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Mission 18 - Weapons and Vehicles
al Qaeda: The Battle for Mosul
 Friendly Forces
M24 sniper rifle
The M24, a bolt-action, six-shot repeater, was rolled out by the US Army in 1988. Its stock is made of Kevlar, graphite, and fiberglass, and a bipod can be attached for increased stability.
M67 Fragmentation grenade
This is designed to be thrown about 40 meters and explode into fragments with a kill radius of 5 meters, and a casualty-producing radius of 15 meters.
M16A2 Assault rifle
M16A2 Assault rifle
The M16A2 is the standard issue for the US Army. With a heavier, firmer barrel than its predecessor, the M16A1, the A2 allows for the firing of NATO standard SS 109 type (M855) ammunition, also used with M249 Squad Automatic Weapons (SAWs).
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle (Stryker)
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle (Stryker)
One of the configurations of the Stryker Light Armored Vehicle III, the ATGM uses a two-tube launcher with a TOW missile that can blast through a concrete bunker. Another variant uses a 105 mm cannon, the same kind of gun tube on the M-1 Abrams. The vehicles can also be used for reconnaissance of NBC weapons.
Javelin Antitank Missile
Javelin Antitank Missile
A man-portable, fire-and-forget, antitank missile that can be used by infantry to stop armored combat vehicles cold. With a range of 2,500 yards and infrared system, it can even target helicopters.
M120 120mm Mortar
M120 120mm Mortar
Although the M120 requires a truck or tracked carrier to move it, it still weighs much less than a field artillery piece and packs excellent explosive power. Using a horseshoe-shaped "cheese charge" to propel it from the tube, it ran reach targets up to 7,000 yards away.
M224 60mm Lightweight Company Mortar System (LWCMS)
M224 60mm Lightweight Company Mortar System (LWCMS)
Ideally suited to support airborne, air assault, mountain, ranger, and Special Operations Forces, the M224 is a smooth-bore, muzzle-loading weapon with a high angle of fire. It can be drop-fired or specially fitted with a lightweight baseplate and trigger-fired. It has a spring recoil system to absorb the shock of firing.
 Enemy
AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle
AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle
Durable and widely available, the AK-47 is a Russian 7.62mm assault rifle. The AK fires 100 rounds per minute even under extreme conditions such as low temperatures, from moving vehicles, and after being dunked in water, mud, or sand.
RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade launcher
RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade launcher
A shoulder-fired, muzzle-loaded, grenade launcher, the RPG-7 fires a variety of grenades from a 40-mm launch tube. Itís light enough to be fired by one person, but an assistant usually stands to the left of the gunner for protection.
IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are based on conventional military explosives that are readily available around Iraq.
Car bomb
Car bomb
Called Vehicle Borne IEDs (VBIEDs), these are devices that use a vehicle as the container of the device.



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