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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and department of the United States Navy. It is responsible for providing force projection from the sea. They are a featured faction in a significant number of Battlefield games.

Battlefield 1942[]

The US Marines appears in Battlefield 1942 at a later patch, replacing the US Army in the Pacific theater. The USMC engage against the Imperial Japanese Navy for control of islands across the pacific theater.

Engagements[]

VS Team Map
800px-Naval Ensign of Japan.svg.png Imperial Japanese Navy

Kits[]

The USMC kits in Battlefield 1942 are almost identical to their Army counterparts with the exception of being issued the M1 Garand for the Engineer kit.

The US Marines have green camouflaged helmets (excluding the Medic) and jackets, with a pouch on their left breast; olive drab trousers with pouches on their upper thighs, puttees and black boots. Webbing consist of a brown leather pouches and a pistol holder attached to an unsupported belt. All marines carry backpacks with the words "USMC" and the marine emblem below it, making it slightly harder to distinguish between different classes, although the Scout and Medic have the identifiable foliage and radio set, and red cross emblazoned helmet, respectively. Engineers carry a shovel attached to their backpack.

Kit

Scout

1942 USMC Scout.png

Assault

1942 USMC Assault.png

Anti-Tank

1942 USMC Antitank.png

Medic

1942 USMC Medic.png

Engineer

1942 USMC Engineer.png

Vehicles[]

The USMC is issued identical to its US Army counterparts in what vehicles are used with the exception of the fighters and bombers, which is a F4U Corsair instead of the P-51 and SBD instead of the B-17. Similar to their Japanese counterparts, the USMC is not issued a heavy tank and the USMC have access to Carriers, Battleships and Submarines.

Like the US Army, the USMC uses green paintjobs for their land vehicles.

Armor[]

Light Vehicles[]

Emplacement[]

Planes[]

Ships[]

Gallery[]

Battlefield Vietnam[]

In Battlefield Vietnam, the USMC returns this time engaging against the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. The Marines wear casual camouflaged military fatigues and a tank top, which reveals how exceptionally muscular they are, compared to soldiers of other factions.

Engagements Against the NVA[]

Player Kits[]

The USMC kits are almost Identical to the US Army with the sole exception of the scout class; in which they are issued the M40 instead of the M21. Loadout 1:

Loadout 2:

Engineer[]

Loadout 1:

Loadout 2:

Heavy Assault[]

Loadout 1

Loadout 2

Scout[]

Loadout 1

Loadout 2


WWII Mod[]

In the WWII Mod the USMC returns fighting against IJA on the Pacific Front.

Engagements[]

VS Team Maps
IJA flag.png Imperial Japanese Army

Kits[]

The major difference between BF1942 and The WW2 Mod of Battlefield Vietnam is that the M1 Garand is now given to the Engineer,Anti-tank and Assault kits.Weapon wise;They get the Mortars from base game as well as M2 Flamethrower

Assault[]

Loadout 1

Loadout 2

Engineer[]
Medic[]
Anti-tank[]

Loadout 1

Loadout 2

Scout[]
Flamethrower[]

Vehcicles[]

They use identical vehicles to the battlefield 1942

Ground[]
Air[]
Sea[]
Emplacements[]

Battlefield 2[]

Battlefield_2_Armored_Fury_United_States_Marine_Corps_(U.S.M.C.)_Theme_Song

The USMC Theme Tune
In Battlefield 2, the United States Marine Corps is one of the default playable three factions. They engage against the People's Liberation Army and the Middle Eastern Coalition.

In Battlefield 2: Armored Fury, the USMC fight the PLA and MEC in the new maps. In Battlefield 2: Special Forces, they are replaced by the United States Navy SEALs.

Engagements Against the PLA[]

Engagements Against the MEC[]

Vehicles used[]

Light vehicles[]

Armor[]

Helicopters[]

Jets[]

Boats[]

Player Kits[]

Kit Image
Anti-Tank
USMC Anti Tank.png
Assault
USMC Assault.png
Engineer
USMC Enginer.png
Medic
USMC Medic.png
Sniper
USMC Sniper.png
Special Ops
USMC Special Forces.png
Support
USMC Supporu.png

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat[]

In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the United States Marine Corps appear in the multiplayer of the game. They are one of four factions in the game. They are allied with the European Union and fight both the Middle Eastern Coalition and the People's Liberation Army.

Engagements Against the MEC[]

Engagements Against the PLA[]

Player Kits[]

A pair of USMC Marines.

Assault[]

Sniper[]

Spec Ops[]

Engineer[]

Support[]

Vehicles[]

Light Vehicles[]

LAVs/Tanks[]

A trio of USMC Marines. From left to right are Support, Engineer and Spec Ops.

Helicopters[]

Naval Craft[]

Emplacements[]

Battlefield 1943[]

"First formed in 1775 during the American Revolution, the Marines have been a mainstay of the US Armed Forces ever since. Securing their popular reputation as an invaluable asset to the US Military, the iconic image of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima tells the tale of their bravery. Join their forces and command a sturdy Sherman on the battlefield!"

— Official Website Description


In Battlefield 1943, the United States Marine Corps is one of the two factions, fighting against the Imperial Japanese Navy on every map. They seem to use dark green to represent themselves, as their uniforms, vehicles and even some of their weapons are dark green, as opposed to the IJN's beige-colored uniforms.

Engagements against the IJN[]

Player Kits[]

Kit Image
Rifleman
USrifle.png
Infantry
USinfantry.png
Scout
USscout.png

Vehicles[]

Light Vehicle[]

Tank[]

Naval Vessels[]

Image Name
IwoJimaCarrierLCVPs1943.png LCVP
CoralSeaCarriers1943.png Yorktown class aircraft carrier

Aircraft[]

Emplacements[]

Battlefield Online[]

In Battlefield Online, the USMC is pitted against the Russian Army.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

BFBC2_American_&_Russian_Voices_3_*UAV_&_Mine_Spotting*

American & Russian Voices
*UAV & Mine Spotting*

BFBC2_American_&_Russian_Voices_4_*FRIENDLY_FIRE!!*

American & Russian Voices *FRIENDLY FIRE*

BFBC2_American_&_Russian_Voices_5_*AMMOOOO!!*

American & Russian Voices *AMMO*

BFBC2_American_&_Russian_Voices_6_*MCOM!*

American & Russian Voices *MCOM!*

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the United States Marines Corps makes a brief appearance in two singleplayer missions: Operation Aurora, where the player is part of a World War II Marine operation against the IJN, and in High Value Target, where Bad Company gets support from the modern Marines against Russian forces. The modern Marines all use the same character model as the US Army's Assault kit model from multiplayer.

Operation Aurora[]

Owens and McKee, US Marines in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Weapons Used[]

Vehicles Used[]

Notable Personnel[]

High Value Target[]

A Marine speaks with Redford about a Russian prisoner

Weapons Used[]

Vehicles Used[]

Battlefield Play4Free[]

In Battlefield Play4Free, the United States Marine Corps are seen fighting the Russian Army.

Engagments with RFG[]

Battlefield 3[]

Singeplayer[]

In Battlefield 3, the United States Marine Corps is the main protagonist's faction. The player controls Marine Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn of Misfit Squad, in the single-player campaign. He is controlled in most singleplayer missions, in an effort against the Iranian People's Liberation and Resistance, in the year 2014. They eventually come into a quick skirmish with the Russian Paratroop, the VDV, in the mission Rock and a Hard Place.

Within the campaign they also control another Marine, but in the 1st Tank Battalion. His name is Jonathan Miller and is playable in two missions of the single-player missions. Within both of these missions, he is on his way to assist Misfit within their task in the heart of Tehran. He fights only the PLR faction in these segments.

Notable Personnel[]

Misfit Squad's Engagements with the PLR and VDV[]

Image Mission
BF3 Operation Swordbreaker.png Operation Swordbreaker
Uprising image.jpg Uprising
BF3 Operation Guillotine.png Operation Guillotine
Night Shift image.jpg Night Shift
Rock and a Hard Place image.jpg Rock and a Hard Place

1st Tank Battalion's Engagements with the PLR[]

Image Mission
BF3 Thunder Run.png Thunder Run
Fear no Evil image.jpg Fear No Evil

Weapons Used[]

These are all the weapons that appear in the Battlefield 3 campaign. Most if not all of these weapons can be obtained from the beginning of the level or from dead Marines. The M67 Grenade is the standardized grenade of the Marines throughout the campaign. The M224 is also shown as the standardized mortar launcher in Operation Guillotine.

Other weapons can be obtained, though, from fallen enemies.

Assault Rifles[]

Image Name
BF3 M16 ICON.png M16A3
BF3 M16 ICON.png M16A4
Battlelog-m416.png M416

Carbines[]

Image Name
M4A1.png M4A1
M4A1.png M4 Carbine
SCAR-H Battlelog Icon.png SCAR-H

Handguns[]

Image Name
M9.png M9

Heavy Machine Guns[]

Image Name
MaDeuce BF3.jpg M2 Browning

Launchers[]

Image Name
Fault Line Trailer.png M136 AT4
SMAW.png SMAW
FGM-148 Javelin.png FGM-148 Javelin
FIM-92 Stinger.png FIM-92 Stinger
M320.png M320

Light Machine Guns[]

Image Name
M240 BF3.png M240
BF3 M249 ICON.png M249

Personal Defense Weapons[]

Image Name
Ump Battlelog.png UMP-45
Battlelog-mp7.png MP7

Shotguns[]

Image Name
870MCS.png 870MCS
M1014 Battlelog Icon.png M1014

Sniper Rifles/Designated Marksman Rifles[]

Image Name
BF3 M40A5 ICON.png M40A5
BF3 M39EMR ICON.png M39 EMR
BF3 MK11 ICON.png Mk 11

Vehicles Used[]

Throughout the Battlefield 3 campaign, a variety of vehicles are used. For light vehicles, the USMC is shown operating the HMMWV and the Growler ITV. While only shown during Thunder Run, the USMC are also known to operate a Logistics Vehicle System. For an MBT, the US are shown operating the M1 Abrams. The Light Attack Vehicle of the USMC is the LAV-25 and the major land transportation system being the AAV-7A1. In Thunder Run, the USMC is shown operating the AH-1Z Viper as the main Attack Helicopter. The AH-6J Little Bird is seen to be the Scout chopper of choice throughout the singleplayer campaign. The UH-1Y Venom is the Marines main method of Air Transport. Again in Thunder Run, the F/A-18E Super Hornet is shown to be the USMC's main jet. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is shown multiple times to be the USMC's main close-air support jet of choice. The B-1B Lancer is shown to be the bomber of choice, exclusively in Thunder Run.

Ground Vehicles[]

Light vehicles[]

Image Name
BF3BL HMMWV.png HMMWV
BF3 TECHNICAL FL TRAILER.png (Captured) Technical
BF3BL Growler.png Growler ITV
Bf3 2011-10-31 22-32-15-20.png Logistics Vehicle System

LAV/MBT[]

Image Name
LAV-25 Battlelog Icon.png LAV-25
AAV-7A1 Amtrac Battlelog Icon.png AAV-7A1
BF3BL M1A2.png M1 Abrams

Helicopters[]

Image Name
AH-6J Littlebird Battlelog Icon.png AH-6 Little Bird
AH-1Z Viper Battlelog Icon.png AH-1Z Viper
UH-1Y Venom Battlelog Icon.png UH-1Y Venom
Bf3 2012-07-01 18-45-20-32.png V-22 Osprey

Fixed-Wing Aircraft[]

Image Name
BF3BL A-10.png A-10 Thunderbolt II
BF3BL F-18.png F/A-18E Super Hornet
B-1 Lancer Thunder Run.png B-1B Lancer

Multiplayer[]

In multiplayer, the USMC are fighting against the Russian Army. They are featured on every single map included in the base game and the expansions. Their voices are provided by Roger Murray, Nicholas Muller, Jason Naso, Scott Mayland, Nareg Aslanian, Kyle Heatherly, Garrett Powell and Arlie Cummins.

Default kits[]

The following loadouts shown below are the faction defaults for the USMC in Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode:

Kit Vanilla Aftermath
Assault
US assault.jpg US assault aftermath.jpg
Engineer
US engi.jpg US engineer aftermath.jpg
Support
US support.jpg US support aftermath.jpg
Recon
US recon.jpg US recon aftermath.jpg

Vehicles Used[]

Ground Vehicles[]

Light vehicles[]

Image Name
BF3BL HMMWV.png HMMWV
BF3BL Growler.png Growler ITV
BF3BL Quadbike.png (Neutral) (AK) Quad Bike
Phoenix Battlelog.png (AM) Phoenix
Rhino Battlelog.png (Neutral) (AM) Rhino
Humvee asrad.png (EG) HMMWV ASRAD
BF3 EG Dirt Bike Battlelog Icon.png (Neutral) (EG) Dirt Bike

LAV/MBT[]

Image Name
LAV-25 Battlelog Icon.png LAV-25
AAV-7A1 Amtrac Battlelog Icon.png AAV-7A1
BF3BL M1A2.png M1 Abrams
LAV-AD Battlelog Icon.png LAV-AD
BF3BL M1128.png (AK) M1128 Mobile Gun System
BF3BL M142.Himars.png (AK) M142 HIMARS

Helicopters[]

Image Name
AH-6J Littlebird Battlelog Icon.png AH-6 Little Bird
AH-1Z Viper Battlelog Icon.png AH-1Z Viper
UH-1Y Venom Battlelog Icon.png UH-1Y Venom

Aircraft[]

Image Name
BF3BL A-10.png A-10 Thunderbolt II
BF3BL F-18.png F/A-18E Super Hornet
F35.png (BtK) F-35 Lightning II
BF3BL Gunship.png (AK) AC-130 Spectre
Dropship.png (EG) C-130 Hercules

Naval Craft[]

Image Name
RHIB Battlelog Icon.png RHIB
LCAC Hovercraft.png (Non-Usable) LCAC

Battlefield 4[]

Singeplayer[]

In Battlefield 4, the United States Marine Corps is the main protagonist's faction, and the player controls Marine Sergeant Daniel Recker of Tombstone Squad in the single-player campaign.

Notable Personnel[]

Engagements[]

Versus Level
China Emblem PLA.png People's Liberation Army
Flag of the Russian ground forces.svg Russian Ground Forces

In South China Sea, the USMC fights off invading PLA troops trying to board the USS Valkyrie. After Tombstone escapes the burning USS Titan and re-enters the Valkyrie, Tombstone then fights its way up to the flight deck with the help of the Marines on board.

In Singapore, the USMC launch an amphibious assault on Singapore in order to destroy a PLA-held airport which was going to be used to launch air attacks on the surviving Seventh Fleet.

In Tashgar, the USMC engages the Russian Ground Force. It is hinted that the RGF have the upper hand in the fight as the USMC has been pushed out of the airport in new town to old town. The RGF also have SAM sites under a dam in the area. With the assistance of Tombstone, the USMC manages to take down missile sites and regain air superiority. To thank Tombstone, Major Greenland sends them back to the USS Valkyrie in Suez Canal, Egypt.

Classes[]

During the campaign, Marines outside of Tombstone are represented by their multiplayer models, with and without alterations. The most common skin to appear is the Assault, sometimes with slight modifications. The Engineer also appears, with no modification, and the Support skin appears in Tashgar. Finally, the Recon skin makes two appearances -- in Singapore as part of Anvil 2, and in Tashgar where Molina uses its model with no facewrap. The Marines use either an M16A4 with no attachments or an M4 with a red dot sight.

Weapons[]

Assault Rifles Bf4 m16a4.png M16A4
Carbines Bf4 m4a1.png M4 Carbine

Vehicles[]

Light vehicles BF4 growler.png M1161 ITV
BF4 mrap.png MRAP
BF4 Quad Bike Battlelog Icon.png Quad Bike
BF4 Dirtbike.png Dirt Bike
Armor BF4 abrams.png M1 Abrams
Lav-25 fancy.png LAV-25
BF4 lav-ad.png LAV-AD
Aav fancy.png AAV-7A1 AMTRAC
BF4 himars.png M142
Naval Craft BF4 rcb90.png RCB-90
BF4 rhib.png RHIB
BF4 pwc.png Personal Watercraft
LCAC Hovercraft.png LCAC
Helicopters BF4 ah6.png AH-6 Little Bird
BF4 ah1z.png AH-1Z Viper
BF4 venom.png UH-1Y Venom
MV-22B.png V-22 Osprey
Fixed-Wing Aircraft BF4 f35.png F35
BF4 a10.png A-10 Warthog
BF3BL F-18.png F/A-18E Super Hornet
BF4 ac130.png AC-130 Gunship

Multiplayer[]

Engagements[]

Versus Map
China Emblem PLA.png People's Liberation Army
Flag of the Russian ground forces.svg Russian Ground Forces

In multiplayer, the United States Marine Corps fights against both the People's Liberation Army and the Russian Ground Force. The USMC is featured as one of the default factions on most maps, the exceptions being Golmud Railway and Lancang Dam, where the RGF and PLA are engaging each other instead. The USMC is featured by default in every expansion, fighting the PLA in China Rising, Naval Strike, and Dragon's Teeth, and the RGF in Second Assault, Final Stand, and Night Operations.

Due to the choice of factions on a map being up to the server operator, the USMC can appear on any map against any other faction, including the USMC itself, if the server owner so wishes.

Soldier Camouflages[]

By default, Marines in multiplayer are equipped with OEF-CP camouflage, but can unlock faction specific camouflages from Battlepacks, such as UCP or MAPRAT. Camouflages like Splinter and Fire Starter receive a unique scheme for the USMC when equipped.

The following are the camouflages exclusive to the USMC in Battlefield 4:

Camouflage Intel Requirements

Default (OEF-CP)

BF4 US Default Camo.png

Standard issue camouflage produced by the US Department of Defense (DOD) for issue in Afghanistan to USMC and other ISAF forces. Unlocked By Default

MARPAT Desert

BF4 MARPAT Desert Camo.png

Marine Pattern digital camouflage designed by computers to blend in more effectively than organic designs. This is the desert variation. Battlepack Item

Chocolate Chip

BF4 Chocolate Chip Camo.png

Affectionately nicknamed after the famous cookie from the US, this camouflage saw heavy service in the Persian Gulf. Battlepack Item

UCP

BF4 UCP Camo.png

The Army's version of digital camouflage, following the lead of the USMC. Essentially MARPAT in a different set of colors that performs ok in any environment. Battlepack Item

Vine Leaf

BF4 Vine Leaf Camo.png

Early USMC camouflage sometimes also called "wine leaf." A rare pattern that saw some service during Vietnam and in other Asian theaters. Battlepack Item

MARPAT Woodland

BF4 MARPAT Camo.png

Marine Pattern digital camouflage designed by computers to blend in more effectively than organic designs. This is the woodland variation. Battlepack Item

Fire Starter

BF4 US Fire Starter Camo.png

Release your inner pyro. Complete Second Assault assignment Fire Starter

ERDL

BF4 ERDL Camo.png

Named for the US Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratory, this woodland camo is probably the most widely used pattern in the world.

Premium Item Only

Tiger Stripe

BF4 Tiger Stripe Camo.png

Tiger stripe camouflage pattern very popular with US Military personal in Vietnam, especially as a status symbol for elite units. Premium Item Only

Splinter

BF4 US Splinter Camo.png

Recolor of the modern Swedish Splinter camouflage pattern customized for elite units. Veteran Battlepack Item

Tricolor Desert

BF4 Tricolor Desert Camo.png

3 color desert design made famous during the original Desert Storm campaign. Also carries the unofficial nickname of "coffee stain." Battlepack Item

Default kits[]

The following loadouts shown below are the kit defaults for the USMC in Battlefield 4's multiplayer mode. Unlike Battlefield 3, there are no asymmetric starting weapons (and thus no faction-specific weaponry), and the starting gear and weapons are shared across all three factions, similar to Bad Company 2.

Assault
USAssaultMulticam.png
Engineer
Us-engineer.png
Support
BF4 Us support.png
Recon
  • CS-LR4
  • P226
  • PLD
  • C4
  • M67 Frag
  • Bayonet
  • Defensive (Upgrade Path)
BF4 Us recon.png

Vehicles[]

The following are vehicles available to Marines in multiplayer. Other vehicles, like the Centurion C-RAM and the LCAC, are also used by the USMC faction, but cannot be directly controlled by the player. Vehicles used by other factions can also be commandeered by Marines if they are not be operated by an enemy player.

Light Vehicles BF4 growler.png M1161 ITV
BF4 mrap.png MRAP
BF4 Quad Bike Battlelog Icon.png (Neutral) Quad Bike
BF4 Dirtbike.png (Neutral) (CR) Dirt Bike
BF4 Snowmobile.png (Neutral) (FS) Snowmobile
Armor BF4 abrams.png M1 Abrams
Lav-25 fancy.png LAV-25
BF4 lav-ad.png LAV-AD
Aav fancy.png AAV-7A1 AMTRAC
BF4 himars.png (Neutral) M142
Helicopters BF4 ah6.png AH-6 Little Bird
BF4 ah1z.png AH-1Z Viper
BF4 venom.png UH-1Y Venom
MV-22B.png (Unusable) (NS) V-22 Osprey
Fixed-Wing Aircraft BF4 f35.png F35
BF4 a10.png A-10 Warthog
BF4 lancer.png (CR) B-1B Lancer
Naval Craft BF4 rcb90.png RCB-90
BF4 rhib.png RHIB
BF4 pwc.png (Neutral) Personal Watercraft
BF4 ACV Battlelog Icon.png (Neutral) (NS) ACV

Gallery[]

Battlefield V[]

Main article: United States#Battlefield V

The United States Marine Corps makes a minor named appearance in Battlefield V as part of the United States Armed Forces multiplayer faction added with War in the Pacific. Certain vehicles are marked with USMC designations, implying the Marines comprise some portion of the faction personnel, along with the United States Army and United States Navy.

Trivia[]

Battlefield Vietnam[]

Battlefield 2[]

  • Very early in Battlefield 2 (probably Alpha), the USMC looked very different & their voices were completely different as seen in this video.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

  • In the campaign of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, HMMWVs belonging to the USMC are actually marked "U.S. Army". This is most likely due to the same vehicle/kit models being used for both the Army and Marine forces in the game.

Battlefield 3[]

  • In the Battlefield 3 Beta, the assault class Marine was Caucasian, however, in the retail game he is African American. The Support Class was also originally Caucasian, however in the game the Support Class Marine looks Hispanic.
  • Certain entries on Battlelog refer to the multiplayer force as the US Army, instead of the Marines.
  • The USMC in Battlefield 3 are always the attackers in Rush and Squad Rush on every map.
  • The USMC in Battlefield 3 first-person model is the same as Blackburn's, despite their 3rd person appearance all having different gloves (with the exception of the Assault).
  • There was a graphical issue with the American Assault kit, as the Marine is African American in third person but he appeared Caucasian in first person view due to the skin tone of his arms. This was fixed in a later patch.

Battlefield 4[]

  • The Assault's outfit appears to be the standard Battle Dress Uniform at the time of the events of Battlefield 4, as it is worn by numerous Marines, Major Greenland, SSgt. Dunn (albeit with his own tigerstripe replacing the MultiCam), and Sergeant Recker.


References[]