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Australian Weapons and Aircraft

Australian Personal Weapons Weight Mag/Belt Capacity Range
7.62mm L1A1 SLR 10 lbs 20 rounds 300m
9 mm F1 SMG 7.2 lbs 30 rounds 100m
5.56 mm M16 Armalite 7 lbs 20 and 30 rounds 300m
7.62 mm M60 Machine Gun 23 lbs 100 round belts 1100m
40 mm M79 6 lbs 1 round 400m
9 mm Browning Pistol
Service Air Service Weapons
7.62mm  SLR  shortened or  heavy barrel modified to fire auto 300m
5.56mm M16 7 lbs 300
XM147/148) - M203 under and over. Also used by Infantry. M16 with 40mm grenade launcher fitted underneath 300m
400m
7.62 mm GPMG M60 MG 23 lbs 100 round belts 1100m
Sterling an Thompson SMG silenced
Shotgun/Assorted personal
Grenades/Pyrotechnics
M26 Fragmentation Grenade 1 lb 1 per man 10m
M49 Trip Flare 1 lb 10 per platoon
No 83 Smoke Grenade 1.5 lb 18 per platoon
Mines
M16 'Jumping Jack' 7.5 lbs mine field use only 30m
M18 Claymore 3.5 lbs 10 per section 50m
Australian Support Weapons Fire Rate Range
105 mm L5 Pack Howitzer 8 rounds per minute 10,000 m
105 mm M2A1 Howitzer 8 rpm 1,000 m
81 mm Mortar 4,500m
US 155 mm Gun - Towed/SP 45 rounds per hour 14,600m
US 175 mm Self Propelled Gun 1 round per 2 mins 32,700m
US 8 inch Self Propelled Gun 1 round per 2 mins 16,800m
Anti Tank Weapons - Australian
106 mm M40A1 Recoiless Rifle 483 lbs 700-3200m
90 mm US M67 Medium Anti-tank 35 lbs 800-1200m
M72 66 mm Light Anti -tank 4.5 lbs 200m
84 mm L14A1 Carl Gustav 35 lbs 550m
Australian Armoured Vehicles
M113 Armoured Personnel Vehicle 11 tons 30 and 50 cal MG
Centurion Mk V Tank 50 tons 20 pd Gun-30 cal MG
RAAF Helicopters Crew Armament Pax
RAAF UH-1B/UH-1D Iroquois 4 2 M60 MG 5-7
RAAF  UH-1B /UH-1H Huey - Light Fire Team Gunship 4 2.75 rockets/7.62mm mini guns
Army Bell OH-13 Sioux 1 No armament 1
US Army CH-47 Chinook 3 M60 MG 35
US Army Bell AH-1G Cobra Gunship 2 7.62 mm miniguns, 2.75 in rockets, 40 mm Grenade Launcher nil
Australian Fixed Wing Aircraft Payload or Speed Speed
C130 A Hercules Transport
C130 E Hercules
DHC-4 Caribou Mk 1
B20 Canberra Twin Engine Jet Bomber 2 10 x 500 lb bombs or 6 1000 lb bombs
Cessna 180 - Single Engine 1 FAC - Recon
Cessna - 01 - on loan from US 1 FAC

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Last modified: June 05, 1998