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

While the general understanding is that crew-served weapons require more than one person to operate them, there are important exceptions in the case of both squad automatic weapons (SAW) and sniper rifles. 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-served, as the operator of the weapon 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.

Light and medium machine guns

In active service

General purpose machine guns

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

General purpose machine guns

Out of service

Experimental

Sniper and anti-materiel rifles

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

Bolt action sniper rifle

Semi-automatic sniper rifle


Anti-materiel rifle

Out of service

Semi-automatic sniper rifles

Bolt action sniper rifles

Anti-materiel rifle

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

See also

References

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  5. ^ Mk 48 Mod 1 Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
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