Military Factory

Man-Portable Anti-Aircraft Weapons

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/5/2015

Because threats from above require protection from below.

There are a total of (22) Man-Portable Anti-Aircraft Weapons in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Whole-system anti-aircraft weapons (vehicular) can be found here. Anti-Aircraft Guns can be found here.

The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It fires a massive 23mm pro...
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The BREN Light Machine Gun was the standard light machine gun of the British Army and Commonwealth forces throughout World Wa...
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Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M2 heavy machine gun serie...
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DShK Model 1938
The Soviet DShK Model 1938 heavy machine gun was developed to a Red Army requirement prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) to repl...
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General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
The FIM-92 Stinger is a portable, lightweight anti-aircraft defense system currently in service with the United States milita...
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General Dynamics FIM-43 Redeye
The FIM-43 "Redeye" was a man-portable anti-aircraft missile launcher requiring only a single crewmember to operate it. Desig...
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Kord-12.7mm (HMG)
The Kord Heavy Machine Gun is the latest in the long line of excellent Soviet/Russian heavy machine guns dating back to the d...
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Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34)
After World War 1 (1914-1918), the Treaty of Versailles forbade the Germans in developing or manufacturing any important war-...
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Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
As excellent as the multi-role MG34 machine gun of 1936 was to become, it became painfully apparent to German authorities tha...
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The Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) was a relatively late Cold War-era indigenous development for the Chinese military. The t...
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NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Army forces. The system was ...
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SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3
Due to the limited capabilities of its preceding 9K32 "Strela-2" (NATO: SA-7 "Grail") anti-aircraft missile system, the Sovie...
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SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1
The 9K310 "Igla-1" (NATO: SA-16 "Gimlet") was designed, developed and produced alongside the improved, and technologically su...
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SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla
The SA-18 (NATO: "Grouse"), formally recognized by the Russian Army as 9K38 "Igla", is a modern man-portable, shoulder-fired ...
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SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S
The culmination of missile design work by Soviet engineers in the 1950s and 1960s became the 9K338 "Igla-S" (NATO: SA-24 "Gri...
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SA-7 (Grail) / 9K32 Strela-2
The SA-7 (NATO designation of "Grail" or Soviet designation of "Strela-2") is a MANPAD system - a portable shoulder launched ...
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Thales Blowpipe
Advances in aircraft prompted the machine gun to be pressed into action as an anti-aircraft measure followed by automatic can...
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Type 92 Shiki Kikanju (HMG)
The Type 92 Shiki Kikanju Heavy Machine Gun was utilized as the standard heavy machine gun by the Imperial Japanese Army duri...
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Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1)
Like most other medium support machine systems born around the turn of the century, the British Vickers Medium Machine Gun or...
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