US Military is known for their amazing weapons to keep their country protected. These are intricately done to ensure that these will surpass battles, thus, these last for years. Let’s take a glimpse of these longest serving military weapons.
14 Longest Serving Military Weapons
M1919 .30 Cal Machine Gun
Designed by the legendary gun maker John Browning, the M1919 is an air-cooled version of the previous model M1917. It served the US troops during the WWI, WWII and Korean War. It retired in 1950s when the new model, M60, was released.
M1911 .45 Cal Pistol
Another design by John Browning, the equipment lasted for 100 years.
M1903 Springfield .30 Cal Rifle
The M1903 was the standard American infantry rifle used during the World War I. It was used even if the M1 Garand was released as there were no enough unit for the armies.
Released in the 1990s, the M240 has given ample help to our armies to ensure that they can protect the US very well.
M61 Vulcan 20 MM Cannon
Entered the service in 1959, the M61 cannon was used by the aircrafts in Vietnam to shoot down 39 MiGs during the war.
M60 .30 Cal Machine Gun
The M60 entered service in 1957 to use during wars in the Jungle during the Vietnam War. It was used until the 90s.
M16 5.56 MM Rifle M4 Carbine
Replaced the M14 in 1964, the M16 is the longest serving military equipment.
M14 .30 Cal Rifle
Served our military units from 1959 to 1964. It had gone through a serious comeback during the Global War on Terror.
M2 .50 Cal Machine Gun
Also known as the “Ma Deuce”, the gun was created at around the end of World War I, and entered full production in 1921. It was also designed by John Browning.
LGM-30 Minuteman Ballistic Missile
CH-47 Chinook Helicopter
Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle