Military 2-way radios come widely, including handheld, vehicle-mounted, and base station models. Each type of radio has certain qualities and advantages that make it suitable for various uses.

Because they are lightweight and compact, handheld radios are simple to bring with you wherever you go. They are used for close-quarters conversations, such as between members of the same squad of soldiers.

Larger and more powerful than handheld radios, vehicle-mounted radios are often used for long-distance communications, such as those between cars in convoy.

The most potent 2-way radio is the base station radio, which is often utilized for communications over long distances, such as between military bases.