Military platforms. These are usually mobile entities which can carry military equipment such as Weapons and communications equipment. Often, as with a tank outfitted with a gun, a MilitaryPlatform carrying some Weapon comprises a WeaponSystem.
Vehicle is the subclass of TransportationDevices that transport passengers or goods from one place to another by moving from one place to the other with them, e.g., cars, trucks, ferries, and airplanes. Contrast with devices such as pipelines, escalators, or supermarket checkout belts, which carry items from one place to another by means of a moving part, without the device removing from the origin to the destination.
||AAV||The Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) (official designation AAV-7A1 (formerly known as LVT-7)) is the current amphibious troop transport of the United States Marine Corps and is also operated by other forces. The AAV-7A1 is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle manufactured by FMC Corporation. It is used by USMC Amphibious Assault Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore.|
| ||AH1||The Bell AH-1 Cobra, called the Huey Cobra, Cobra, Sea Cobra, or Snake (depending on the model), is an attack helicopter, designed by Bell Helicopter Textron. It shares a common engine, transmission and rotor system with the UH-1. It is now fully replaced by the AH-64 Apache in US Army service, but upgraded versions continue to fly with US Marine Corps, US Navy and several other users. (from Wikipedia)|
| ||APC||Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are armoured fighting vehicles developed to transport infantry on the battlefield. They usually have only a machine gun although variants carry recoilless rifles, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), or mortars. They are not really designed to take part in a direct-fire battle, but to carry the troops to the battlefield safe from shrapnel and ambush. They may have wheels or tracks. Examples include the American M113 (tracked), M2 Bradley, the British FV 432 (tracked), the French VAB (wheeled), the German Boxer MRAV (wheeled) and the Soviet BTR (wheeled). (from Wikipedia)|
| ||CH46D||The CH-46D Sea Knight helicopter is a medium lift tandem rotor assault helicopter, used by the United States Navy for shipboard delivery of cargo, personnel, and search & rescue. The CH-46E is used by the United States Marine Corps to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Assault Support is its primary function, and the movement of supplies and equipment is secondary. Additional tasks may be assigned, such as combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points, aeromedic evacuation of casualties from the field, and recovery of aircraft and personnel. The CH-46 Sea Knight was first procured in 1960 under the old designation of HRB-1 to meet the medium-lift requirements of the United States Marine Corps in all combat and peacetime environments since that time. The final production version was the CH-46F. In all, 524 H-46s were produced for the Navy and Marine Corps. The last Sea Knight rolled off the assembly line in February of 1971. The fleet is currently being maintained until a suitable replacement is approved. On September 24, 2004 the USN retired the type, seeing it replaced by the MH-60 Seahawk. The USMC is replacing its CH-46s with the V-22 Osprey. The first V-22 squadron, HMM-263, will be stood up in March of 2006 and renamed VMM-263. The replacement process is expected to continue through the other medium helicopter squadrons, into 2014. (from Wikipedia)|
| ||CH53E||Designated S-80E internally by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, the Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion, and the Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon are the largest and heaviest helicopters in the United States military. The base model CH-53E serves both the Navy and Marines in the heavy lift transport role. It is capable of lifting heavy equipment including the 8 wheeled LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle (but not the U.S. Army Stryker, which is too heavy), the M198 155mm Howitzer with ammunition and crew, and can recover all other Marine corps aircraft except for the KC-130. The less common MH-53E fills the Navy's need for long range mine sweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions. It features enlarged side mounted fuel sponsons and is rigged for towing its mine sweeping sled from high above the dangerous naval mines. Currently under development is the CH-53K, formerly known as the Heavy Lift Replacement, which will be equipped with three 6000 shp-class turboshaft engines. (from Wikipedia)|
| ||Harrier2||The Harrier II is a family of second generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) jet aircraft of the late 20th century. They were developed from the earlier Hawker-Siddeley Harriers, are primarily used for light attack or multi-role tasks, and are almost all operated from small aircraft carriers. Versions of it are used primarily by NATO countries, and also by India. (from Wikipedia)|
| ||LCAC||The air cushioned landing craft, or fully amphibious landing craft, is a more modern variation on the amphibious landing boat. These craft are based on small to mid sized multi-purpose hovercraft, also known as 'over the beach' ('OTB') craft. This allows troops and material to access more than 70% of the world's coastline, while only approximately 15% of that coastline is available to conventional landing craft. Typical barriers to conventional landing craft are soft sandy beaches, marshes, swampland, and loose surfaces. Air cushion technology has vastly increased the landing capability of the craft, providing greater speed and flexibility over traditional landing craft. Like the mechanized landing craft, they are usually equipped with mounted machine guns, although they also support grenade launchers and heavy weapons. These vehicles are commonly used in the United States Navy, which first received them in 1984, the Russian Navy, and some other modern fighting forces, such as the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. Forces that may use the LCAC may include The Royal Marines. (from Wikipedia) |
| ||MilitaryAircraft||Any Aircraft which is made for a MilitaryOrganization. This includes fighters, Bombers, attack helicopters, etc.|
| ||MilitarySupportVehicle||Vehicles meant to be used for support, rather than combat in a military context.|
| ||MilitaryTank||A MilitaryVehicle that moves along the ground on treaded wheels and that contains a large cannon.|