Flashcards in Introduction to Crew Served Weapons Deck (53):
Weapons Platoon mission is to
provide fire support coordination, light mortar, anti-mechanized assault, and medium machine gun support for the infantry company and its subordinate elements.
Platoon Headquarters consists of
Platoon Commander, First Lieutenant, 0302
Platoon Sergeant, Gunnery Sergeant, 0369
Platoon Messenger, Pvt-Cpl, 03XX
Total: 3 Marines.
Task Organization, Light Weight Crew Served Mortar System (LWCMS) Section consists of
Section Leader, Staff Sergeant, 0369
Three squads per section, one M224 Mortar per squad, squad leader/gunner, Sergeant 0341
o Assistant gunner, Lance Corporal, 0341
o Ammoman, Private, 0341
Table of Equipment (T/E): There are three M224 LWCMS mortars within the section and one per squad.
Total: 10 Marines.
Task Organization, Machine Gun Section consists of
Section Leader, Staff Sergeant, 0369
Three squads per section, squad leader, Sergeant, 0331
Two machine gun teams per squad
o Team leader, Corporal, 0331
o Gunner, Lance Corporal, 0331
o Ammoman, Private, 0331
T/E: There are six M240B medium machine guns per section, two per squad, and one per machine gun team.
Total: 22 Marines
Task Organization, Assault Section consists of
Section Leader, Sergeant, 0351
Three squads per section, Squad leader/Gunner, Corporal, 0351 (total 4 Marines)
Assault team two teams per squad
Team leader/gunner, Lance Corporal, 0351
Assistant Gunner, Lance Corporal, 0351
T/E: There are six MK153 SMAWs per section, two per squad, one per team.
Total: 13 Marines.
Total for the Platoon: 48 Marines.
Weapons Company mission is to
provide fire support coordination, medium mortar, anti-mechanized assault, and heavy machine gun, support for the infantry battalion and its subordinate elements.
Task Organization, Company Headquarters consists of
Company Commander, Major, 0302
Executive Officer, Captain, 0302
First Sergeant, First Sergeant, 8999
Operations Chief, Master Sergeant, 0369
Property NCO, Sgt, 0311
Messenger/Driver, Corporal, 0311
Messenger/Driver, Corporal, 0311
Task Organization, 81MM Mortar Platoon consists of
T/E: There are eight 81MM Mortars per platoon broken down into four mortars per section, and one per squad.
Total for the Platoon: 68
Anti-Armor Platoon consists of
T/E: The platoon is equipped with eight Javelin Missile systems located in the Javelin section and eight M220E4 TOW missile systems located in the Antitank section.
Total for the Platoon: 41.
Heavy Machine Gun Platoon consists of
o Platoon commander First Lieutenant, 0302
o Platoon sergeant Gunner Sergeant, 0369
o Messenger, Private 0331
o Messenger/Driver Private 0331
o Two squads per section, Section Leader/1st Squad Leader, Sergeant 0331
T/E: The platoon is equipped with six M2 .50 cal Browning Machine Guns and six MK19 mod 3 40MM Automatic Grenade Launchers. This is divided into two M2s and two MK19s per section, with each squad having one M2 and one MK 19.
Total for the Platoon: 28.
Scout Sniper Platoon Task Organization consists of
o Platoon commander First Lieutenant, 0203
o Platoon sergeant Gunnery Sergeant, 0317
-Section (2) 2 teams per section, senior team leader is section leader
o Six Marines per Team
T/E: The platoon is equipped with eight M40A3 7.62 Sniper Rifles and four M82A3 SASRs.
Total for the Platoon: 26.
The 60mm mortar, M224 Lightweight Crew Served Mortar (LWCMS), is a
smoothbore, muzzle loaded, high angle of fire weapon
The components of the mortar consist of
a canon, sight, mount, and baseplate
Computation of fire commands and fire adjustment must be understood by
platoon commanders, squad leaders, and others in the company
Characteristics of M224 60 MM LWCMS Mortar are
M225 Cannon 14.15 lbs
M170 Bipod 15.21 lbs
M64 Sight 2.5 lbs
M8 Baseplate 14.41 lbs
M7 Baseplate 3.6 lbs
SL-3 Complete 76.6 lbs
Rates of Fire/Range for M224 60 MM LWCMS Mortar are
Maximum rate of fire is 30 rounds per minute for four minutes.
Sustained rate is 20 rds per minute.
Maximum effective range: 3500m
5 Types of Ammunition for M224 60 MM LWCMS Mortar are
The M240B machine gun is an
belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is
a one-man operable, 83 mm smooth bore, shoulder-fired, rocket launcher with a spotting rifle attached to the right side of the launcher tube.
The MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is aimed by using the
The AN/PEQ-2A can also effectively be used on this weapon system in conjunction with night vision goggles.
The SMAW fires a
HEDM (High Explosive Dual Mode) Rocket which is employed against bunkers and field fortifications.
HEAA (High Explosive Anti Armor) rocket, which is employed against armor vehicles.
NE (Novel Explosive) rocket, which is a thermobaric explosive and is employed against large field fortifications and structures
Rocket launcher weight and length are
Encased rocket (as carried) weight, length and caliber are
Spotting rifle weight, length and caliber are
Telescopic sight (MK 42 MOD 0) weight, Length, magnification, and field of view are
Weapon ready to fire weight, length, range and Time of flight to 250 m are
Maximum effective (HEDM)-250 m
Maximum effective (HEAA)-500 m
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities
Bunker, sandbag, with wood reinforcements are
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with brick are
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with concrete are
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with steel armor
MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with Anti-armor round are
The 81mm mortar, M252, is a
smoothbore, muzzle loaded, and high angle of fire weapon
The components of the mortar consist of a
cannon, sight, mount, and base-plate.
Characteristics of a M252 81 MM Mortar are
Cannon M253 35 lbs
Mount M177 27 lbs
Base-plate M3A1 25.5 lbs
Sight M64A1 2.25 lbs
SL-3 Complete: 89.75 lbs
Rates of Fire/Range for M252 81 MM Mortar are
Maximum rate of fire is 30 rounds per minute for two minutes
Sustained rate of fire is 20 round per minute
Maximum Effective Range: 5700m
Types of Ammunition for M252 81 MM Mortar are
The Javelin is a
fire-and-forget weapon system (increases gunner survivability), soft launch (very small backblast), dual mode (top attack or direct fire), man-portable, medium antitank weapon
The Javelin missile has an increased capability to
engage and defeat tanks and other armored vehicles
Javelin ranges are
2000 meters +
M41 Saber System (TOW) is
a heavy antitank/assault weapon that can be fired from a tripod or an armored high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV) with a special mount.
The TOW 2 is located in the
infantry battalion, tank battalion, Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) and with the AH-1W helicopters. Unlike its predecessor, which was restricted during periods of limited visibility, the TOW 2 weapon system has all weather capability.
TOW weapon system complete weighs
TOW Missile weighs
TOW Ground mounted ready to fire weighs
TOW ranges from
TOW 2A Ammunition is
Round has a 10-inch probe in front of the warhead.
Purpose of the probe is to detonate any reactive armor found on enemy armored vehicles
TOW 2B Ammunition is
Round is a fly-over shoot down missile
Once missile flies over the vehicle, the missile will shoot down two warheads on top of the vehicle
TOW operates when
In all weather conditions in which the gunner can see the target through the day or night sight tracker
In temperature of –32 degrees to +60 Celsius (-25 degrees to +140 degrees Fahrenheit)
At altitudes up to 3050 meters (10,000 feet). Cold weather (<0 degrees Fahrenheit) range decreases to 3000 meters
The Browning machine gun caliber .50 HB, M2 is a
belt-fed, recoil-operated, air-cooled, crew-served machine gun
M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun is capable of
single shot, as well as automatic fire, and operates on the short recoil principle
The MK19 is a
belt-fed, air-cooled, blowback-operated, crew-served, fully automatic 40 mm grenade launcher
The M40A3 is a
7.62mm sniper rifle with a maximum effective range of 1000 meters. It has a 3-12x50, point of aim/ point of impact and a five round magazine