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M2.50-Caliber Machine Gun Primary function: Anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon. Dimensions: Length 5 ft. 5.13 in. Weight: 128 lbs. Bore diameter: .50 in. Maximum effective range: Area target 6,003 ft., point 4,921 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 550 rounds per minute.

M4 Carbine Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 2 ft. 5.79 in. (stock retracted), 2 ft. 9 in. (stock extended). Weight: 7.5 lbs. (with sling and one magazine). Bore diameter: 5.56 mm. Maximum effective range: Area target 1,968 ft.; point target 1,640 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 825 rounds per minute.

M9 Semiautomatic Pistol Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 8.54 in. Weight: 2.55 lbs. (fully loaded) Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effective range: 164 ft.

M16 Series Semiautomatic Rifle with M203 40 mm Grenade Launcher Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 3 ft. 3.6 in. Weight: 8.79 lbs. (fully loaded); launcher, 3 lbs. Bore diameter: 5.56 mm; launcher, 40 mm. Maximum effective range: Area target 2,624 ft.; point target 1,804 ft.; launcher area target 1,148 ft.; launcher point target 492 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 800 rounds per minute.

M18A1 Claymore Mine Primary function: Anti-personnel, defensive. Weight: 3.53 lbs. Maximum effective range: 328 ft.

M24 Sniper Weapon System Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 3 ft. 7 in. Weight: 12.1 lbs (empty without scope). Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effective range: 2,625 ft.

M67 Frag Grenade Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 3.5 in., diameter 2.5 in. Weight: 13.75 ounces. Maximum effective range: Lethal 15 ft., casualty 49 ft.

M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon Primary function: Portable, shoulder-launched anti-armor weapon consisting of a rocket packed in a launcher. Dimensions: Launcher extended length 2 ft. 10.7 in., launcher closed length 2 ft. .08 in., rocket length 1 ft. 8 in. Weight: 2.2 lbs. Maximum effectiveness range: 660 ft.

M240B General Purpose Machine Gun Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 4 ft. 1 in. Weight: 27.1 lbs. Bore diameter: 7.62 mm. Maximum effectiveness range: Area target 5,905 ft.; point target 2,624 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 650-950 rounds per minute.

M249 Automatic Rifle Primary function: Anti-personnel. Dimensions: Length 3 ft. 5 in. Weight: With bipod and tools, 15.16 lbs. Bore diameter: 5.56 mm. Maximum effectiveness range: Area target 2,624 ft., point target 1,968 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 725 rounds per minute.

MK-19 40 mm Machine Gun Primary function: Anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon. Dimensions: Length 3 ft. 7.1 in. Weight: Gun 77.6 lbs., cradle 21 lbs., tripod 44 lbs. Bore diameter: 40 mm. Maximum effectiveness range: 1 mile. Cyclic rate of fire: 325-375 rounds per minute.

MP5K Sub-machine Gun Primary function: Personnel defense. Dimensions: Length 1 ft. 0.8 in., width 1.97 in., height 8.27 in. Weight: 4.4 lbs. Bore diameter: 9 mm. Maximum effectiveness range: 328 ft. Cyclic rate of fire: 840 rounds per minute.
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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