US Marine Corps Equipment

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations through combined arms. The USMC has around 182,000 active duty members and some 38,500 personnel in reserve.

Portable Weapons

Pistol Beretta M9 & M9A1
(To be replaced by the M17)

Pistol Glock

Pistol Glock 19M
Used by Special Operations Forces

Pistol M45A1 CQBP
Used by Special Operations Forces

Submachine gun Heckler & Koch MP5
Used by Special Operations Forces

Assault Rifle FN SCAR
Assaukt Rifle FN SCAR-L (Mk16)
Battle Rifle FN SCAR-H (Mk17)
Used by MARSOC

Combat Vehicles



Combat aircraft, or “Warplanes”, are divided broadly into multi-role, fighters, bombers, attackers, and electronic warfare support.

187 F-18 Hornet (multirole)
Being replaced by F-35 Lightning II

97 AV-8B Harrier II+ (multirole)
Being replaced by F-35 Lightning II

57 F-35B Lightning II (multirole)
F-35C Lightning II (multirole)
353 F-35Bs and 67 F-35Cs planned

Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are used to airlift troops, weapons and other military equipment to support military operations. Transport aircraft can be used for both strategic and tactical missions, and are often diverted to civil emergency relief missions.

C-12F Huron (utility)
2 C-12M Huron (utility)
12 C-12W Huron (utility)

C-20G (VIP)

2 UC-35C (utility)
10 UC-35D (utility)

Aerial refueling is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight. The two main refueling systems are probe-and-drogue, which is simpler to adapt to existing aircraft.


171 UH-1Y Venom (utility)

55 AH-1W Supercobra (attack)
90 AH-1Z Viper (attack)

277 MV-22B Osprey (multi-mission)

141 CH-53E Super Stallion (transport)
Being replaced by Ch-53K King Stallion

CH-53K King Stallion (transport)


50 RQ-7B Shadow (Recon)

RQ-11 Raven (Recon)

MQ-27 ScanEagle (Recon)

 RQ-20 Puma (recon)

32 RQ-21 Blackjack (Recon)
100 systems planed