Longest Serving Military Weapons in the US [14 Photos]

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M240 Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M1919 .30 Cal Machine Gun Longest Serving Military Weapon

M1911 .45 Cal Pistol

Another design by John Browning, the equipment lasted for 100 years.

M1911 .45 Cal Pistol Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M1903 Springfield .30 Cal Rifle Longest Serving Military Weapon

M240

Released in the 1990s, the M240 has given ample help to our armies to ensure that they can protect the US very well.

M240 Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M61 Vulcan 20 MM Cannon Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M60 .30 Cal Machine Gun Longest Serving Military Weapon

M16 5.56 MM Rifle M4 Carbine

Replaced the  M14 in 1964, the M16 is the longest serving military equipment.

M16 556 MM Rifle M4 Carbine Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M14 .30 Cal Rifle Longest Serving Military Weapon

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.

M2 .50 Cal Machine Gun Longest Serving Military Weapon

LGM-30 Minuteman Ballistic Missile

LGM-30 Minuteman Ballistic Missile Longest Serving Military Weapon

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Longest Serving Military Weapon

Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle

Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle Longest Serving Military Weapon

B-52 Stratofortress

B-52 Stratofortress Longest Serving Military Weapon