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- 5"-54 caliber gun : Until the introduction of the 5"-62 caliber gun, the primary medium naval gun of U.S. warships after the Second World War
- 57mm naval gun : An increasingly common light naval dual-purpose gun; modern versions are usually full automatic and thus can deliver a volume of fire equivalent to guns of larger caliber
- 76mm naval gun : As 76mm or 3-inch, this has been a standard light naval dual-purpose gun caliber of many navies; new full automatic weapons with advanced ammunition can be comparable to older medium weapons
- AC-130 : Heavily armed transport aircraft, based on the C-130 Hercules, used to provide air support to special operations forces.
- AC-47 : A cargo aircraft, with a battery of high-volume automatic weapons, for close air support; the prototype of modern fixed-wing gunships such as the AC-130
- AK-47 : The world's most common assault rifle, firing a 7.62mm bullet, but with reduced-power propellant and larger magazines that comparable battle rifles using the same caliber; there are variants that use lighter bullets
- 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
- Autocannon : A magazine-fed cannon that will load and fire continuously until its magazine is empty.
- Battle of Dien Bien Phu : Site in northern Vietnam of a 1954 decisive battle that soon forced France to relinquish control of colonial Indochina.
- Cannon : Sizable crew-served weapons, which fire projectiles through a tube called a barrel.
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- Dragon (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Dual-purpose gun : A artillery piece, now most commonly on ships, which has a sufficiently wide range of aiming angles, fire control, and ammunition that it can engage in two distinctly different type of targeting, such as anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare, or anti-tank warfare and anti-aircraft artillery
- 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.
- 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.
- GAU-8 : The largest full-automatic aircraft cannon in operational use, a 30mm gun on the A-10 Thunderbolt II, optimized to defeat armor
- Grenade : A small explosive charge, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a weapon that can be carried by infantry
- Gun : Either a general term for firearm, or a type of artillery with a relatively long barrel with respect to caliber, giving the projectile a fairly flat trajectory
- Infantry : Soldiers that directly confront the enemy, overcoming them with fire and maneuver while on foot or in specialized vehicles
- M134 (machine gun) : A U.S. medium machine gun, firing 7.62mm ammunition but rotating-barrel and belt-fed as opposed to the more common, but slower firing single barrel machine guns.
- M240 (machine gun) : U.S. and NATO standard medium machine gun, firing NATO 7.62mm ammunition
- M249 (machine gun) : U.S. standard light machine gun, also called the squad automatic weapon, firing 5.56mm ammunition, and is a derivative of the Belgian FN MINIMI (machine gun)
- M60 (machine gun) : A widely used, U.S. designed medium machine gun firing 7.62mm NATO-standard rifle ammunition, but not itself being a NATO standard weapon
- 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
- Naval gunfire support : naval gun, unguided rocket, and guided missile fire from ships, in direct support of ground forces; does not include close air support even if the aircraft fly from ships
- OH-58 Kiowa Warrior : A United States Army helicopter with extensive sensors for surveillance and guiding weapons fired by other air or ground weapons platforms, and also is a light attack helicopter on its own rights.
- Puff, the Magic Dragon (aircraft) : Nickname for the AC-47, the first conversion of a transport aircraft to a ground attack aircraft employing multiple automatic weapons, fired from one side the aircraft to converge on a beaten zone
- 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
- Squad (land forces) : The basic unit of infantry military tactics, composed of 7-13 soldiers, and subdivided into two or more fire teams
- World War II, air war : Air operations in the Second World War
- World War I : Massive international conflict involving the Allies and Central Powers between 1914-1918.