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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.

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Platoon Headquarters consists of

 Platoon Commander, First Lieutenant, 0302
 Platoon Sergeant, Gunnery Sergeant, 0369
 Platoon Messenger, Pvt-Cpl, 03XX
 Total: 3 Marines.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
 Total: 7.

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Task Organization, 81MM Mortar Platoon consists of

Platoon Headquarters
Sections (2)
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

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Anti-Armor Platoon consists of

Platoon Headquarters
Javelin Section
Antitank Section
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.

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Heavy Machine Gun Platoon consists of

 Platoon Headquarters
o Platoon commander First Lieutenant, 0302
o Platoon sergeant Gunner Sergeant, 0369
o Messenger, Private 0331
o Messenger/Driver Private 0331
 Sections (3)
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.

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Scout Sniper Platoon Task Organization consists of

 Platoon Headquarters
o Platoon commander First Lieutenant, 0203
o Platoon sergeant Gunnery Sergeant, 0317
-Section (2) 2 teams per section, senior team leader is section leader
 Teams (4)
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.

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The 60mm mortar, M224 Lightweight Crew Served Mortar (LWCMS), is a

smoothbore, muzzle loaded, high angle of fire weapon

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The components of the mortar consist of

a canon, sight, mount, and baseplate

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Computation of fire commands and fire adjustment must be understood by

platoon commanders, squad leaders, and others in the company

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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

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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

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5 Types of Ammunition for M224 60 MM LWCMS Mortar are

 High explosive.
 White phosphorus.
 Illumination.
 Practice.
 Training.

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The M240B machine gun is an

belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position

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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.

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The MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is aimed by using the

 Iron sights
 Telescopic sight
 The AN/PEQ-2A can also effectively be used on this weapon system in conjunction with night vision goggles.

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The SMAW fires a

 Practice Rocket.
 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

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Rocket launcher weight and length are

16.9 pounds
29.9 inches

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Encased rocket (as carried) weight, length and caliber are

12.7 pounds
27.3 inches
83 mm

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Spotting rifle weight, length and caliber are

3.74 pounds
27.3 inches
9 mm

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Telescopic sight (MK 42 MOD 0) weight, Length, magnification, and field of view are

1.99 pounds
7.9 inches
3.8 times
6 degrees

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Weapon ready to fire weight, length, range and Time of flight to 250 m are

29.0 pounds
53.1 inches
Minimum-17 m
Maximum-1800 m
Maximum effective (HEDM)-250 m
Maximum effective (HEAA)-500 m
1.6 sec

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MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities
Bunker, sandbag, with wood reinforcements are

7 feet

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MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with brick are

12 inches

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MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with concrete are

8 inches

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MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with steel armor

1 inch

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MK153 Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Penetration capabilities with Anti-armor round are

23 inch/steel

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The 81mm mortar, M252, is a

smoothbore, muzzle loaded, and high angle of fire weapon

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The components of the mortar consist of a

cannon, sight, mount, and base-plate.

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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

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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

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Types of Ammunition for M252 81 MM Mortar are

 High explosive
 White phosphorus
 Red phosphorus
 Illumination
 Practice
 Training

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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

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The Javelin missile has an increased capability to

engage and defeat tanks and other armored vehicles

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Javelin ranges are

Maximum-
2000 meters +
Maximum effective-
2000 meters
Minimum-
65 meters

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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.

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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.

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TOW weapon system complete weighs

265 pounds

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TOW Missile weighs

50 pounds

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TOW Ground mounted ready to fire weighs

300 pounds

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TOW ranges from

Minimum-
65 meters
Maximum-
3750 meters

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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

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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

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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

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The Browning machine gun caliber .50 HB, M2 is a

belt-fed, recoil-operated, air-cooled, crew-served machine gun

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M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun is capable of

single shot, as well as automatic fire, and operates on the short recoil principle

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The MK19 is a

belt-fed, air-cooled, blowback-operated, crew-served, fully automatic 40 mm grenade launcher

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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

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The SASR is an

semi-automatic, 50 cal rifle that weighs about 32 pounds. It has a max effective range of 1800 meters and a 10 round box magazine