We'll Show You the Weapon, You Tell Us Which Military Unit Uses It

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

We'll Show You the Weapon, You Tell Us Which Military Unit Uses It
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About This Quiz

Are you ready to lock and load?

Weapons are by no means a new concept to humans. From the dawn of humanity, people have realized that there are better ways to cause damage than simply using their fists. From simple things like hurling stones at enemies or throwing sharp objects to hunting animals, humans have been making use of weapons for survival for thousands of years. In fact, winning a battle used to simply be a case of who had the bigger stick to swing and who was stronger. However, as time has gone by, technology has progressed and become more sophisticated, and this is also true for weapons as well. 

Metalworking brought durable swords and shields, carpentry brought catapults and trebuchets and gunpowder brought muskets and cannons. Nowadays, militaries have transcended from these weapons of the past. We are now in the age of fully automatic firearms, state-of-the-art fighter jets, and explosives that could potentially level entire neighborhoods. In this quiz, we won't simply as you to identify the weapons that we show you. Instead, we'll be taking it up a notch and testing your knowledge of the military units that primarily make use of these weapons. Let's see if you know your SEALs from your SpecOps!

Remington Model 870 US This is a picture of which military unit’s weapon?
US Coast Guard
The M870, which is also known by its full name; the Remington Model 870, is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company. It is primarily used by the US Coast Guard and by law enforcement organizations around the world.
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
US Army Rangers

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M27 IAR Infantry Automatic Rifle marine corp Which military unit’s weapon is showcased in this picture?
US Army
US Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps
The M27 IAR Infantry Automatic Rifle is a lightweight, magazine-fed, select-fire weapon that is actually based on the Heckler & Koch HK416. It is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
Joint Special Operations Command

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Mk 3 knife Navy This is an image of which military unit’s weapon?
US Air Force
US Army
US Coast Guard
US Navy SEALs
The Mk 3 knife is notable for being the standard knife for the US Navy and Navy SEALs. It is also used by officers of Special Duties Unit and Counter Terrorism Response Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force.

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M1014 Benelli M4 Super 90 Which military unit’s weapon is showcased in this photo?
US Special Operations Command
US Coast Guard
US Army
The M1014, also known as the Benelli M4 Super 90, is a semi-automatic shotgun that is manufactured by the Italian company, Benelli Armi SpA. It is notably used by both the US Army and the US Marine Corps.
Joint Special Operations Command

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Mk 16 Mod 0  FN SCAR-L Do you know the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this photo?
US Naval Special Warfare
US Army Rangers
The Mk 16 Mod 0 is a gas-operated, self-loading rifle with a rotating bolt that is used primarily by the US Army Rangers. It is also known as the FN SCAR – Fabrique Nationale Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle.
US Navy SEALs
US Special Operations Command

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XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement What is the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this photo?
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
US Naval Special Warfare
US Army
The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement is an airburst grenade launcher that is actually derived from the older XM29 OICW. This devastating weapon is most often seen being used by members of the US Army.

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M16A3 Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Coast Guard
US Navy SEALs
The M16A3 is notable for actually being a modified version of the M16A2. It is primarily seen being used by the U.S. Navy SEALs and Seabees.
US Special Operations Command
US Army

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SIG Sauer Mk 25 Mod 0 Which military unit’s weapon is this?
US Naval Special Warfare
The SIG Sauer Mk 25 Mod 0 is a handgun that most notably features an anti-corrosion coating that is applied to all external and internal surfaces. It is primarily used by the United States Naval Special Warfare (NAVSPECWAR).
US Army
US Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps

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Glock M007 Which military unit uses the weapon that is in this picture?
US Army
US Marine Corps
The Glock M007 is a specific variant of the Glock 19, a firearm that was already primarily designed for military and law enforcement. The Glock M007 is used by the US Marine Corps and the United States Special Operations Command.
Joint Special Operations Command
US Air Force

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M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System Do you know the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
US Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps
Joint Special Operations Command
US Army
The M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System is an under-barrel shotgun attachment for the M16/M4 family of United States military firearms. It is notably utilized by the United States Army.

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M202 FLASH Which military unit uses the weapon in this photo?
US Coast Guard
US Army
The M202 FLASH is an American rocket launcher that is referred to fully as the M202 FLame Assault SHoulder Weapon. It is currently used by the United States Army and the Republic of Korea Army.
US Marine Corps
US Air Force

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Mk 17 Mod 0 Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
US Special Operations Command
The Mk 17 Mod 0 is a variant of the FN SCAR – Fabrique Nationale Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle. It is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.
US Marine Corps
US Air Force
Joint Special Operations Command

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Glock Mk 28 Mod 0 Which military unit uses the weapon is in this image?
US Air Force
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
The Glock Mk 28 Mod 0 is a variation of the Glock 17 pistol. The Glock Mk 28 Mod 0 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.
US Army

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SIG_SAUER_P229R_DAK Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this photo?
US Army
US Coast Guard
The SIG Sauer P229R DAK is a compact firearm often used for duty or concealed carry purposes. The SIG Sauer P229R DAK is primarily used by the United States Coast Guard.
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command

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Glock Mk 26 Mod 0 What is the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Army Rangers
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
The Glock Mk 26 Mod 0 is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol. The Glock Mk 26 Mod 0 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.
US Army

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M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol Do you know the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Marine Corps
US Army
US Air Force
US Special Operations Command
The M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol is a variation of the MEU(SOC) pistol that features a dual recoil spring system. The M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.

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M79 Grenade launcher What is the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
US Navy SEALs
US Coast Guard
US Army
The M79 Grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher. The M79 Grenade launcher is primarily used by the US Army Special Forces and the United States Navy SEALs.
Joint Special Operations Command

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HK_417 Which military unit uses the weapon that is showcased here?
US Special Operations Command
The HK417 is a battle rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. The HK417 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.
US Naval Special Warfare
US Army Rangers
US Army

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Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Can you correctly name the military unit that uses this weapon?
US Navy SEALs
US Army Rangers
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
The Heckler & Koch Mk 23 is a is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol. The Heckler & Koch Mk 23 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.

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Ka-Bar combat knife Which military unit uses the weapon that is showcased in this image?
US Marine Corps
The Ka-Bar combat knife was first produced in 1942 and contemporary versions are still being used to this day. The Ka-Bar combat knife is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
US Army
US Special Operations Command
US Army Rangers

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HK_Heckler & Koch P11 What is the name of military unit that uses the weapon?
US Army
US Marine Corps
US Navy SEALs
US Special Operations Command
The Heckler & Koch P11 is an underwater pistol that was originally developed in 1976. The Heckler & Koch P11 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.

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OKC-3S bayonet Do you recognize the military unit that uses the weapon?
US Army Rangers
US Marine Corps
The OKC-3S bayonet is a service bayonet for the M16 family of rifles. The OKC-3S bayonet is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps and replaced the M7 bayonet.
US Air Force
US Special Operations Command

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M18 Colored Smoke Grenade This is a picture of which military unit’s weapon?
US Naval Special Warfare
US Air Force
US Marine Corps
US Army
The M18 Colored Smoke Grenade is a canister–type grenade that is used for signaling, screening, or marking landing zones. The M18 Colored Smoke Grenade is primarily used by the US Army.

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Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle Which military unit’s weapon is showcased in this picture?
US Navy SEALs
US Coast Guard
The Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle is a selective fire military designated marksman rifle. The Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle is primarily used by the US Army and the United States Coast Guard.
US Marine Corps
US Air Force

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Beretta M9A1 Which military unit uses the weapon that is showcased in this photo?
US Marine Corps
The Beretta M9A1 is an updated version of the popular Beretta M9 that was developed in 2006. The Beretta M9A1 is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
US Army
US Air Force
US Special Operations Command

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M203 Grenade launcher Do you know the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this photo?
US Coast Guard
US Air Force
US Army
The M203 Grenade launcher is a single-shot 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher that is designed to be attached to a rifle. The M203 Grenade launcher is primarily used by the United States Army.
US Special Operations Command

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Glock Mk 29 Mod 0 Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command
The Glock Mk 29 Mod 0 is an altered version of the Glock 17 that features a slightly shorter slide and barrel. The Glock Mk 29 Mod 0 is primarily used by the United States Special Operations Command.
US Air Force
US Army

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Heckler & Koch MP7A1 Which military unit that uses this weapon?
Joint Special Operations Command
The Heckler & Koch MP7A1 is a submachine gun that is chambered for the HK 4.6×30mm cartridge. The Heckler & Koch MP7A1 is primarily used by the Joint Special Operations Command.
US Army
US Marine Corps
US Special Operations Command

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M16A4 Which military unit uses the weapon in this picture?
US Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps
The M16A4 is the fourth generation of the M16 series. The M16A4 is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army.
US Coast Guard

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M141 SMAW-D Do you know the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
US Air Force
US Army
The M141 SMAW-D is a single-shot, shoulder-launched assault weapon that is designed to be a "bunker buster". The M141 SMAW-D is primarily used by the US Army and United States Marine Corps.
US Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command

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M16A2 Which military unit uses the weapon in this photo?
US Special Operations Command
US Navy SEALs
Joint Special Operations Command
US Air Force
The M16A2 is a rifle that was once prevalent in the US Marine Corps, but it has since then been phased out for newer models. The M16A2 is now primarily used by the United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard and the United States Army.

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M38 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle 1 Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
Joint Special Operations Command
US Army
US Marine Corps
The M38 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle is an infantry automatic rifle that is actually an updated version of the M27. The M38 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
US Naval Special Warfare

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M3 MAAWS Which military unit uses the weapon in this image?
Joint Special Operations Command
US Navy SEALs
US Special Operations Command
US Army
The M3 MAAWS is formally known as the M3 Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-tank Weapon System; an anti-tank recoilless rifle. The M3 MAAWS is primarily used by the US Army.

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M136 AT4 Can you identify the military unit that uses the weapon in this photo?
US Naval Special Warfare
US Army
The M136 AT4 is an unguided and portable, single-shot recoilless anti-tank weapon. The M136 AT4 is primarily used by the US Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force.
US Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command

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Strider SMF What is the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Naval Special Warfare
US Special Operations Command
US Army Rangers
US Marine Corps
The Strider SMF is a framelock folding knife that is notable for being the first tactical folding knife that was issued within the US Marine Corps. The Strider SMF is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.

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M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle Do you know the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this image?
US Marine Corps
The M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated marksman rifle that is actually a modified version of the M14. The M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
US Coast Guard
US Naval Special Warfare
US Army

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Colt RO635 SMG What is the name of the military unit that uses the weapon in this picture?
US Special Operations Command
US Army
US Marine Corps
The Colt RO635 SMG is a 9×19mm Parabellum submachine gun. The Colt RO635 SMG is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps.
US Coast Guard

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Heckler & Koch Mk 24 Mod 0 Which military unit uses the weapon that is showcased here?
US Naval Special Warfare
The Heckler & Koch Mk 24 Mod 0 is a semi-automatic pistol that is actually a variant of the Heckler & Koch HK45. The Heckler & Koch Mk 24 Mod 0 is primarily used by the United States Naval Special Warfare.
US Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps
US Coast Guard

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M72_LAW Can you correctly name the military unit that uses this weapon?
US Army
US Special Operations Command
US Marine Corps
The M72 LAW is a portable one-shot, unguided anti-tank weapon. The M72 LAW is primarily used by the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force.
US Coast Guard

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