ARMAMENTS

23th January 2014

1866 - 1873
7th Cavalry Regiment

1860 44.cal. Colt revolver (Percussion cap and ball)
1858 44 cal. Remington revolver (percussion cap and ball)
1871 percussion cap models were being converted for use with metallic cartridges .45
Spencer repeating rifle 56. Cal. (rim fire)

1873-1898
7th Cavalry Regiment
1873 Model 1873 Springfield carbine, 45/70 cal. (modified several times)
1873 45. Cal. Colt Army Revolver (Single Action Army)

1898 - 1903
7th Cavalry Regiment
1898 30/40 Krag-Jorganson carbine (The army's first smokeless cartridge)
1895 Colt DA 1895 Revolver in 38 Long Colt cal.

1903 - 1942
7th Cavalry Regiment

1903 Springfield rifle in 30/06 cal.
1911 Colt
.45 Cal Pistol
1918 Browning automatic rifle in 30/06 caliber



1942 - 1957
7th Cavalry Regiment
* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M1 Rifle and M1 Carbine
* M7 = Grenade Launcher for M1
* M3 = Shell to fire Grenade Launcher, M7
* Mark I [Hand Grenade] impact type fuse
* Mark IIIA-1 [Hand Grenade] M10A3 fuse.
* M1 or M1905E1 Bayonet Korean War (1950-53)
* M5 Bayonet 1954
* M = BAR Browning .30 Automatic Rifle
* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun air-cooled
* QUAD-. 50 Cal Machine Guns M2
* LMG = Light machine Gun .30 Cal air-cooled
* HMG = 1917A-1 Heavy machine Gun .30 Cal water cooled
* 2.36" Rocket Launcher
* 3. 5" Rocket Launcher
* M18 = 57mm Recoilless Rifle (October 1952)
* M20 = 75mm Recoilless Rifle (November 1952)
* M27 = 105mm Recoilless Rifle (March 1954)
* 60mm = mortars
* 81mm = mortars
* 4.2" mortars

* M38 Jeep
* M26 Tank [70th Tank Company]


1957 - 1965
1-7 Battle Group 7th cavalry      NEED INFORMATION

2nd Reconnaissance Squadron 7th cavalry
M1911A1, M1, M14,M76, M3A1, M2, LMG, HMG, M67, M8, M151,
M41, M48, then M60, 3 x OH-13's..

3rd Reconnaissance Squadron 7th cavalry
M1911A1, M1, M14,M76, M3A1, M2, LMG, HMG, M67, M8, M151,
M41, M48, then M60, 3 x OH-13's..

4th Reconnaissance Squadron 7th cavalry
M1911A1, M1, M14,M76, M3A1, M2, LMG, HMG, M67, M8, M151,
M41, M48, then M60, 3 x OH-13's..

* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M1 = Rifle
* M3 = Shell to fire Grenade Launcher, M1
* M5 Bayonet
* M3A1 = 45 Cav Submachine Gun
* M14 = 7.62 mm Rifle
* M76 =
Grenade Launcher for M14
* M64 = Shell to fire Grenade Launcher M76
* M6 = Bayonet
* M79 = 40mm Grenade Launcher
* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* LMG = Light machine Gun
* HMG = 1917A-1 Heavy machine Gun
* 81mm = mortars
* 4.2" mortars
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle July (1965)
* M40A2 =106mm Rifle, Recoilless (March 1959)
* M 18 = Claymore mines


* M38 = Jeep
* M151 = Jeep
* M59 APC, Twin engines, GMC Model 302; 6 cylinder.
* M84 Mortar Carrier
* M41 = Tank
* M48 = Tank
* M60 = Tank MBT
* OH-13 = Observation Helicopter


1965 --- 1970
1st Battalion 7th Cavaly, Vietnam 1CD
M1911A1, M79, M16, M203, M60, M2, 4.2", M72, M67
M18, M274, M151,


2nd Battalion 7th Cavaly, Vietnam 1CD
M1911A1, M79, M16, M203, M60, M2, 4.2", M72, M67
M18, M274, M151,


5th Battalion 7th Cavaly, Vietnam 1CD
M1911A1, M79, M16, M203, M60, M2, 4.2", M72, M67
M18, M274, M151,


3rd Squadron 7th Cavalry, 3ID
M1911A1, M3, M14, M79, M60, M2, M72, M67, M18, M3A1
M151, M60 MBT, M114, M113, M577, M901 ITV, M106 4.2", UHIB, OH13


4th Squadron 7th Cavalry , 2ID
M1911A1, M3, M14, M79, M60, M2, M72, M67, M18, M3A1
M151, M60 MBT, M114, M113, M577, M901 ITV, M106 4.2", UHIB, OH13



* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* M14 = 7.62 mm Rifle
* M76 = Grenade Launcher for M14
* M64 = Shell to fire Grenade Launcher M76
* M72 = LAW
* M79 = 40mm Grenade Launcher
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* 4.2" mortars
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* M40A2 =106mm Rifle, Recoilless
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M274 = Mechanical Mule
* M151 = Jeep
* M114 = Scout APC
* M113 = APC
* M577 = Command APC
* M60 = Tank MBT
* M106 = 4.2" mortar, APC

* UH1B = M6 System = 4 M60's. M22 System = 6 x Missles (optical wire-guided)
* OH13 = Observation Helicopter 2x M60 machine Guns.[skid mount]


1971 -- 1974
1st Battalion 7th Cavaly [ Deactivated Infantry 1972 ]
2nd Battalion 7th Cavaly [ Deactivated Infantry 1973 ]
5th Battalion 7th Cavaly [ Deactivated Infantry 1971 ]

1971-1979

3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry
HHT M-577A1, OH-58C
A Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
B Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
C Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
D Trp Transferred to the 3ID aviation BN, AH1, OH-O6


1971-1979

4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry
HHT M-577A1, OH-58C
A Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
B Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
C Trp M551A1, M114, M113, M-561, M901 ITV, M106
D Trp AH1, OH-O6


* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* M72 = LAW
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* 81mm = mortars
* 4.2" mortars
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* M40A2 =106mm Rifle, Recoilless

* M151 = Jeep
* M114 = Scout APC
* M113 = APC
* M577A1 = Command APC
* M551A1 = Tank Sheridans
* M106 = 4.2" mortar, APC
* M-561 "Gammagoats"

* OH-6 = LOH ( Light Observation Helicopter )
* AH1 = Cobra gunship


1974-1986:
1st Battalion (Armor), 7th Cavalry (2d Bde, 1CD)
HHC 3 x M60A1, then M60A1 RISE passive
A Co 17 x M60A1, then M60A1 RISE passive
B Co 17 x M60A1, then M60A1 RISE passive
C Co 17 x M60A1, then M60A1 RISE passive
M60A1 Replaced with M1IP tanks in 1985

1974-1979:
2nd Battalion (Infantry), 7th Cavalry (2d Bde, 1CD)
HHC M577A1
A Co 12 x M113A1
B Co 12 x M113A1
C Co 12 x M113A1
CSC 9 x M113A1

M1911A1, M16, M203, M60, M2, 81mm, M67, M40A2, 4.2",
M18, M274, M151,

1979-1986
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
HHT M577A1
A Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1
B Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1
C Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1

1979-1986
3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry
HHT M577A1
A Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1
B Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1
C Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A1, 1x M577A1, 3x M106A1
D Trp Transferred to the 3ID aviation BN

1979-1986
4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry
HHT Trp M577A1
A Trp 10x M113A1, 6x M901ITV, 12x M60A3, 1x M577A1, 1x M106A1
B Trp [Air]
Weapons Platoon - 10x AH-1S
Scout Platoon - 10x OH-58C
Lift Platoon - 8x UH-60A1
Rifle Platoon - 4 Squads, 40 men

C Trp [Air]
Weapons Platoon - 10x AH-1S
Scout Platoon - 10x OH-58C
Lift Platoon - 8x UH-60A1
Rifle Platoon - 4 Squads, 40 men

D Trp [Air]
Weapons Platoon - 10x AH-1S
Scout Platoon - 10x OH-58C
Lift Platoon - 8x UH-60A1
Rifle Platoon - 4 Squads, 40 men

1979 - 1979
5th Battalion, (Infantry), 7th Cavalry
HHC M577A1
A Co 12 x M113A1
B Co 12 x M113A1
C Co 12 x M113A1
D Co 12 x M113A1


* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M21 = Sniper Rifle [ 4-7 ]
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* M72 = LAW
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* 81mm = mortars
* 4.2" mortars
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* M40A2 =106mm Rifle, Recoilless
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided
* M47 = Dragon missile
* MLA9 = REDEYE missile, shoulder fired anti-aircraft weapon

* M151 = Jeep
* M114 = Scout APC
* M113A1 = APC
* M577A1 = APC
* M901ITV = "Improved TOW Vehicle"
* M60A1 = RISE PASSIVE , Tank MBT, replaced in 1984 M60A3
* M106 = 4.2" mortar, APC
* M-561 "Gammagoats"
* M901ITV = ?

* OH-6 = LOH ( Light Observation Helicopter )
* AH-1S = Cobra gunship
* UH-60 = Blackhawk


1986-1990:
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A1 Bradley CFV, 1 x UH-1G Iroquois
A Trp 19 x M3A1 Bradley CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp inactive
C Trp 8 x AH-1S Cobra, 12 x OH-58C
D Trp 8 x AH-1S Cobra, 12 x OH-58C

1986-1988
2d Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 4 ID)
A Trp 10 x M60A3TTS, 15 x M113A2, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 10 x M60A3TTS, 15 x M113A2, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 4 AH-1S, 6 OH-58C
D Trp 4 AH-1S, 6 OH-58C


1988-1992
2d Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 4 ID)
HHT 2 x M113A2, 1 x UH-1G Iroquois
A Trp 19 x M113A2, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 19 x M113A2, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
D Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C


1987-1992
3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 8 ID)
HHT 2 x M3A1 CFV, 1 x UH-1G Iroquois
A Trp 19 x M3A1 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 19 x M3A1 CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 4 x AH-1S Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
D Trp 4 x AH-1S Cobra, 6 x OH-58C


1987-1992
4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 3 AD)
HHT 2 x M3A1 CFV, 1 x UH-1G Iroquois
A Trp 19 x M3A1 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 19 x M3A1 CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 4 x AH-1S Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
D Trp 4 x AH-1S Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
E Trp 1 x UH-1H



* M1911A1 = 45 Cal Pistol
* M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* M72 = LAW
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* M113A2 = APC
* M2A2IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A1CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A2CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M60A3TTS = Tank MBT
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar replaces 4.2" mortar

* OH-6 = LOH ( Light Observation Helicopter )
* AH1 COBRAS = M197 20mm cannon



1990-1993:
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 1CD)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV, 1 x UH-1G Iroquois
A Trp 19 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 19 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2 (originally B Trp 2-1 Cav)
C Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
D Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
E Trp 19 x M3A2 Bradley CFV (originally A Trp 2-1 Cav)

1993-1998:
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry (4th Brigade, 1CD)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV
A Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
E Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -

1992-1998
2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry (3d Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A2 IFV, 6 x M3A2 CFV (scout platoon)
A Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
B Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
C Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
D Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
E Co 12 x M3A2 CFV (anti-tank company) -

* M9 = 9mm Pistol ( replaces 45 Cal M1911A1)
* M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 Replaces M72 LAW
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* M2A2IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) replace with M2A2ODS (1999)
* M3A1CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A2CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M60A3TTS = Tank MBT
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar ( 4.2" mortar )

* OH-58C = Replaces the 0H-6 LOH
* AH1 COBRAS = M197 20mm cannon
* OH-58D = Kiowa Warrior replaced AH-1F Cobra and OH-58C



1996-1998
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 Bradley CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
E Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -
Replace M3A2 with M3A2ODS Bradley CFV in 1997 -
D and E Trps have 8 x OH-58D each after 1997

1996-1998
4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 Bradley CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2, 2 x M1064A2
D Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
E Trp 4 x AH-1F Cobra, 6 x OH-58C
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = carbines replace M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 Replaces M72 LAW
* M60 = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* M1A1 = Abrams MBT
* M2A2IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) replace with M2A2ODS (1999)
* M3A2CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M60A3TTS = Tank MBT
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar ( 4.2" mortar)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar replaces M106A2 107mm mortar

* AH-1F COBRAS = M197 20mm cannon
* OH-58D = Kiowa Warrior replaced AH-1F Cobra and OH-58C



1998 - 2001
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Combat Aviation Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A2 Bradley CFV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2 CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


1998 - 2001
2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry (3d Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A2 Bradley IFV, 6 x M3A2 Bradley CFV (scout platoon)
A Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
B Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
C Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
D Co 14 x M2A2 IFV
E Co 12 x M3A2 Bradley CFV (anti-tank company) -


1998 - 2001
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 Bradley CFV
A Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A1 tanks, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


1998 - 2001
4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 Bradley CFV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV , 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV , 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV , 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = carbines replace M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 Replaces M72 LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* M1A2 = Abrams MBT
* M2A2 IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A2CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar ( 4.2" mortar)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar replaces M106A2 107mm mortar
* OH-58D = Kiowa Warrior replaced AH-1F Cobra and OH-58C



Force XXI Concepts ~ 2003


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor ~Air (Combat Aviation Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (3d Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV


2003
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor ~Air (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


2003
4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor ~Air (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = carbines replace M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 Replaces M72 LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams MBT
* M2A2 IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A2 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar ( 4.2" mortar)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar replaces M106A2 107mm mortar
* M93A1 FOX NBCRS ( NBC Recon System)
* OH-58D = Kiowa Warrior replaced AH-1F Cobra and OH-58C



Units of Action Concept ~ 2004


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor ~ Air (4th Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
D Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior
E Trp 8 x OH-58D Kiowa warrior -
F Trp 1 x UH-1H Iroquois -


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (3d Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV


3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2


4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2


5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry. Armor (1st Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2CFV, 6 x M93A1 FOX NBCRS
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 3 x M106A2


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = carbines replace M3A1 = 45 Cal submachine gun
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 Replaces M72 LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams MBT
* M2A2 IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A2 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M106A2 = 107mm mortar ( 4.2" mortar)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar replaces M106A2 107mm mortar
* M93A1 FOX NBCRS ( NBC Recon System)
* OH-58D = Kiowa Warrior replaced AH-1F Cobra and OH-58C



Modular Units of Action ~ 2005 [15th July 2005]


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A3 CFV, 1 x M1114
A Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (4th Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV


3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2


4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV, 1 x M1114 HMMWV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M16 = Rifle
* M203 = 40mm Grenade Launcher [attached to the M16]
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1114 = Armored HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams MBT
* M3A3 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar


Modular Units of Action ~ 2006-07


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A3 CFV, 1 x M1114
A Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (4th Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV


3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2


4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV, 1 x M1114 HMMWV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A2ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 M1A1, 13 x M3A3ODS CFV, 2 x M1064A2


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = Rifle 5.56mm
* M4A1= Rifle 5.56mm with x 45mm Grenade Launcher
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1114 = Armored HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams MBT
* M3A3 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar


Modular Units of Action ~ 2008-10


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A3 CFV, 1 x M1114
A Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (4th Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 2 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x M1025, 2 x LMTV


3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
B Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
C Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025


4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV, 1 x M1114 HMMWV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
B Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
C Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025


* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = Rifle 5.56mm
* M4A1= Rifle 5.56mm with x 45mm Grenade Launcher
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided

* M1025 = Armored HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams MBT
* M2A3 IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A3 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar


Modular Units of Action ~ 2014 - 2016


1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 1 CD)
HHT 2 x M3A3 CFV, 1 x M1114
A Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 7 x M3A3 CFV, 10 M1114, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


2d Battalion (Mech), 7th Cavalry. Infantry (3rd Brigade, 1 CD)
HHC 1 x M1A2, 1 x M2A3 IFV, 3 x M3A3 CFV, 5 x M1151, 4 x M1064, 2 x LMTV
A Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 2 x HMMWV, x LMTV
B Co 14 x M2A3 IFV, 1 x HMMWV, 1 x LMTV
C Co 14 x M1A2, 2 x HMMWV, 1 x LMTV
D Co 14 x M1A2, 2 x HMMWV, 1 x LMTV

3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (2nd Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
B Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
C Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (4th Brigade, 2ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 CFV, 1 x M1114 HMMWV
A Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
B Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
C Trp 9 x M1A2 SEP tanks, 13 x M3A2CFV, 2 x M1064A2
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn


5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry - Reconnaissance (1st Brigade, 3ID)
HHT 2 x M3A2 ODS CFV
A Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
B Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
C Trp 9 x M3A2 CFV, 10 x 10 M1025
Mortar Det
D Trp Bde Spt Bn

* M9 = 9mm Pistol
* M4 = Rifle 5.56mm
* M4A1= Rifle 5.56mm with x 45mm Grenade Launcher
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines
* AT-4 = LAW
* M240B = 7.62 mm Machine Gun
* M18 = Claymore mines

* M2 = 50 Cal Machine Gun
* M67 = 90mm Recoilless Rifle
* TOW = Tube optical wire-guided


* M1025 = Armored HMMWV
* M1151 = Up Armored HMMWV
* LMTV = Light Truck
* M1064A2 = 120mm mortar
* M1A2 SEP = Abrams (Main Battle Tank)
* M2A3 IFV = Bradley (Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
* M3A3 CFV = Bradley (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle)


ARH-70A ARAPAHO Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter ~ 2014 - 2015

In July 2005, the United States Army placed a contract on Bell Helicopters for the next-generation armed reconnaissance helicopter, ARH. The ARH, designated the ARH-70A Arapaho, was to replace the army's current Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warriors which have been in operation since the mid 1980s and are approaching the end of their operational life.




Many thanks to the 7th Cavalry Veterans who have added input to this Armament listings are:
3-7 1965-1968 CPT Fran Peter Archuleta
2-7 2012-2014 LTC Robert B Kuth