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This is a list of weapons served individually by the United States armed forces, sorted by type and current level of service. 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 .
See Talk:List of weapons used by U.S. Armed Forces for current discussions. Content is subject to change. Content is subject to change. This page is designed to help users who are not familiar with firearms that are both in and out of service with the U.S military to help discover inaccuracies and/or anachronisms similar to the purpose of the gun identification guides on the wiki.
The main weapons and equipment items used by the United States DoD members are listed below. Listing every weapon in the arsenal would not be practical for an article, so this series will cover the highlights, starting with some of the main weapons and equipment used by the Infantry and Special Operations Units.
M240 machine gun Versatile 7.62mm belt-fed medium machine gun that can be carried or mounted on tripods, vehicles, boats and helicopters.
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If the military job requires one to know about additional weapons, and how to use them, more training will be given additionally during military job school. M-16A2 Assault Rifle The M-16A2 rifle is the standard military rifle used for combat.
The M240, MK 19, and M2 machine guns can be mounted on vehicles. The M134 Minigun , fires 7.62mm ammunition at 3,000 to 4,000 rpm. The M3P Machine Gun , an M2 variant with a higher rate of fire mounted on the Avenger Humvee .
Post Vietnam era, today's military, would probably be the US Army's 155mm guns (6" guns). USN battleships, if they were to be activated again, would have missiles on them.
Work In Progress. This article is still under construction.It may contain factual errors. See Talk:List of firearms used by British Armed Forces for current discussions. Content is subject to change.