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

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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 sniper 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.

Squad automatic weapon/automatic rifle[edit]

In active service[edit]

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)[edit]

Out of service (obsolete)/prototypes[edit]

Experimental[edit]

  • LSAT LMG (5.56 mm Composite-cased, Telescoping Ammunition)

Sniper/marksman rifles[edit]

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)[edit]

Out of Service (obsolete)[edit]

Experimental[edit]

Machine guns, Automatic grenade launchers, autocannons[edit]

In active service[edit]

Out of service (obsolete)[edit]

  • XM806 (Lightweight Heavy Machine Gun, .50 BMG) (Army)
  • XM214 (Rotary-Barreled Machine Gun, 5.56x45mm NATO)
  • XM307 (Grenade machine gun, 25 mm HV Airburst)
  • XM312 (Heavy machine gun, .50 BMG)
  • EX 34 Mod 0 (Chain-driven Machine Gun, 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M85/M85C (Heavy Machine Gun, .50 BMG)
  • M73/A1 (Co-axial Machine Gun, 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M219 (Co-axial Machine Gun, 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M1917 (Heavy Machine Gun, .30-06 Springfield)
  • M1919 Family (including Mk 21 Mod 0/1) (Medium Machine Gun, .30-06 Springfield and 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M75/M129 (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40x53mm)
  • M174 grenade launcher (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40x46mm)
  • M175 grenade launcher (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40x53mm)
  • Mk 18 Mod 0 grenade launcher (Manually Operated, Belt-Fed Grenade Launcher, 40x46mm)
  • Mk 20 Mod 0 (Automatic Grenade Launcher, 40x46mm)
  • M1/AN/M2/M3/M24 (Automatic Cannon, 20x110mm USN)
  • Mk 16 Mod 4/5 (Automatic Cannon, 20x110mm USN; deck mount versions of the M3 and M24)
  • M39A1/A2/A3 (Automatic Cannon, 20x102mm; based on the Mauser MG 213C Cannon)
  • Mk 11 Mod 0/5 (Twin-Barrel Automatic Cannon, 20x110mm USN)
  • Mk 12 Mod 0 (Automatic Cannon, 20x110mm USN)
  • M195 (Rotary-Barreled Automatic Cannon, 20x102mm)
  • M140/E3/E5 (Automatic Cannon, 30x100mm)
  • M188/E1 (Automatic Cannon, 30x113mm)
  • Marlin machine gun
  • Colt-Browning M1895/1917

Experimental[edit]

Missile launchers[edit]

In active service[edit]

In active service (some branches, secondary or limited roles)[edit]

Out of service (obsolete)[edit]

Mortars[edit]

In active service[edit]

Out of service (obsolete)[edit]

Experimental[edit]

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

Artillery[edit]

In active service[edit]

  • M119 (105 mm Towed Howitzer)
  • M198 (155 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 service (obsolete)[edit]

Munitions Systems[edit]

In active service[edit]

Experimental[edit]

Mine dispenser[edit]

In active service[edit]

Out of service (obsolete)[edit]

Mine-clearing systems[edit]

In active service[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]