Saturday, 20 October 2012

Weapons and Equipment of special forces

Weapons & Equipment

The Green Berets use a variety of weapons. In addition to U.S. Army weapons in use but also quite foreign weapons are used. The following list includes most likely not all the weapons, since they frequently can change pretty quickly:
BB guns:
Beretta M9 (9mm x 19)
Colt M-1911A1 (11.43 mm x 23)
H & K Mk.23 SOCOM (11.43 mm x 23)
Ü SMGs & PDW's:
FN P90 (5.7 x 28)
H & K MP5, different variants, for example PDW/A3/A5/SD (9 mm x 19)
Ü assault rifles:
M16A2/A3 Colt (5.56 mm x 45)
Colt M4A1 SOPMOD (5.56 x 45 mm)
BB guns:

FN M249 LMG (5.56 x 45 mm)
FN M240 G (7.62 mm x 51)
Ü shotguns:
Remington M870 (12/70)
Benelli M1014 (12/76)
Ü sniper weapons:
SPR Colt (5.56 mm x 45)
M21 (modified M14) (7.62 mm x 51)
Remington M24 (7.62mm x 51)
Barrett M82A1 (12.7 mm x 99)
Ü tank weapons:
Talley Industries M72 LAW
Ü Support Weapons:
Browning M2 HB .50 BMG (12.7 x 99mm)
M203 grenade launcher attached to the rifle (40 mm x 46)
LWCMS M224 mortar (60 mm)
Saco Defense Mk.19 grenade launcher machine (40 mm x 46)
M-18A1 Directional Split Dates "Claymore"
Since they have a large range, have the "Green Berets" on numerous equipment. There radios of various range, scuba diving equipment, inflatable boats and various other pieces of equipment come to mission-specific applications. Of vehicles are ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles = "desert buggies") and DMVs (Desert Mobility Vehicle), a special version of the Jeep HUMMVEE, Special Forces are in the inventory.
Since all Special Forces have undergone a paratrooper training, partly as a Free Faller, they can be landed by each American transport aircraft. Also in-and exfiltration through a variety of Helicopter (UH-/MH-60, CH-/MH-47 Chinook, etc.) can be performed. As well as cooperation with U-and speedboats in the U.S. Navy provided.

An A-Team takes a zodiac in the rear door of a Chinook

Conclusion and Future

The Special Forces are today, so to speak, the first against the enemy. Long before other associations such as the Marines, or the Rangers, the men are with the green berets in the country. They dominate all types of home and exfiltration and work perfectly together as a team. Whether in combat, training or civilian aid missions, the Special Forces are there. This concept has proven itself in numerous wars and missions and will continue to do so in the future. With the Green Berets America today has an extraordinary and also very professional and well-equipped "mini-army".

An A-Team in a zodiac awaits his exfiltration with an MH-47 Chinook

Snipers of the Green Berets

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