Chilean Marine Corps

Coat of arms of Chilean Marine Corps
Chilean Navy special forces sailors seen here using the MP5N.
A Chilean Marine aiming the HK33A2 during training alongside U.S. Marines.
HMMWV of the Chilean Navy.
Amphibious expeditionary brigade.
LSDH Sargento Aldea of the Chilean Navy.
Aquiles (AP-41)
LST Rancagua
FV101 Scorpion
Bandvagn 206
Petit Véhicule Protégé

Entity of the Chilean Navy special forces which specializes in amphibious assaults.

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Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy

Chilean Navy

Naval warfare service branch of the Chilean Armed Forces.

Naval warfare service branch of the Chilean Armed Forces.

Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy
The Chilean Squadron sails off for Perú
Chilean Navy officer's uniform, circa 1890
The Chilean Air Force bombs the Chilean Fleet at the port of Coquimbo during the Chilean naval mutiny of 1931.(Probably a faked photo)
Sa'ar 4 type ship of the Chilean Navy
Chilean Navy special forces sailors seen here using the MP5N.
Amphibious landing ship Foudre
Naval Battle of Iquique. Esmeralda versus Huascar
Battleship Almirante Latorre
The submarine Simpson (SS-21) entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2004
Capitan Prat on the North Sea
Chilean Navy Cougar
Chilean frigate Almirante Blanco Encalada at Pearl Harbor, 2006
The Chilean training ship {{ship||Esmeralda|BE-43|6}} in Charlottetown
Headquarters of Chilean Navy, in Valparaíso

Chile's First National Fleet and the Academy for Young Midshipmen, which was the predecessor of the current Naval Academy, were founded, as well as the Marine Corps and the Supply Commissary.

Spanish Marines Boarding Team. Spanish Naval Infantry is the oldest marine unit in the world.

Marines

Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in littoral zones in support of naval operations.

Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in littoral zones in support of naval operations.

Spanish Marines Boarding Team. Spanish Naval Infantry is the oldest marine unit in the world.
Finnish Coastal Jaegers conducting an amphibious landing
Assyrian bireme with visible marines
Ancient Greek trireme
The Roman corvus
The first landing in history: Italian marines in 1911 landed on the Libyan coast and conquered Tripoli during the Italo-Turkish war
Marines in an amphibious beach assault exercise during RIMPAC
Scuba-equipped Bolivian marines aboard an inflatable boat
Brazilian marines
Chilean Navy special forces
PLAN marines during RIMPAC 2016
Fusiliers marins during parade
A German Navy boarding team
Indian MARCOS in 2017
Indonesian marines during RIMPAC 2014
IRGCN marine forces conducting an amphibious assault exercise during the Great Prophet IX war games.
Italian marines in training
Japanese marines from the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (Japan) prepare to deploy from the USS Ashland (LSD-48)
Maldivian marines
Mexican naval infantry
Pakistani marines
Philippine marines during an assault training exercise
The Portuguese Corpo de Fuzileiros
An armed Russian marine aboard a warship in the Mediterranean Sea
South African marines boarding an Indian warship as part of an exercise
Sri Lankan Marines Assault Beach at Sri Lankan Naval Satation in Mullikulum, Sri Lanka, Feb. 27, 2017
President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen reviews a Marine Corps battalion
Royal Thai Marine land ashore during an amphibious assault as part of CARAT 2011
Turkish boarding teams
A Ukrainian naval infantry
Boarding procedures demonstrated by the British Royal Marines
US Marines Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team conduct an exercise aboard a fishing vessel
Troupes de marine
The landing of the Japanese marines from the Unyo at Ganghwa Island, Korea, in the 1875 Ganghwa Island incident
Ottoman naval infantrymen during the reign of Abdul Hamid II
Soviet naval infantryman during US warships visit to a Soviet port in 1989 during a demonstration in 1990
South Vietnamese marines during training

The 4,200 strong Chilean Marine Corps is a branch of the Chilean Navy.

Portrait by José Gil de Castro

Bernardo O'Higgins

Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.

Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.

Portrait by José Gil de Castro
Ambrosio O'Higgins, Bernardo's father, whom he never met
Portrait of O'Higgins in the National Congress Library of Chile.
José Miguel Carrera, with whom O'Higgins had an ongoing feud
Bust of Bernardo O' Higgins, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London, United Kingdom.
O'Higgins' breakout charge at the Battle of Rancagua
Generals José de San Martín (left) and Bernardo O'Higgins (right) during the crossing of the Andes.
O'Higgins meets Jose San Martin at the Battle of Maipu 1818.
Bernardo O'Higgins, erroneously depicted attending the declaration of Chilean independence.
Ramon Freire, Bernardo O'Higgins's closest ally, who was ultimately to depose him.
Bust of O'Higgins in Bogotá.
Mausoleum of O'Higgins in Cementerio General de Santiago, pictured by Recaredo Santos Tornero in Chile Ilustrado, in 1872

Alongside the Military Academy, he founded the modern Chilean Navy under the command of the Scottish officer Lord Cochrane, establishing the First Chilean Navy Squadron, the Academy for Young Midshipmen (the predecessor of the current Naval Academy), and the Chilean Marine Corps.

KH178 howitzer

South Korean 105 mm 38 caliber towed howitzer.

South Korean 105 mm 38 caliber towed howitzer.

🇨🇱 Chile : 16 howitzers in 1991, used by the Chilean Marine Corps.

The Marquess of Queensberry who helped create the modern sport

Julio Álamos

Chilean professional boxer who has held the WBA Fedelatin super middleweight title since 2018.

Chilean professional boxer who has held the WBA Fedelatin super middleweight title since 2018.

The Marquess of Queensberry who helped create the modern sport

He then joined the Chilean Navy with hopes of becoming a Marine, but left after two years because he felt he was wasting his time and instead enrolled at the Universidad del Desarrollo to study commercial engineering.

A computerized rendering of a swatch of MultiCam

MultiCam

Camouflage pattern designed for use in a wide range of environments and conditions which was specifically developed and is produced by American company Crye Precision.

Camouflage pattern designed for use in a wide range of environments and conditions which was specifically developed and is produced by American company Crye Precision.

A computerized rendering of a swatch of MultiCam
U.S. Army Rangers of 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment wearing Multicam while demonstrating the Future Force Warrior project at Fort Bliss, Texas, in February 2007
Australian special forces in Multicam, June 2010
AMCU combat uniform and kit in Iraq, 2016
Infantrymen of the Georgian 33rd LIB during a mission readiness exercise
A Georgian ranger during mission rehearsal for Afghanistan deployment
Georgian troops wearing a mix of MultiCam and MARPAT
A Georgian officer of the Batumi Separate Light Infantry Battalion in Afghanistan
The Hungarian Army's 2015M pattern
Close-up photo of Hungarian uniform
Hungarian soldier wearing 2015M pattern uniform
From left: Suez, MultiCam, OCP
Portuguese Paratroopers on board aircraft
A landed Portuguese Paratrooper
Russian FSB officers in December 2010, during an operation in Makhachkala
Russian special operations forces in February 2016
Two operators of the SOBR special police force wearing MultiCam fatigues.
Operators of the SSO wearing MultiCam.
Operators of the SBU Alpha Group wearing MultiCam.
Soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine wearing MultiCam in a military parade.
Soldier of a "Volunteer Battalion" militia in 2014 during the War in Donbas.
Members of KORD wearing MultiCam.
British Army paratroopers wearing MTP during Rapid Trident 2011
British Army soldier wearing MTP in Afghanistan, 2011
RAF Regiment reservist wearing MTP at Hythe Range Complex, 2013
Special Forces Support Group member wearing MultiCam in Afghanistan, 2013
Pathfinder Platoon member wearing MultiCam on exercise, 2018
Royal Marines demonstrating their newly adopted MultiCam uniforms in 2020
Royal Marines wearing a combination of MultiCam (uniform, helmet cover) and MTP (body armour, load carrying equipment) items at Bovington Training Area, 2021
Royal Marines Brigadier wearing MultiCam at Navy Command Headquarters, 2021
An early prototype Scorpion pattern uniform on display at the Pentagon in May 2002
DEA FAST agents armed with M4A1 Carbines in Afghanistan, June 2008
U.S. Army Special Forces' 3rd Special Forces Group (United States) in the Farah Province of Afghanistan, April 2009
U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division in Logar Province, January 2011
U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, March 2011
A U.S. Air Force Combat Controller operating in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response, January 2010

🇨🇱 chile: MultiCam is the standard issue uniform of the Marine Corps and the Navy Special Warfare Division. Also used by the Chilean Air Force Commandos

A US Marine aiming a M136E1 AT4 in 2014

AT4

Swedish 84 mm unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon built by Saab Bofors Dynamics .

Swedish 84 mm unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon built by Saab Bofors Dynamics .

A US Marine aiming a M136E1 AT4 in 2014
Seconds after firing an AT4 in combat in Iraq
Firing the AT4-CS (2020)
Firing the M136 AT4 (2007)
The AT4 is man-portable, as demonstrated by this French soldier carrying a FAMAS and an AT4.
AT4 launcher and projectile.
Map with AT4 operators in blue
AT4 84 mm

: Chilean Marine Corps, Chilean Army

US M973 SUSV

Bandvagn 206

Tracked articulated, all-terrain carrier developed by Hägglunds (now part of BAE Systems Platforms & Services) for the Swedish Army.

Tracked articulated, all-terrain carrier developed by Hägglunds (now part of BAE Systems Platforms & Services) for the Swedish Army.

US M973 SUSV
An armored Bv 206S ambulance of the German Army
US Marines in a Norwegian Bv 206 traveling through snow
A Bv 206D being transported by a German Army CH-53
Diagram of the Bv 206
Map of Bandvagn 206 operators in blue

🇨🇱 Chilean Marine Corps

Photography by Arturo Prat.

Arturo Prat

Chilean lawyer and navy officer.

Chilean lawyer and navy officer.

Photography by Arturo Prat.
Naval Battle of Iquique
Heroes of Iquique monument and crypt in Valparaíso, Chile. At the top is the statue of Prat, on the second level statues of Serrano, Riquelme, Aldea and a generic seaman
Death of Arturo Prat.
Painting by Thomas Somerscales
Arturo Prat on a Chilean stamp of 1948
Sinking of Esmeralda

When Prat saw the enemy warship colliding into his, near the stern, he raised his sword and cried his final order: "Let's board, boys!", but due to the roar of the battle, only the Marine Artilleryman and Prat's personal escort in battle, Petty Officer Juan de Dios Aldea and Seaman Arsenio Canave heard it, and both of them and Prat jumped aboard Huáscar.

A New Zealand Army LAV III in Afghanistan

LAV III

Third generation of the Light Armoured Vehicle family of infantry fighting vehicles built by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada (GDLS-C), a London, Ontario, based subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Third generation of the Light Armoured Vehicle family of infantry fighting vehicles built by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada (GDLS-C), a London, Ontario, based subsidiary of General Dynamics.

A New Zealand Army LAV III in Afghanistan
Canadian LAV 6
Canadian infantry dismounting from a LAV III at CFB Gagetown
New Zealand Army soldiers with NZLAVs undergoing training at the Tekapo Military Camp
A Canadian LAV-III during exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE
ELAV with a Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon
A NZLAV
Map of LAV III operators in blue
A LAV III during exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE
Map of LAV III operators in blue

Chilean Marine Corps – 22 NZLAVs.