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List of common World War II infantry weapons

This is a list of infantry weapons which were in mainstream use during World War II (1939-1945).

Contents

  •  Free Albania 1
  •  Republic of Argentina 2
  •  Commonwealth of Australia 3
  •  Republic of Austria 4
  •  Kingdom of Belgium 5
  • United States of Brazil 6
  •  Tsardom of Bulgaria 7
  •  Dominion of Canada 8
  •  Slovak Republic 9
  •  Republic of China 10
  •  Republic of Colombia 11
  •  Free Czechoslovak Republic 12
  •  Kingdom of Denmark 13
  •  Dominican Republic 14
  •  Republic of Finland 15
  • French Third Republic (Until 1940) 16
  •  The Third Reich (Nazi Germany) 17
  •  Kingdom of Greece 18
  •  Kingdom of Hungary 19
  •  Italian Social Republic 20
  •  Empire of Japan 21
  •  Republic of Lithuania 22
  •  Republic of Estonia 23
  •  Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 24
  •  British Malaya 25
  •  United Mexican States 26
  •  Mongolian People's Republic 27
  •  Kingdom of the Netherlands 28
  •  Dominion of New Zealand 29
  •  Kingdom of Norway 30
  • Second Polish Republic 31
  •  Kingdom of Romania 32
  •  Union of South Africa 33
  •  USSR 34
  •  Kingdom of Thailand 35
  •  British Empire & Commonwealth 36
  •  United States of America 37
  •  Democratic Federal Yugoslavia 38
  • See also 39
    • WWII Weapons List Shown By Categories 39.1
  • References 40

 Free Albania

Handguns

Rifles and Long-ranged Weaponry

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Republic of Argentina

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machine Guns

 Commonwealth of Australia

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

 Republic of Austria

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Kingdom of Belgium

Pistols

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Bayonets

  • Modèle 1924

United States of Brazil

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Shotguns

 Tsardom of Bulgaria

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Dominion of Canada

Handguns

Sub-MachineGuns

Rifles

Machine guns

Shotguns

Grenades

 Slovak Republic

Handguns

Rifles

Light Machine Guns

Heavy Machine Guns

Mortars

  • 80 mm vz. 36 - medium mortar

 Republic of China

List of National Revolutionary Army weapons, including Chinese warlords and Communists.

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Shotguns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns'

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Close quarters weapons

 Republic of Colombia

Handguns

Light Machine guns

 Free Czechoslovak Republic

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Kingdom of Denmark

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Hand Grenades

 Dominican Republic

Handguns

Submachine guns

 Republic of Finland

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Anti-aircraft weapons

Knives

Mines

French Third Republic (Until 1940)

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

 The Third Reich (Nazi Germany)

Pistols

Rifles

Sub-Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Assault Rifles

Sniper rifles

Shotguns

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Grenade Launcher

Close quarter weapons

Mortars or Granatwerfer

 Kingdom of Greece

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Machine guns

Mortars

 Kingdom of Hungary

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

  • Lila füstgyertya

 Italian Social Republic

Pistols

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

  • Breda Modello 1931

Mortars

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

  • Breda modello 1935
  • Breda modello 1942

Flamethrowers

  • Modello 1935
  • Modello 1940

Bayonets

  • Modello 1891
  • Modello 1891/38

 Empire of Japan

Pistols

Rifles

Sub-Machine guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Machine Guns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Grenade Dischargers

Swords

 Republic of Lithuania

Handguns

Submachine Guns

Rifles

Machineguns


 Republic of Estonia

Handguns

Rifles

Sub-machineguns

Machine-Guns

 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Rifles

Machine Guns

 British Malaya

Pistols

Shotguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Rifles

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Knives

 United Mexican States

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machineguns

Sniper Rifles

 Mongolian People's Republic

Rifles

Submachineguns

Machineguns

 Kingdom of the Netherlands

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

 Dominion of New Zealand

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

 Kingdom of Norway

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Second Polish Republic

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine gun

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

  • Fragmentation Grenade wz.1933
  • Concussion Grenade wz.1933

Grenade launcher

 Kingdom of Romania

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Union of South Africa

Pistols

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mortars

 USSR

Pistols

Shotguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Assault Rifles

Rifles

Anti-Tank Rifles

Machine Guns

Grenades

Grenade Launchers

  • Diakonov (Attach on M91/30 rifle only)

Knives

Flamethrowers

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mines

 Kingdom of Thailand

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Grenade Dischargers

 British Empire & Commonwealth

Pistols
Rifles
Sub-machine guns
Machine guns
Anti-tank Weapons
Grenades
Mortars
Flamethrowers
Sniper rifles
Knives

 United States of America

Pistols

Rifles

Assault Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Sniper rifles

Shotguns (commonly used by the Marines in the Pacific theater, limited use in Europe)

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Grenade launcher

Mortars

Knives

 Democratic Federal Yugoslavia

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machineguns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Anti tank

See also

WWII Weapons List Shown By Categories

Pistol Series Pistol
TT-33

M1911A1

Webley Mk IV

Walther P38

Nambu Type 14

Beretta M34

Shotgun Series Shotgun
M12
Sub-Machine Gun Series Sub-Machine Gun
PPSh-41

PPS-43

M1A1 Thompson

M3A1

Sten Mk II

MP40

Nambu Type 100

Beretta M38A

Assault Rifle Series Assault Rifle Battle Rifle
StG44 FG 42
Rifle Series Rifle Anti-Tank Rifle
Mosin–Nagant M91/30

SVT-40

M1 Garand

Springfield M1903A1

M1 Carbine

Lee–Enfield No.4 Mk I

Kar98k

Gewehr 43

Arisaka Type 99

Carcano M91/38

PTRD-41

PTRS-41

Boys Mk I

Machine Gun Series Light Machine Gun Medium Machine Gun Heavy Machine Gun General Purpose Machine Gun
DP-28

M1918A2

Bren Mk II

MG26(t)

Nambu Type 99

Breda M30

M1919A4

Vickers Mk I

Maxim M1910

Browning M2HB

Nambu Type 92

Breda M37

MG34

MG42

References

  1. ^ Chinese firearms: Hanyang Arsenal http://www.chinesefirearms.com/110108/history/hanyang_g.htm
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