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

This list contains weapons that are classified as crew-serve or crew service, often mislabeled as crew-served, as the term is used in the United States military.

While the general understanding is that crew-serve weapons, unlike individual service weapons, require more than one person to operate them, there are important exceptions in the case of both squad automatic weapons (SAW) and special application rifles (SAR). 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-serve, as the operator of the weapon (identified as a marksman 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.

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Light and medium machine guns[]

In active service[]

Light machine guns[]

General purpose machine guns[]

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

Light machine guns[]

General purpose machine guns[]

Out of service[]

Experimental[]

Marksman, sniper and anti-materiel rifles[]

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

Designated marksman rifle[]

Bolt action sniper rifle[]

Semi-automatic sniper rifle[]

Anti-materiel rifle[]

Out of service[]

Designated marksman rifles[]

Semi-automatic sniper rifles[]

Bolt action sniper rifles[]

Anti-materiel rifle[]

Random[]

Experimental[]

Machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, and automatic cannons[]

In active service[]

Light machine guns[]

Medium machine guns[]

Heavy machine guns[]

Automatic cannons[]

Automatic grenade launchers[]

Out of service[]

Light machine guns[]

Medium machine guns[]

Heavy machine guns[]

Automatic cannons[]

Automatic grenade launchers[]

Experimental[]

Missile launchers[]

In active service[]

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

Out of service[]

Recoilless rifles[]

In active service[]

Out of service[]

Mortars[]

In active service[]

Out of service[]

Experimental[]

Artillery[]

In active service[]

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

Out of service[]

Munitions systems[]

In active service[]

Experimental[]

Mine dispenser[]

In active service[]

Out of service[]

Mine-clearing systems[]

In active service[]

References[]

See also[]