List of crew-served weapons of the U.S. Armed Forces

This list contains weapons that are classified as crew-served, as the term is used in the United States military.

While the general understanding is that crew-served weapons require more than one person to operate them, there are important exceptions in the case of both squad automatic weapons (SAW) and sniper rifles. Within the Table of Organization and Equipment for both the United States Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, these two classes of weapons are understood to be crew-served, as the operator of the weapon (identified as a marksman or as a SAW gunner) has an assistant, who carries additional ammunition and associated equipment, acts as a spotter, and is also fully qualified in the operation of the weapon.

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Light and medium machine gunsEdit

In active serviceEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

General purpose machine gunsEdit

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)Edit

Light machine gunsEdit

General purpose machine gunsEdit

Out of serviceEdit

ExperimentalEdit

Marksman, sniper and anti-materiel riflesEdit

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)Edit

Designated marksman rifleEdit

Bolt action sniper rifleEdit

Semi-automatic sniper rifleEdit

Anti-materiel rifleEdit

Out of serviceEdit

Designated marksman riflesEdit

Semi-automatic sniper riflesEdit

Bolt action sniper riflesEdit

Anti-materiel rifleEdit

  • M82A1/A1A (Semi-Automatic Anti-Materiel Rifle) (.50 BMG)
  • M82A2 (Semi-Automatic Anti-Materiel Rifle) (.50 BMG)
  • Robar RC-50 (Bolt-Action Anti-Materiel Rifle) (.50 BMG)

RandomEdit

ExperimentalEdit

Machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, and automatic cannonsEdit

In active serviceEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

Automatic cannonsEdit

Automatic grenade launchersEdit

Out of serviceEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

  • XM214 (Rotary-Barreled Machine Gun) (5.56×45mm NATO)

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

  • M85/M85C (Heavy Machine Gun) (.50 BMG)
  • XM312 (Heavy Machine Gun) (.50 BMG)
  • XM806 (Lightweight Heavy Machine Gun) (.50 BMG) (US Army)

Automatic cannonsEdit

  • M1/AN/M2/M3/M24 (Automatic Cannon, 20×110mm USN)
  • Mk 16 Mod 4/5 (Automatic Cannon, 20×110mm USN; deck mount versions of the M3 and M24)
  • M39A1/A2/A3 (Automatic Cannon, 20×102mm; based on the Mauser MG 213C Cannon)
  • Mk 11 Mod 0/5 (Twin-Barrel Automatic Cannon, 20×110mm USN)
  • Mk 12 Mod 0 (Automatic Cannon, 20×110mm USN)
  • M195 (Rotary-Barreled Automatic Cannon, 20×102mm)
  • M140/E3/E5 (Automatic Cannon, 30×100mm)
  • M188/E1 (Automatic Cannon, 30×113mm)
  • Marlin machine gun

Automatic grenade launchersEdit

  • XM307 (Grenade machine gun, 25 mm HV Airburst)
  • M75/M129 (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40×53mm)
  • M174 grenade launcher (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40×46mm)
  • M175 grenade launcher (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40×53mm)
  • Mk 18 Mod 0 grenade launcher (Manually Operated, Belt-Fed Grenade Launcher, 40×46mm)
  • Mk 20 Mod 0 (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40×46mm)

ExperimentalEdit

Missile launchersEdit

In active serviceEdit

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)Edit

Out of serviceEdit

Recoilless riflesEdit

In active serviceEdit

Out of serviceEdit

MortarsEdit

In active serviceEdit

Out of serviceEdit

ExperimentalEdit

  • Dragon Fire 120 mm automated mortar
  • MFSS 120 mm mortar

ArtilleryEdit

In active serviceEdit

  • M119 (105 mm Towed Howitzer)
  • M777 (155 mm Towed Howitzer)

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)Edit

  • M102 (105 mm Towed Howitzer) (used on USAF AC-130 gunships)

Out of serviceEdit

Munitions systemsEdit

In active serviceEdit

ExperimentalEdit

Mine dispenserEdit

In active serviceEdit

Out of serviceEdit

Mine-clearing systemsEdit

In active serviceEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit