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M4 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher

Primary function: Anti-personnel. Length: Buttstock closed 29.75 in., buttstock opened 33.0 in., M203 15.3 in. with 12 in. barrel, Weight: 7.5 lbs. with 30 round magazine, M203--3 lbs. Bore diameter: 5,56 mm., M203--40 mm. Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 1,625 ft., area target: 1,950 ft. M203--individual/point target: 495 ft., area target: 1,155 ft. (50 percent casualty rate of exposed personnel within a 5-meter radius). Cyclic rate of fire: 700-970 rounds per minute, M203--5-7 rounds per minute.

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M9 Semiautomatic Pistol

Primary function: Personal defense. Length: 8.5 in. Weight: 2.55 lbs. (fully-loaded). Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effective range: 163 ft.

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M11 Semiautomatic Pistol

Primary function: Personal defense. Length: 7.08 in. Weight: 1.8 lbs. (fully-loaded). Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effective range: 163 ft.

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M1911A1 Semiautomatic Pistol

Primary function: Personal defense. Length: 8.6 in. Weight: 3 lbs. (fully-loaded). Bore diameter: .45 caliber. Maximum effective range: 82 ft.

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M14 Stand-off Munitions Disruptor (SMUD)

Primary function: Anti-material. Length: 44.3 in. Weight: 9.1 lbs. Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: 2,625 ft. Rate of fire (auto): 750 rounds per minute (approx.)

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M16A2 Semiautomatic Rifle with M203 Grenade Launcher

Primary function: Anti-personnel. Length: 39.6 with compensator. Weight: 8.8 lbs. with 30-round magazine. Bore diameter: 5.56 mm. Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 1,805 ft., area target: 2,625 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 700-900 rounds per minute.

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M18A1 Claymore Mine

Primary function: Anti-personnel, defensive. Dimensions: 8.5 in. long, 1.38 in. wide, 3.25 in. high. Weight: 3.5 lbs. Composition: 700 steel spheres (10.5 grains) and 1.5 lbs, layer of C-4 explosive. Maximum effective range: 162.5 ft.

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M24 Sniper Weapon System

Primary function: Anti-personnel. Length: 43 in. Weight: 64 lbs. (complete system) Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: 2,625 ft.

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M67 Fragmentation Grenade

Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: 3.5 in. high and 2.8 in. diameter. Weight: 13.75 ounces. Composition: Square steel wire. Maximum effective range: 60 ft.

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M79 Grenade Launcher

Primary function: Anti-personnel Length: 29 in. with 14 in. barrel. Weight: 6.5 lb. loaded, Bore diameter: 40 mm. Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 495 ft., area target: 1,155 ft. 150 percent casualty rate of exposed personnel within a 5-meter radius). Rate of fire: 5-7 rounds per minute.

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M107/M82A1 Long Range Sniper Rifle

Primary function: Anu-personnel, Length: 57 in. Weight: 28.5 lbs. (complete system). Bore diameter: .50 in. Maximum effective range: 6.000 ft.

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M2 .50-Caliber Machine Gun

Primary function: Anti-personnel, anti-vehicle and anti-aircraft. Length: 6513 in. Weight: 84 lbs., barrel 26 lbs. Bore diameter: .60 in. Maximum effective range: Approx. 6,000 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 450-550 rounds per minute.

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M240B Medium Machine Gun

Primary function: Ant-personnel. Length: 4 ft. 1 in. Weight: 27.1 lbs. Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: Area target: 5,906 ft., point target: 2,625 ft. with tripod. Cyclic rate of fire: 650-950 rounds per minute.

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M249 Squad Automatic Weapon

Primary function: Anti-personnel. Length: 40.76 in. Weight: 17 lbs. with bipod and tools. Bore diameter: 5.56 mm. Maximum effective range: 3,28I ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 850 rounds per minute.

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M60 Medium Machine Gun

Primary function: Anti-personnel, aerial defense. Length: 43,5 in. Weight: 23 lbs. Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: 3,609 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 550 rounds per minute.

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MCS 870 Modular Combat Shotgun

Primary function: Breaching, riot control. Length: 40.75 in. Weight: 8 lbs. Bore diameter: 12 gage. Maximum effective range: 223 ft.

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MK-19 40 mm Machine Gun

Primary function: Anti-personnel and light anti-armor. Length: 43.1 in. Weight: 77.6 lbs., cradle 21 lbs., tripod 44 lbs. Bore diameter: 40 mm, Maximum effective range: Area target: 7,257 ft., point target: 4,921 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 325-375 rounds per minute.

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MP5K Submachine Gun

Primary function: Personnel defense, Length: 12.8 in. Weight: 4.4 lbs. Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effective range: 325 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 900 rounds per minute.

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UZI Submachine Gun

Primary function: Personnel defense. Length: 25.6 in. Weight: 7.7 lbs. Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effective range: 225 yds. Cyclic rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute.

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M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon

Primary function: Anti-armor, gun emplacements, pillboxes, buildings and light vehicles. Length: Extended 34.67 in., closed 24.8 in., rocket 20 in. Weight: 5.5 lbs. Bore diameter: 66 mm. Maximum effective range: Stationary 219 yds., moving 180 yds.

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Shotgun (several brands)

Primary function: Personnel defense Length: 40.75 in Weight: 8 lbs. Bore diameter: 12 gage. Maximum effective range: 221 ft.

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GAU-5/A and GUU-5/P Semiautomatic Rifle (Colt Commando)

Primary function: Antipersonnel Length: 30 in Weight: 638 lbs. with 30 round magazine, Bore diameter: 5.56 mm. Maximum effective range: 984 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 700-1000 rounds per minute.

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M136 AT4 Light Anti-tank Weapon Primary function: Light anti-armor weapon. Length: 40 in, Weight: 14.8 lbs. Projectile: 84 mm rocket with shaped charge warhead. Maximum effective range: 985 ft.

MK14, Mod O Enhanced Battle Rifle

Primary function: Suppressive fire for team movement/contact. Length: Buttstock closed 34.9 in., Buttstock opened 40.9 in. Weight: 14 lbs. with 20-round magazine. Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: 2,626 ft. Rate of fire (auto): 750 rounds per minute (approx.)

Source: Air Combat Command Directorate of Requirements
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