rounds quickly enough to match the SAW's high cyclic rate.

M240G Medium Machine Gun
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 100 (box magazine)
Firing Mode: Safety/Full Automatic

The M240 allows for commonality throughout the Marine Corps whether the weapon is used in an infantry, vehicular, or airborne role. The M240G is the ground version of the original M240 or M240E1, 7.62 mm medium class weapon designed as a coaxial/pintle mounted machine gun for Tanks and LAVs. The M240G can be modified for ground use by the installation of an "infantry modification kit", (a flash suppressor, front sight, carrying handle for the barrel, a buttstock, infantry length pistol grip, bipod, and rear sight assembly). The M240G lacks a front heat guard, and as such is a few pounds lighter than the M240B, weighing in at 25.6 lb. The M240G has three gas settings, allowing this weapon to fire between 650 and 950 rounds per minute at the cyclic rate.

M2 "Ma Duece" Heavy Machine Gun
Caliber: .50BMG
Magazine Capacity: 100 (box magazine)
Firing Mode: Full Automatic

The weapon fires the heavy .50BMG round, making it capable of creating GREAT destruction to the enemy. The weapon can be supported on a tripod base or mounted atop an armored vehicle for infantry support.


M4A1 Carbine Modular Weapon System
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Rounds Per Magazine: 30
Firing Modes: Safety/Semi-Automatic/Full Automatic

The M4A1 is the carbine variant of the M16 rifle. This weapon also features a standard rail system to easily mount attachments such as: scopes, grips, launchers, lights and lasers. The barrel of the weapon is shorter than that of that of the M16A4, as is the look of the grip, which allows the two to be easily distinguishable. One thing that distinguishes the 'A1' variant is the fully automatic capability of the weapon. The weapon is mainly used by Special Forces including but not limiting: Recon, Rangers, Delta, Seals, Army SF, Combat Controllers, MARSOC.

M1014 Shotgun
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Magazine Capacity: 8
Firing Mode: Safety/Semi-Automatic

M1014 Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun. The weapon is useful for door breaching and close quarters combat. The weapon features a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of scopes and sights.

M590A1 Shotgun
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Magazine Capacity: 5-8
Firing Mode: Safety/Pump Action

M590A1 Combat Shotgun is a pump-automatic shotgun. The weapon is useful for door breaching and close quarters combat. The weapon features a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of scopes and sights.

Mark 19 Grenade Launcher
Caliber: 40mm
Magazine Capacity: 20 (box magazine)
Firing Mode: Automatic

A mounted grenade launcher, the Mark 19 is capable of firing at an automatic rate of fire, spurring out 40mm grenades downrange or towards the enemy.

M67 Fragmentation Grenade
Weight: 14 ounces
Delay Fuse: 4 seconds
Kill Radius: 15 ft.

C4 Plastic Explosives
C4 Plastic explosives are a soft and hand moldable explosive material. C4 is very stable and insensitive to most physical shocks. Detonation can only be initiated by a combination of extreme heat and a shock wave, as when a detonator inserted into it is fired. C4 cannot be detonated by a gunshot or by dropping it onto a hard surface. It does not explode when lit on fire or exposed to microwave radiation.

M18A1 Claymore AP Mine
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Delay Fuse: Manual/Tripwire (banned by UN)
Kill Radius: 250 ft

AT-4 CS Rocket Launcher
Weight: 6.7 kg
Effective range: 300 m (point target)
Maximum range: 500 m (area target)
2100 m (maximum)

Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (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 assault weapon (eg bunker buster) and a secondary anti-armor rocket launcher. It was introduced to the U.S. armed forces in 1984. It has a maximum range of 500 meters against a tank-sized target.
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