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The Equipment of the United States Army can be subdivided into: ammunition, weapons, vehicles and clothing.

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

9x19mm NATO:

.45 ACP:

5.56x45mm NATO:

7.62x51mm NATO:

.300 Winchester Magnum

.50-cal BMG:

12 gauge:

25x137mm NATO:

30x113mm NATO:

Hand grenades:

Grenade launchers

Weapons[edit | edit source]

File:M249 outline.gif

An M249 machine gun

File:M16 outline.gif

An M16 rifle

File:M4 outline.gif

An M4 carbine

The Weapons of the United States Army can be sorted into three categories: Personal weapons carried and used by one soldier, Support weapons used by teams of soldiers in support roles, and Vehicle-Mounted weapons mounted on Army vehicles. Some support weapons can be mounted on vehicles in addition to their primary ground roles.

Personal Weapons:

Support Weapons:

Vehicle-Mounted Weapons:

Systems[edit | edit source]

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Name Type Quantity Notes Picture
Humvee Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle 160,000
Humvee in difficult terrain.jpg
M939 Truck Truck 32,000 To be replaced FMTV
FMTV Truck 44,000 Planned 76,000
HEMTT Truck 27,400
Hemtt iraq.jpg
HETS Truck 2,400
HET tractor.jpg
Amoured Vehicles
Stryker Armored personnel carrier 4,187
Stryker ICV front q.jpg
M113 Armored personnel carrier 13,943 6,700 active duty
M1 Abrams Main battle tank 8,325 1,547 M1A2, 4,393 M1A1, 2,385 M1
M2 Bradley Infantry fighting vehicle 6,452
M3 Bradley Reconnaissance vehicle 1,200
Two M-3 Bradleys.jpg
M88 Hercules Armored recovery vehicle 2,400 676 Active Duty
M88 Track Recovery Vehicle.jpg
M9 Combat engineering 447
M109 Self-propelled howitzer 1,934
Spanish M109A5 howitzer Bright Star 2001.jpg
M119 Howitzer 500
M198 Howitzer 653
U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf War (1991) 001.jpg
M777 Howitzer 638
M777 howitzer rear.jpg
HIMARS Multiple rocket launcher 340 .[26]
M270 Multiple rocket launcher 990
MLRS 05.jpg
Centurion Anti-Projectile Vehicle Unknown
Avenger Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon 1,000
Avenger missile.jpg
Patriot Surface-to-air missile 1,106
Patriot missile launch b.jpg
M-ATV MRAP Mine resistant ambush protected ATV.jpg
Caiman MRAP MRAP04.jpg
Couger H
Couger HE
MRAP 070225-M-4393H-041.jpg
International MaxxPro MRAP International MaxxPro.jpg
MRAP Permissions-Errors-Rg-33.jpg
Buffalo MRAP Buffalo mine-protected vehicle.jpg

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

File:Blackhawk outline.gif

UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

File:Apache outline.gif

AH-64 Apache Helicopter

File:Kiowa outline.gif

OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter

File:Chinook outline.gif

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

The U.S. Army operates some fixed-wing aircraft and many helicopters.[27]

Name Type Quantity Notes Picture
Fixed-wing Aircraft
Cargo/Transport Aircraft 17
C-12 Huron.png
C-23 Sherpa Cargo/Transport Aircraft 56 To be replaced by 147 Alenia C-27J C-23B-1.jpg
C-26B Cargo/Transport Aircraft 11 C-26B Metroliner aircraft at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base.jpg
RC-12 Huron|RC-12D
Reconnaissance Aircraft 12
427th Reconnaissance Squadron MC-12 10-0728.jpg
Cessna UC-35|UC-35A
Utility Aircraft 20
airborne reconnaissance aircraft 1
Alenia C-27J Spartan transport 75 (2 delivered 2009) Alenia C-27J (Pratica di Mare) edit1.jpg
AH-6A Little Bird Attack Helicopter 20 MH-6 Little Bird.jpg
Attack Helicopter 116
U.S. Army AH-64 prepares to launch from USS Nassau Feb 2005.jpg
Cargo Helicopter 217
191 new CH-47F to be delivered, plus 24 options[28] CH-47F at NTC 2008.jpg
EH-60A Black Hawk Electronic-Warfare Helicopter 64 Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk (S-70A), USA - Army AN1804763.jpg
Multi-Mission Helicopter 11
Multi-Mission Helicopter 23
MH-60L Black Hawk.jpg
Observation Helicopter 196
A and C under replacement by UH-72 OH-58D 2.jpg
TH-67 Creek Training Helicopter 172 TH-67A Creek.jpg
UH-1H Utility Helicopter 547 Being replaced by UH-72 UH-1H 159th Aviation Regiment US Army in flight 1990.JPEG
Utility Helicopter 751
UH-60A Black Hawk.jpg
UH-72A Utility Helicopter 250 345 planned UH-72 Lakota2.jpg
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
AeroVironment Switchblade Attack UAV
RQ-11B Raven Hand-launched UAV A U.S. Marine, right, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares an RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial system for a demonstration flight for members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in support of exercise 120411-M-FR139-051.jpg
RQ-20A Puma Hand-launched UAV RQ20A-130304-M-DE426-001 crop.jpg
RQ-7B Shadow Reconnaissance UAV Shadow 200 UAV.jpg
MRQ-5B Hunter Short Range UAV Hunter RQ-5.jpg
MQ-1C Warrior Extended-Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) UAV 132 MQ-1C Warrior (2005-08-11).jpg

Vessels[edit | edit source]

The Army still operates vessels of many types.[30]

Name Type Versions Quantity Picture
Spearhead high speed logistics ship Theater Support Vessel 1
US Navy 030127-N-3642E-004 United States Army Vessel (USAV) Theater Support Vessel (TSV-1X) Spearhead.jpg
General Frank S. Besson, Jr. class Logistics Support Vessel Logistics Support Vessel 2 8
LSV-7 SSGT Robert T Kuroda.jpg
Stalwart class ocean surveillance ship Ocean Surveillance Ship 1
USAS Worthy KMRSS.jpg
Runnymede class large landing craft Landing Craft Utility 35
LCU2000 class landing craft.JPG
MGen. Nathanael Greene class large coastal tugs Large Tug 6
USAV Major General Henry Knox.JPG

Attire[edit | edit source]

Current attire
Name Pattern name(s) Pattern Image Notes
Army Combat Uniform (ACU) Universal Camouflage Pattern
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg

Multicam pattern.jpg
Army Combat Uniform.jpg Future Force Warrior 2007.jpg The ACU uses a new military camouflage pattern called the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), which blends green, tan, and gray to work effectively in desert, woodland, and urban environments. The color scheme of the Army Combat Uniform is composed of a slate gray, desert sand and foliage green pixel pattern, which becomes darker or lighter depending on exposure to sunlight.

Soldiers operating in Afghanistan are issued an ACU with the more appropriate "MultiCam" pattern.[31]

Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU) Universal Camouflage Pattern ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg Army Aircrew Combat Uniform.jpg A2CU replaces the Improved Aviation Battle Dress Uniform
Physical Fitness Uniform APFT-JH-12-19.jpg

The standard garrison service uniform is known as "Army Greens" or "Class-As".The "Army Blue" uniform, is currently the Army's formal dress uniform, but in 2009, it will replace the Army Green and the Army White uniforms (a uniform similar to the Army Green uniform, but worn in tropical postings) and will become the new Army Service Uniform, which will function as both a garrison uniform (when worn with a white shirt and necktie) and a dress uniform (when worn with a white shirt and either a necktie for parades or a bow tie for "after six" or "black tie" events). The Patrol Cap is worn with the ACU for garrison duty; and the beret with the Army Service Uniform for non-ceremonial functions. The Army Blue Service Cap, is allowed for wear by any soldier ranked CPL or above at the discretion of the commander.

Body armor in all units is the Improved Outer Tactical Vest and the Interceptor Body Armor, which is now being supplemented with the lightweight Modular Body Armor Vest and Soldier Plate Carrier System. Head protection is provided by the Advanced Combat Helmet and the Modular Integrated Communications Helmet.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. M9 Pistol, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  2. John Pike. "M9 9 mm Beretta Pistol". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m9.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  3. M16 Rifle, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  4. John Pike (22 December 2010). "M16 5.56mm Rifle". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m16.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  5. M4 Carbine, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  6. John Pike (21 December 2010). "M4 / M4A1 5.56mm Carbine". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m4.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  7. M249 Machine Gun, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  8. John Pike. "M249 Squad Automatic Weapon". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m249.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  9. M9 Bayonet, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  10. The Spirit Of The Bayonet Lives On - Strategypage.com, March 30, 2013
  11. M203 Grenade Launcher, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  12. John Pike. "M203 40mm Grenade Launcher". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m203.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  13. M240 Machine Gun, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  14. John Pike. "M240 7.62mm Machine Gun". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m240g.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  15. John Pike (24 February 2011). "M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m2-50cal.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  16. Mk193 Grenade Machine Gun, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  17. John Pike (13 January 2011). "Mk 19 Grenade Machine Gun". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/mk19.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  18. M224 Mortar, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  19. John Pike (27 November 2005). "M224 60mm Lightweight Mortar". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m224.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  20. M252 Mortar, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  21. John Pike. "M252 81mm Medium Extended Range Mortar". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m252.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  22. M120 Mortar, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  23. John Pike. "M120 120mm Mortar". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m120.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  24. John Pike. "M230 Automatic Gun". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/m230.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  25. John Pike (25 January 2006). "M242 Bushmaster 25mm Automatic Gun". Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/m242.htm. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  26. "Saint-Gobain Crystals delivers transparent armor for M142 HIMARS windshields and door windows.". November 8, 2013. http://www.armyrecognition.com/november_2013_defense_industry_military_news_uk/saint-gobain_crystals_delivers_transparent_armor_for_m142_himars_windshields_and_door_windows_081113.html. 
  27. Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  28. "US To Acquire 177 CH-47 Chinook Helicopters And 99 V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft". June 12, 2013. http://defenseupdates.blogspot.com/2013/06/us-to-acquire-177-ch-47-chinook.html. 
  29. "Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers 100th New Production UH-60M BLACK HAWK Helicopter to U.S". 25 March 2009. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS182954+25-Mar-2009+PRN20090325. 
  30. hazegray.org – World Navies Today: US Army
  31. Lopez, C. (20 February 2010). "Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan". US Army. US Army. http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/02/20/34738-soldiers-to-get-new-cammo-pattern-for-wear-in-afghanistan/?ref=news-home-title0. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

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