List of World War II infantry weapons

This is a list of infantry weapons which were used in World War II (1939–1945).

AlbaniaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

AustraliaEdit

 
Two Australian soldiers equipped with Owen submachine guns

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

AustriaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

BelgiumEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

BrazilEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

BulgariaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

CanadaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Republic of ChinaEdit

 
A Chinese Nationalist Army soldier equipped with a ZB vz. 26 and a German M1935 helmet

Weapons used by the National Revolutionary Army, as well as Communist forces and Chinese Warlords

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Independent State of CroatiaEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Automatic riflesEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Czechoslovak RepublicEdit

 
Czechoslovakian soldiers with a ZB vz. 26 and a ZB vz. 24

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

DenmarkEdit

 
Danish resistance fighter with a Sten gun

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

EthiopiaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

EstoniaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

FinlandEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

MinesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Anti-aircraft weaponsEdit

FranceEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Guided explosive weaponsEdit

GermanyEdit

 
German paratrooper carrying a MG 42

In addition to the weapons listed here, German armed forces also used a wide variety of weapons captured from defeated enemies.

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Foreign weapons produced under occupationEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Foreign weapons produced under occupationEdit

Combination gunsEdit

Automatic rifles and assault riflesEdit

Bolt action riflesEdit

Foreign weapons produced under occupationEdit

Sniper riflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Foreign weapons produced under occupationEdit

Grenades & Grenade launchersEdit

MineEdit


FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Anti-aircraft rocket launcherEdit

GreeceEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Kingdom of NepalEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Kingdom of EgyptEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Kingdom of IraqEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Imperial State of IranEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

IndiaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

HungaryEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

MinesEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

ItalyEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Medium machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

JapanEdit

 
Japanese soldiers with a Type 92 machine gun during the 1941 Battle of Changsha

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Semi-automatic riflesEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade dischargersEdit

MinesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Guided explosive weaponsEdit

  • I-Go (Remote-controlled explosive machine)

LatviaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

LithuaniaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

LuxembourgEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

ManchukuoEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Grenade dischargersEdit

MengjiangEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

MontenegroEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

MexicoEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

MongoliaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

NetherlandsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

New ZealandEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

NorwayEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade launchersEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

PolandEdit

 
Polish infantry marching with their rifles

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade launchersEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

RomaniaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

First Slovak RepublicEdit

SidearmsEdit

RiflesEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Light machine gunsEdit

Heavy machine gunsEdit

MortarsEdit

South AfricaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

State of BurmaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Automatic and battle riflesEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade launchersEdit

MinesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

ThailandEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade dischargersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

United Kingdom (including the British Empire)Edit

 
British soldiers at Tobruk, equipped with Thompson submachine guns and Lee-Enfield rifles

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

RiflesEdit

Sniper riflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit


GrenadesEdit

Obstacle clearing explosive chargesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

Guided explosive weaponsEdit

United StatesEdit

 
A U.S. Marine armed with a M1 carbine

Edged weaponsEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

ShotgunsEdit

Commonly used by the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theater, limited use in Europe.

RiflesEdit

Sniper riflesEdit

Recoilless riflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

Grenade launchersEdit

Obstacle clearing explosive chargesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

MortarsEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

YugoslaviaEdit

SidearmsEdit

Submachine gunsEdit

Automatic riflesEdit

RiflesEdit

Machine gunsEdit

GrenadesEdit

FlamethrowersEdit

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

World War II weapons list shown by categoriesEdit

WWII weapons list shown by categories
Edged Weapons
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
NR-40 Combat Knife N/A Soviet Union N/A
1219C2 Combat Knife N/A United States N/A
Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger N/A United Kingdom N/A
SG84/98 III Bayonet N/A Nazi Germany N/A
Type 30 Bayonet N/A Empire Of Japan N/A
M1939 Dagger N/A Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Pistols
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
TT-33 Pistol 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
M1911A1 Pistol .45 ACP United States N/A
Webley Mk IV Pistol .38/200 British Empire N/A
Walther P38 Pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Nazi Germany N/A
Type 14 Nambu Pistol 8×22mm Nambu Empire Of Japan N/A
Beretta M34 Pistol .380 ACP Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Shotguns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
Winchester M12 Shotgun 12-Gauge United States N/A
Sub-Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
PPSh-41 Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
PPS-43 Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
M1A1 Thompson Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP United States N/A
M3A1 Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP United States N/A
Sten Mk II Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum United Kingdom N/A
MP40 Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum Nazi Germany N/A
Type 100 Nambu Sub-Machine Gun 8×22mm Nambu Empire Of Japan N/A
Beretta M38A Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
StG44 Assault Rifle 7.92×33mm Kurz Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
FG42 Battle Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZFG42 4× Scope
Rifles & Anti-Tank Rifles
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
Mosin–Nagant M1891/1930 Rifle 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
SVT-40 Rifle 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
M1 Garand Rifle .30-06 Springfield United States Available Attachment:
  • M84 2.2× Scope
Springfield M1903A1 Rifle .30-06 Springfield United States Available Attachment:
  • Unertl 7.8× Scope
M1 Carbine Rifle .30 Carbine United States N/A
Lee–Enfield No.4 Mk I Rifle .303 British United Kingdom Available Attachment:
  • No.32 Mk II 3.5× Scope
Kar98k Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF42 5× Scope
G43 Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
Type 99 Arisaka Rifle 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan Available Attachment:
  • Type 99 4× Scope
Carcano M1891/1938 Rifle 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano Kingdom Of Italy N/A
PTRD-41 Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm Soviet Union N/A
PTRS-41 Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm Soviet Union N/A
Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
DP-28 Light Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union N/A
M1918A2 Light Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield United States N/A
Bren Mk II Light Machine Gun .303 British United Kingdom N/A
MG13 Light Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Wehrmacht Republic N/A
Type 99 Nambu Light Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan N/A
Breda M30 Light Machine Gun 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano Kingdom Of Italy N/A
M1919A4 Medium Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield United States Available Gun Mount:
  • M2 Tripod
Vickers Mk I Medium Machine Gun .303 British United Kingdom N/A
Maxim M1910 Heavy Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR Russian Empire Available Gun Mount:
  • Sokolov Wheel Mount
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun .50 BMG United States Available Gun Mount:
  • M3 Tripod
Type 92 Nambu Heavy Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan N/A
Breda M37 Heavy Machine Gun 8×59mm RB Breda Kingdom Of Italy N/A
MG34 General-Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Gun Mount:
  • Lafette 34 Tripod w/MG Z 34 Telescopic Sight
MG42 General-Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Gun Mount:
  • Lafette 42 Tripod w/MG Z 40 Telescopic Sight
Grenades & Anti-Tank Grenades
Weapons Type Filling Country Of Origin Details
RGD-33 Grenade TNT Soviet Union N/A
Mk II Grenade TNT United States N/A
No.36 Mk I Grenade Baratol United Kingdom N/A
M24 Grenade TNT Wehrmacht Republic N/A
Type 97 Grenade TNT Empire Of Japan N/A
OTO Mod. 35 Grenade TNT Kingdom Of Italy N/A
RPG-43 Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Soviet Union N/A
No.74 Anti-Tank Grenade NG United Kingdom N/A
H3.5 Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Nazi Germany N/A
OTO L Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Kingdom Of Italy N/A


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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