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  • Guns and Other Small Arms from 1940 to 1949

    Guns and Other Small Arms from 1940 to 1949

    World War 2 relied on many World War 1-era weapons and went on to introduce a slew of all-new systems before the Axis surrender of 1945.





    There are a total of (94) Guns and Other Small Arms from 1940 to 1949 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing also includes small arms of the period such as hand grenades and mortar systems.





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    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the 7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
    7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
    Type: Recoilless Rifle
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the 8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
    8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
    Type: Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
    ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
    Type: Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
    Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
    Type: Experimental Self-Loading / Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the AUSTEN SMG
    AUSTEN SMG
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 1951
    Beretta Model 1951
    Type: Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
    Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
    BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
    Type: Prototype Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Blyskawica SMG
    Blyskawica SMG
    Type: Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman)
    Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman)
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
    Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav M1948
    Carl-Gustav M1948
    Type: Multirole, Shoulder-Fired Recoilless Rifle
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Charlton Automatic Rifle
    Charlton Automatic Rifle
    Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the De Lisle Carbine
    De Lisle Carbine
    Type: Silenced Carbine
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Degtyarev DPM LMG
    Degtyarev DPM LMG
    Type: Light Support / Vehicle Machine Gun
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Degtyarev KPV-14.5 (Krupnokaliberniy Pulemyot Vladimirova)
    Degtyarev KPV-14.5 (Krupnokaliberniy Pulemyot Vladimirova)
    Type: Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
    Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
    Type: Anti-Tank (AT) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Dror LMG
    Dror LMG
    Type: Squad Support Weapon / Light Machine Gun
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
    Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
    Type: Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
    FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy)
    Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy)
    Type: Man-Portable Infantry Flamethrower
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41)
    Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41)
    Type: Man-Portable Flame Thrower
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the FNAB Model 1943
    FNAB Model 1943
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
    FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
    Type: Single-Shot Pistol
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Giandoso TZ-45
    Giandoso TZ-45
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Goryunov SG-43
    Goryunov SG-43
    Type: Air-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
    Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
    Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
    Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
    Type: Combat Shotgun
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Johnson LMG
    Johnson LMG
    Type: Light Machine Gun / Squad Support Weapon
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Johnson Model 1941
    Johnson Model 1941
    Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-47
    Kalashnikov AK-47
    Type: Assault Rifle
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)
    KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)
    Type: Light Machine Gun
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
    Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
    Type: Medium Infantry Mortar
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Lanchester (SMG)
    Lanchester (SMG)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
    Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Carbine
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
    M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
    Type: Reusable, Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower
    M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower
    Type: Portable Infantry Flamethrower
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
    M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
    Type: Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Carbine
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M17 (T2 Grenade)
    M17 (T2 Grenade)
    Type: Rifle Grenade
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
    M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
    M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
    Type: Battalion Field Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
    M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
    Type: Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M1943 160mm (MT-13)
    M1943 160mm (MT-13)
    Type: Heavy Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
    M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
    Type: Rifled Infantry Mortar Weapon
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the M20 75mm
    M20 75mm
    Type: Recoilless Rifle
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M2-2 / M9A1-7
    M2-2 / M9A1-7
    Type: Man-Portable Backpack Infantry Flamethrower
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M3 (Grease Gun)
    M3 (Grease Gun)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
    M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M9 HEAT
    M9 HEAT
    Type: High-Explosive, Ant-Tank Rifle Grenade
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
    Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
    Type: General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
    MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Mauser 2.8cm schwere Panzerbuchse 41 (sPzB 41)
    Mauser 2.8cm schwere Panzerbuchse 41 (sPzB 41)
    Type: Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR) / Anti-Tank Gun (ATG)
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Mendoza Model 45
    Mendoza Model 45
    Type: Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Mendoza RM-2
    Mendoza RM-2
    Type: Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortar, 60mm M19
    Mortar, 60mm M19
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortar, 60mm M2
    Mortar, 60mm M2
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
    MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
    MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
    MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the No. 68 AT
    No. 68 AT
    Type: Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the No. 73 AT (N73)
    No. 73 AT (N73)
    Type: Anti-Tank Grenade
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
    No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
    Type: Hand Grenade
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Northover Projector
    Northover Projector
    Type: Anti-Tank Gun / Grenade Launcher
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
    Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
    Type: Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch
    Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch
    Type: Recoilless Rifle
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Orita Model 1941
    Orita Model 1941
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
    Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Panzerfaust 30
    Panzerfaust 30
    Type: Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Panzerfaust 60
    Panzerfaust 60
    Type: Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
    Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
    Type: Resuable, Man-Portable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
    PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
    Type: Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the PPS-42 / PPS-43
    PPS-42 / PPS-43
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
    PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
    Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the RP-46
    RP-46
    Type: General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
    RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
    Type: Light Machine Gun (LMG)
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the RPG-2
    RPG-2
    Type: Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the RPG-40
    RPG-40
    Type: Anti-Tank Stick Grenade
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the RPG-43
    RPG-43
    Type: Anti-Tank Grenade
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
    RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
    Type: Anti-Tank (AT) Grenade
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
    Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
    Type: Anti-Tank; Anti-Material Rifle
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
    Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Carbine
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the STEN SMG
    STEN SMG
    Type: Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
    Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
    Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
    Type: Assault Rifle
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
    Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
    Type: Assault Rifle
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-40
    Tokarev SVT-40
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
    Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 31 60mm
    Type 31 60mm
    Type: 60mm Infantry Light Mortar
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
    United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
    Type: Submachine Gun
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
    Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
    Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
    Type: Self-Loading Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle