From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- See also changes related to Infantry, or pages that link to Infantry or to this page or whose text .
- Combat arms : In a land military organization, the functions of infantry, units based on armored fighting vehicles, artillery, air, artillery and missile defense, combat engineers, army cooperation aviation and special operations forces. All combat arms units engage in direct contact with enemy personnel or systems.
- Armored fighting vehicle : A military vehicle that is both protected against blast and fragments, and either has offensive weapons or directly supports combat by vehicles with offensive weapons
- Armored personnel carrier : A lightly armed and armored, wheeled or tracked, military vehicle that protects passengers from light weapons and artillery fragments, and delivers them to the battlefield where they fight on foot
- Infantry fighting vehicle : A vehicle intended to carry infantry onto a battlefield, sometimes allowing them to fight from inside and always to dismount and fight on foot; it accompanies dismounts and provides heavier fire support than they can carry
- Military doctrine : The fundamental principles of a military organization.
- Military formation (ground) : The military term for a grouping of units.
- Firearm : Device, often designed to be used as a weapon, which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity, using the energy of gases generated by a controlled explosion.
- Bayonet : Add brief definition or description
- Grenade : A small explosive charge, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a weapon that can be carried by infantry
- Rifle : Primarily a shoulder-filed individual weapon, used for hunting, target shooting, and infantry combat; the term may also apply to larger artillery pieces with rifled barrels that impart stabilizing spin to their projectiles
- AK-47 : Add brief definition or description
- M-1 Garand : Main U.S. infantry rifle of the Second World War, firing a .30 full-power caliber round, semiautomatically, from a clip of 8 cartridges"
- Assault rifle : An individual weapon intended for infantry combat, which fires an intermediate-power cartridge, has a large magazine, and can fire fixed bursts (usually 3 shots) or in full-automatic mode
- Anti-tank missile : A air-to-surface or surface-to-surface missile, optimized to defeat the most heavily armored tanks by such measures as attacking the thinnest armor, or using dual warheads to defeat reactive armor
- M47 Dragon : An obsolete U.S. medium anti-tank missile for infantry use, replaced by the FGM-148 Javelin
- FGM-148 Javelin : A shoulder-fired, "fire and forget" missile using thermal viewing in the control unit and seeker, the missile has selectable pop-up anti-tank and direct fire (i.e., against buildings) flight modes
- Man-portable air defense system : A surface-to-air missile that can be carried and fired by a single soldier.
- 9K31 Strela-1 : A Soviet-designed, mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile, with the NATO reporting name "SA-9 GASKIN"; no longer a first-line Russian weapon, it is deployed on the BRDM armored reconnaissance vehicle chassis.
- FIM-92 Stinger : A second-generation United States Army surface-to-air missile that can be fired from a soldier's shoulder, from vehicle-mounted launchers, and, in an air-to-air missile configuration, from attack helicopters. Uses combined infrared-ultraviolet guidance to resist countermeasures.
- Machine gun : A firearm capable not only of full-automatic fire, but with additional features, such as large ammunition supply mechanisms, barrel cooling or quick-change features, etc., that lets it fire for prolonged periods
- Submachine gun : A firearm that can shoot a pistol cartridge (i.e., less powerful than a rifle cartridge) in full-automatic mode
- PPSh41 : Add brief definition or description
- Squad tactical radio : The designation, in U.S. and many other militaries, for a backpack radio assigned to squads of 9-13 soldiers, used for tactical coordination over a range of approximately 5 miles/8 kilometers; subsequent generations are more rugged, secure, and more power-efficient
- Intra-squad radio : Short-range radios, of varying levels of capability, intended to be issued to every infantry soldier and used for communication among members of a squad; newer versions provide real-time location information as well as hands-free voice
- Laser designator : A device that puts a distinctive, usually invisible, pattern of laser energy on an object, for purposes such as designating the target of a laser-guided bomb
- Paratroop : A subset of air assault military forces, which arrive at a tactical objective by deliberately parachuting from aircraft
- Naval infantry : Personnel assigned to naval ships, who are qualified to engage in combat using individual weapons, against enemy personnel on land or on ships that were boarded
- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Amphibious Ready Group : A group of amphibious warfare ships that can carry a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or U.K. Royal Marine Commando
- Royal Marines : Naval infantry of the United Kingdom; a brigade-sized force of long experience in amphibious warfare
- United States Marine Corps : A branch of the United States Armed Forces, with primary responsibilities as naval infantry and in amphibious warfare, are organized in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces capable of serving as up to corps headquarters with integrated close air support
- Mountain warfare : Add brief definition or description
- Future Combat Systems : An cancelled development program,including a variety of military systems, including armored fighting vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, artillery, precision guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles; was an evolutionary step in the restructuring of the United States Army and tailored to the brigade combat team organizational structure but will continue partially in the Brigade Combat Team Modernization
- Restructuring of the United States Army : A major doctrinal and organization redesign of the United States Army, with its chief feature being moving from the division to the Brigade Combat Team and new supporting brigade structures as the basic Unit of Action
- Starship Troopers (book) : Perhaps best recognized for its portrayal of future infantry using powered exoskeleton suits dropped from space, this book, by Robert A. Heinlein, was the first to make the professional reading list of all four U.S. military services, with its insights into military discipline, motivation and command. The movie version shares little besides the title; there are no serious plot similarities