SWCC share many of the same weapons and equipment as their SEAL brothers. Below is a list of specialized weapons and equipment mostly pertaining to the SWCC community. Enjoy!
SWCC Weapons and Gear
The GAU-17/A is a variant of the M134 7.62mmx51mm Minigun. Six rotating barrels and an electrically-powered feed system, the GAU-17/A is capable of up to 4000 rounds-per-minute and is a great area weapon used to suppress enemy fire in the case of needing to buy a few minutes of time during a Hot extract.
The Browning M2 is an air cooled, belt fed machine gun. The M2 fires from the closed bolt position. The M2 fires the .50 BMG cartridge, which offers a max effective range of 2000 yards, accuracy and an excellent fire suppression weapon at 1200 Rounds Per Minute.
The M60 is a gas operated, air cooled, belt-fed, automatic machine gun that fires from the open-bolt position and is chambered for the 7.62 mm cartridge. It has a max effective range of 1000 yards at ~2800 feet per second.
Mk19 Automatic Grenade Launcher. The primary ammunition for Mk 19 is the high explosive dual-purpose M430 grenade. Upon impact, the grenade can kill anyone within the radius of five meters, and wound them within the radius of 15 meters.
The FN SCAR STD assault rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber and is fitted with a standard 16″ barrel.
The operator can replace the standard barrel with a short 13″ barrel for close quarter combat in less than five minutes. The rifle is then called SCAR®-H CQC.
The FN SCAR CQC assault rifle can be fitted with the FN40 grenade launcher mounted on the lower rail of the rifle, for additional firepower.
The SCAR CQC assault rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber and is fitted with a short 13″ barrel for close quarter combat.
The operator can replace the short barrel with a standard 16″ barrel in less than five minutes if the mission requires engagement at longer distances.
The M4 and its variants fire 5.56mm rounds and are gas operatted, air-cooled, magazine fed (some full auto) weapons. They are still in use but have been mainly replaced by the FN SCAR series.
HK MK23 is one of the most thoroughly tested handguns in history, the MK23/Mark 23 project originated in 1991 when HK began development for the U.S. Special Operations Command, the organization that directs the activities of America’s most elite military units, including the Navy SEALs and the Army Special Forces.
Smith & Wesson 686 .357. This is an excellent 7 shot revolver that is used primarily for Over The Beach or Dive Operations for its reliability in and out of the water.
The SIG SAUER P226 is the pistol that set the standard by which all other combat handguns are measured. Designed as SIG’s entrant in the military trials to replace the 1911, today the P226 is in use by the Federal agents, and numerous law enforcement agencies including the Texas Rangers, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Michigan State Police to name a few. The exceptional ergonomics and balance make this full-size pistol easy to handle. It’s longer barrel yields better ballistic performance and accuracy. The P226 Navy is identical to the pistol carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs-the fleet’s special warfare operators. The railed P226 chambered in 9mm and engraved with an anchor on the left side of the slide is the official sidearm of the SEALs.
The Mark V has the capacity to carry sixteen fully equipped SEALs to missions 500 miles (800 km) away from where they are based. They ride on seats that are designed for maximum comfort and shock mitigation in high seas or heavy maneuvering, and allow occupants to either stand or sit. With a beam of 17½ feet, the craft has enough room to carry four CRRC’s with six outboard motors (2 spares) and fuel, to deploy forces from a clandestine distance. The ramp on the stern allows SEAL teams to ride their CRRC’s right up the stern of the boat, for fast extraction and insertion.
- Length = 81′ 2″
- Speed = About 45 knots
- Range = About 500 nautical miles
- GAU-17 Minigun
- M60 7.62 mm
- Twin M2HB .50 cal
The Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat (11M RHIB) is a high speed, high buoyancy, extreme weather craft with the primary mission of insertion and extraction of SEAL and other Special Operations personnel from enemy occupied beaches. The RIB hull is made of glass reinforced plastic. The 11-Meter RIB has demonstrated the ability to operate in light-loaded conditions in Sea State 6 and winds of 45 knots. It is fully interoperable with the MK V SOC Combat Boat. General Characteristics
- Length Overall: 36′
- Beam 11’
- Draft: 2′ 11″
- Fuel Capacity: 180 Gallons
- Construction: FRP w/air-filled sponson
- Engines: 470 HP Twin Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
- Waterjets: KaMeWa FF280 Mix
- M60 7.62 mm
- M2HB .50 cal
The Special Operations Craft Riverine (SOC-R) is designed as a high speed boat with ample weapons and equipment capacity. Its primary mission is insertion/extraction of SEALs into a low-to-medium threat environment in a riverine area. Secondary missions include providing fire support, serving as a staging area and reconnaissance platform, acting as a waterborne guard post, and operating as an interdiction or Search and Rescue (SAR) craft. The SOC-R is quick and maneuverable, with a shallow draft, and can operate in a coastal environment as well as waterways that are located well inland. It’s large capacity allows forces to conduct extended operations. General Characteristics:
- Length Overall: 33′
- Draft: 2′
- Fuel Capacity: 190 Gallons
- Construction: Aluminum Hull w/FRP accessories
- Engines: 440 Twin Yanmar 6LY2M-STE Diesels
- Waterjets: Hamilton HJ292
- Top Speed: 40+ Knots
- Range: 195+ NM
- GAU-17 Minigun
- M60 7.62 mm
- M2HB .50 cal