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WW2 Artillery

As in World War 1, artillery played a major role in actions concerning World War 2.

There are a total of 57 WW2 Artillery Systems in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1944
10.5-cm leFH 18/40
The 10.5-cm leFH 18/40 light howitzer appeared alongside the existing leFH 18 and the leFH 18M series of 105mm field howitzer...

1944
100mm Model 1944 (BS-3)
The field gun has long remained a staple of any successful land force. Napoleon utilized his pieces with excellent results wh...

1942
12.8cm FlaK 40
The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in World War 2. Design of the t...

1940
120mm Gun M1
The advent of aircraft as effective tools of war in World War 1 prompted the need for ground-based artillery to track and ult...

1937
152mm Model 1937 (ML-20)
The Russian Empire held a working relationship with French military industry prior to World War 1. This led to development of...

1943
152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies began development and ad...

1914
15-cm sFH 13 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
The sFH 13 series heavy field howitzer was of German origin and saw combat throughout World War 1 and even into World War 2. ...

1933
15-cm sFH 18 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18)
The 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (sFH 18) became the standard 149mm howitzer for German divisions through World War Two. The...

1941
17cm Kanone 18
Adolf Hitler and his Germany had always held a fondness for big, powerful weapons and heavy howitzers proved no exception. A ...

1942
21cm Nebelwerfer 42 (NbW 42)
The 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 (translating to "smoke-thrower" or "smoke launcher" and also known under the shortened designation ...

1940
25mm Air Defense Gun 72-K (M1940)
The Soviets had signed a secret non-aggregation pact with Nazi Germany on August 23rd, 1939 that came to be known as the "Tre...

1935
2cm FlaK 30
The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by the German government to ...

1911
30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
While much of the heavy artillery fanfare of World War 1 (1914-1918) goes to the German Empire's "Big Bertha" and similar hea...

1936
5cm FlaK 41
During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several established "layers" and guns o...

1915
6-Inch 26 cwt
The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginning of World War 2. These w...

1932
7.5cm leichtes Infanteriegeschutz 18
While no longer a major component of today's infantry units, the infantry support gun was a battlefield staple since the adve...

1939
76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (F-22 USV / USV / 76-36)
The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system of similar scope in the So...

1934
8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88)
After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely to blame by the victorio...

1943
8.8cm FlaK 41
Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germans who spent years prior ...

1939
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K)
Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As such, air defense forces of ...

1944
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18)
The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the original M1939 platform ...

1941
BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun
During World War 1, British and Commonwealth artillery regiments relied on their trusted BL 6-inch 26 cwt series medium field...

1937

1913
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
In 1913, the Italian Army adopted a 65mm towed mountain gun artillery system intended for its specially trained mountain infa...

1906
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Prior to World War 1, the Italian Army obtained a license production deal with the German concern of Krupp, makers of many ty...

1913
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Army 107mm design. Prior to ...

1917
Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider was a standardized French Army heavy field howitzer receiving its baptism of fire in...

1917
Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Looking to fulfill a long-range heavy artillery requirement during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French undertook development ...

1897
Canon de 75 modele 1897
One of the finest artillery pieces of her time and the first "true" modern artillery system adopted by a national army was th...

1936
Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie)
During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produced large caliber railway g...

1944
Little David
In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and expecting to encounter v...

1927
M1 Pack Howitzer / M116
The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was the standard howitzer for American forces in World War 2. The Pack design actually traced its root...

1938
M1/M2 (M59 / Long Tom)
When the American military went to Europe in World War 1 in 1917 they were in short supply of just about any war-making imple...

1941
M114 155mm (155mm Howitzer M1)
Prior to its use of the M198 howitzer of 1979, the United States military (and many of its allies) relied on the World War 2-...

1918
M1918 155 GPF
The 155mm (6.10 in) field gun was originally designed and built by France during World War I under the direction of one Colo...

1943
M3 (105mm Howitzer M3)
World War 2 gave rise to the airborne trooper - light infantry airdropped into enemy territory for the purpose of lightning-q...

1940
M3 37mm AT
Even before World War 2, the United States Army had already begun development of an anti-tank gun. The system was required to...

1943
MT-13 (M1943)
The mortar as a weapon is one dating back to about the 12th Century or perhaps even earlier and most always credited to the C...

1934

1943
Ordnance QF 17-pounder
With full scale war across Europe in full swing, the battle tank was the forefront of any offensive armored spearhead. As the...

1930
Ordnance QF 25-pounder
The British QF 25 pounder (or 25-pdr) was the gun of choice for various nations before, during and after World War Two. From ...

1943

1936
Ordnance QF 2-pounder
The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operational service at a time wh...

1942
Ordnance QF 6-pounder
The Ordnance QF 2-pdr anti-tank gun was barely adequate for tackling German tank armor at the start of World War 2. However, ...

1936
PaK 35/36 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 35/36)
The 3.7-cm PaK 35/36 ("PaK" for "PanzerAbwehrKanone") was the standard-issue anti-tank cannon of the Wehrmacht by the time of...

1940
PaK 38 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 38)
While the 37mm PaK 35/36 anti-tank cannon proved a success during its trial in the Spanish Civil War, German authorities knew...

1941
PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40)
By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and development of the PaK 38 5...

1943

1944

1920
Rock Island Arsenal M101
The first prototype was the M1 developed in 1920 by the Rock Island Arsenal. After long trials the M1 was replaced by the M2 ...

1942
Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
The Japanese military was ultimately delivered a series of shortcomings that became readily apparent as World War 2 progresse...

1905
Type 38 75mm
The Type 38 Field Gun of the Imperial Japanese Army held origins dating back to a German Krupp design. Local-license producti...

1939
Type 55 (M1939)
The M1939 37mm anti aircraft weapon system is based on the Bofors 25mm Model 1933 gun system of 1935. It saw extensive action...

1932
Type 90 75mm
The Type 90 was intended as a standardized 75mm field gun for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) heading into World War 2 (1939...

1932

1943

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