Weapons

From Canadian Army

Learn about the weapons used by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members during training and operations. Find out how each weapon is used in combat.  Read about each weapon's design and ammunition.

Browning M2 .50-Cal. Heavy Machine Gun

Can fire armour-piercing tracer ammunition from armoured vehicles or the ground.

Browning 9-mm Pistol

Made for close-quarter combat, it is semi-automatic, recoil-operated, and magazine-fed.

C3A1 7.62-mm Sniper Rifle

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Can deliver highly accurate fire at a target up to 800 metres away.

C3 105-mm Howitzer

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Can fire extended range munitions up to 18 kilometres and is manually operated, single-loaded and air-cooled.

C6 7.62-mm Medium Machine Gun

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Fires up to 1100 rounds per minute and can be carried by soldiers or mounted on armoured vehicles.

C7A2 5.56-mm Automatic Rifle

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Capable of single or automatic fire, this is the personal weapon used by the CAF.

C8A3 Carbine Rifle

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Similar to the C7A2, it has an additional holographic sighting system for close combat.

C9A2 Light Machine Gun

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Primarily used for infantry support, it is solely capable of full automatic fire.

M777 Lightweight 155-mm Towed Howitzer

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Lighter, smaller, yet more powerful than any gun of its kind, this weapon is also highly accurate.

81-mm Mortar

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Fires mortar bombs in a high-arching trajectory, allowing it to support troops while remaining behind cover.

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