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This article covers the weapons and equipment used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps. The USCM has access to a wide range of state of the art military technology, from personal small arms and body armor to armored vehicles and interstellar spacecraft.

Note that only standard issue equipment and service weapons are listed here; non-standard equipment, such as personal firearms (e.g. Corporal Hicks' Ithaca Model 37 pump action shotgun), are not included.

Personal Armor and Equipment

Body armor

Helmets

Load-bearing equipment

  • IMP (Individual Marine Pack)

Camouflage clothing

Environment suits

Aerial mobility

Tools

Personnel Weapon Systems

"Hey, Ripley, don't worry. Me and my squad of ultimate badasses will protect you! Check it out. Independently targeting particle beam phalanx. Vwap! Fry half a city with this puppy... We got tactical smart missiles, phase plasma Pulse Rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball-breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks..."
―Pvt. Hudson, regarding the USCM's arsenal (from Aliens Special Edition)
The United States Colonial Marine Corps has access to state-of-the-art weapons, including orbital assault vehicles and armor support.

Mêlée weapons

Small arms

Pistols

Machine pistols

Submachine guns

Carbines

Assault rifles

Battle rifles

Sniper rifles

Shotguns

Light weapons

Machine guns

Anti-materiel rifles

Railguns

Hand grenades

Grenade launchers

Mortars

Anti-tank weapons

Portable anti-air weapons

Land mines

Sentry guns

Prototype weapon systems

Flamethrowers

Electroshock weapons

  • 21S Arc Round launcher
  • G2 Electroshock Grenade
  • Electrolaser

DEWs (Directed-energy weapons)

  • M78 PIG
  • XM99A Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle
  • Electrolaser

Chemical weapons

Radiological weapons

  • M57D 'Dirty' Smartgun

Other weapon systems

Emplaced Weapons

CIWS

Turrets

Organic support weapons

Area-defence

Command-level support assets

ASATs (Anti-satellite weapons)

Area-defence

Military Vehicles and Aerospacecraft

Combat vehicles

Light attack vehicles

APCs (Armored personnel carriers)

Command vehicles

Tanks

Mortar carriers

Self-propelled artillery

Powered exoskeletons

VTOL vehicles

Military aerospacecraft

Dedicated re-entry vehicles

Strikeships

Gunships

Fighter aircraft

Dropships

Lift shuttles

  • Heavy-lift shuttle[1]

Scout ships

Interstellar Spacecraft

Re-entry capable

Emergency escape vehicles

Troop transports

Orbital (non re-entry capable)

Rapid-response combat ships

Attack transports

Other military starships

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 40 (1995), Boxtree Ltd..
  2. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 127 (1995), Boxtree Ltd..

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