Weapons Used By MARCOS

MARCOS Weapons

MARCOS are Special Forces Unit of the Indian Navy. Formed in 1987, MARCOS are one of the most deadliest Special forces unit in the World. MARCOS is short for MARINE COMMANDOS.

MARCOS are expert in conducting special operations such as Amphibious warfare, Close Quarter Combat Counter-terrorism, Direct action, Special reconnaissance, Unconventional warfare, Hostage rescue, Personnel recovery, Combat search and rescue, Asymmetric warfare, Foreign internal defence, Counter proliferation, Amphibious reconnaissance including Hydrographic reconnaissance.

Many don’t know that MARCOS are amongst the few Special Forces Unit in the World who can parachute into open water with Full Combat Load.

The MARCOS are trained in every kind of weapon and instruments, from knives and crossbows to sniper rifles, handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns and bare hands. Being divers, they can reach hostile shores swimming underwater.

Weapons used by MARCOS

Pistol :

1. Pistol Auto 9mm 1A

Firing Mode – Semi-Automatic

Caliber – 9×19mm Parabellum

Country of Origin – India

Magazine Capacity – 13 Round

Effective Range – 50 m

2. Beretta 92S

Firing Mode – Semi-Automatic

Caliber – 9×21mm IMI

Country of Origin – Italy

Magazine Capacity – 17 Round

Effective Range – 50 m

Sub-machine Guns :

1. Heckler & Koch MP5

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Three Round burst

Caliber – 9×19mm Parabellum

Country of Origin – Germany

Magazine Capacity – 15 or 30 Rounds

Effective Range -200 m

2. SAF Carbine 2A1

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 9×19mm Parabellum

Country of Origin – United Kingdom

Magazine Capacity – 34 Rounds

Effective Range -200-230 m

Assault Rifles :

1. IMI Tavor TAR-21

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 550 m

2. IMI GTAR-21

GTAR

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds/ 1 Under Barrel Grenade in Chamber

Effective Range – 500 m

3. AKMS

AKMS

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×39mm M43

Country of Origin – Soviet Union (Now Russia)

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 250-350 m

4. Ak-103

Firing Mode – Full Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×39mm

Country of Origin – Russia

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 500 m

5. APS Underwater Rifle

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic

Caliber – 5.66×39mm MPS

Country of Origin – Soviet Union/Russia

Magazine Capacity –  26 Rounds

Effective Range – 30 m at depth 5 m/20 m at depth 20 m/11 m at depth 40 m/100 m in the air

Sniper Rifle :

1. IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)

galil

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×51mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  25 Rounds

Effective Range – 500-800 m

2. Heckler & Koch MSG90

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×51mm NATO

Country of Origin – Germany

Magazine Capacity – 5 or 20-round

Effective Range – 800 m

3. Sako Tikka T3 TAC

Sako Tikka T3 TAC

 

Firing Mode – Bolt Action

Caliber – .223 Remington/.308 Winchester

Country of Origin – Finland

Magazine Capacity – 6 round

Effective Range – 800-2000 m

Machine Guns :

1. IMI Negev

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  150 Rounds

Effective Range – 300-1000 m

2. FN MG 2A1

Firing Mode – Full Automatic

Caliber –7.62×51mm NATO

Country of Origin – Belgium

Magazine Capacity –  50 Rounds

Effective Range – 800-1800 m

Launcher Fired Weapons

1. Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle (RCL MK 3)

Type – Recoilless Rifle

Origin – Sweden/India

Role – Anti-Armor, Anti-Fortification,Anti-Personnel, Illumination

Rate of Fire -6 rounds per Minute

Effective Firing Range – 150- 1000 m

2. Shipon

Shipon Launcher MARCOS

Type – Rocket launcher

Origin – USA

Role – Anti-Armor, Anti-Fortification

Rate of Fire – N/A

Effective Firing Range – 100- 600 m

3. AGS-17

Type – Automatic Grenade Launcher

Origin – Soviet Union/Russia

Role – Heavy Infantry Support Weapon

Rate of Fire – 400 rounds per Minute

Effective Firing Range – 1700 m

4. 9K38 Igla

Type – Man-Portable Air-Defense Systems (MANPADS)

Origin – Soviet Union/Russia

Role – Surface to Air Missile (SAM) and Launch System

Operational Range – 5.2 km

Flight ceiling – 3.5 km (11,000 ft)

Speed – 570 m/s (Mach 1.9)