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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.

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.

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There are a total of 98 Small Arms from 1940 to 1949 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing also includes other small arms of the period such as hand grenades, infantry mortars, and related man-portable systems.





#1
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
Recoilless Rifle
#2
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
#3
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
#4
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
Experimental Self-Loading / Semi-Automatic Service Rifle / Battle Rifle
#5
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AUSTEN SMG
AUSTEN SMG
Submachine Gun
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 1951
Beretta Model 1951
Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
#7
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#8
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
Prototype Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#9
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blyskawica SMG
Blyskawica SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
#10
1942
National Flag Graphic
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)
Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
#11
1945
National Flag Graphic
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)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#12
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Carl-Gustav M1948
Carl-Gustav M1948
Multirole, Shoulder-Fired Recoilless Rifle
#13
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Charlton Automatic Rifle
Charlton Automatic Rifle
Semi-Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#14
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the De Lisle Carbine
De Lisle Carbine
Silenced Carbine
#15
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Degtyarev DPM LMG
Degtyarev DPM LMG
Light Support / Vehicle Machine Gun
#16
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Degtyarev KPV-14.5 (Krupnokaliberniy Pulemyot Vladimirova)
Degtyarev KPV-14.5 (Krupnokaliberniy Pulemyot Vladimirova)
Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
#17
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
Anti-Tank (AT) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
#18
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dror LMG
Dror LMG
Squad Support Weapon / Light Machine Gun
#19
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
Self-Loading Service Rifle / Battle Rifle
#20
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#21
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#22
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy)
Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy)
Man-Portable Infantry Flamethrower
#23
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41)
Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41)
Man-Portable Flame Thrower
#24
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FNAB Model 1943
FNAB Model 1943
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#25
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
Single-Shot Pistol
#26
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Giandoso TZ-45
Giandoso TZ-45
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#27
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Goryunov SG-43
Goryunov SG-43
Air-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
#28
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
Semi-Automatic Rifle
#29
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hamada Type (Hamada Type Automatic)
Hamada Type (Hamada Type Automatic)
Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
#30
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
Pump-Action Military / Security Shotgun
#31
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Johnson LMG
Johnson LMG
Light Machine Gun / Squad Support Weapon
#32
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Johnson Model 1941
Johnson Model 1941
Semi-Automatic Rifle
#33
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kalashnikov AK-47
Kalashnikov AK-47
Assault Rifle
#34
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KG m/40 (Knorr-Bremse)
KG m/40 (Knorr-Bremse)
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#35
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
Medium Infantry Mortar
#36
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lanchester (SMG)
Lanchester (SMG)
Submachine Gun
#37
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
Bolt-Action Service Carbine
#38
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
Reusable, Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
#39
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower
M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower
Portable Infantry Flamethrower
#40
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Carbine
#41
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M17 (T2 Grenade)
M17 (T2 Grenade)
Rifle Grenade
#42
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M18 RR
M18 RR
Crew-Served Recoilless Rifle / Anti-Tank / Anti-Personnel Weapon
#43
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
Light Infantry Mortar
#44
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
Battalion Field Mortar
#45
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
Heavy Field Mortar
#46
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1943 160mm (MT-13)
M1943 160mm (MT-13)
Heavy Mortar
#47
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
Rifled Infantry Mortar Weapon
#48
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M2 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M2)
M2 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M2)
Select-Fire Automatic Carbine
#49
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M20 75mm
M20 75mm
Recoilless Rifle
#50
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M2-2 / M9A1-7
M2-2 / M9A1-7
Man-Portable Backpack Infantry Flamethrower
#51
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3 (Grease Gun)
M3 (Grease Gun)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#52
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M3)
M3 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M3)
Sniper Carbine Rifle
#53
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#54
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M9 HEAT
M9 HEAT
High-Explosive, Ant-Tank Rifle Grenade
#55
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
#56
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#57
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mauser 2.8cm schwere Panzerbuchse 41 (sPzB 41)
Mauser 2.8cm schwere Panzerbuchse 41 (sPzB 41)
Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR) / Anti-Tank Gun (ATG)
#58
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mendoza Model 45
Mendoza Model 45
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#59
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mendoza RM-2
Mendoza RM-2
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#60
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mortar, 60mm M19
Mortar, 60mm M19
Light Infantry Mortar
#61
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mortar, 60mm M2
Mortar, 60mm M2
Light Infantry Mortar
#62
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#63
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#64
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#65
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the No. 68 AT
No. 68 AT
Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
#66
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the No. 73 AT (N73)
No. 73 AT (N73)
Anti-Tank Grenade
#67
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
Hand Grenade
#68
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northover Projector
Northover Projector
Anti-Tank Gun / Grenade Launcher
#69
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
Heavy Field Mortar
#70
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch
Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch
Recoilless Rifle
#71
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Orita Model 1941
Orita Model 1941
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#72
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#73
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panzerfaust 30
Panzerfaust 30
Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
#74
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panzerfaust 60
Panzerfaust 60
Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
#75
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
Resuable, Man-Portable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
#76
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher
#77
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PPS-42 / PPS-43
PPS-42 / PPS-43
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#78
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#79
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine
#80
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RP-46
RP-46
General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
#81
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#82
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-2
RPG-2
Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade
#83
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-40
RPG-40
Anti-Tank Stick Grenade
#84
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-43
RPG-43
Anti-Tank Grenade
#85
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
Anti-Tank (AT) Grenade
#86
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (ATR / AMR)
#87
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
Semi-Automatic, Self-Loading Carbine
#88
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the STEN SMG
STEN SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine
#89
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#90
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
Assault Rifle
#91
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
Assault Rifle
#92
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tokarev SVT-40
Tokarev SVT-40
Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
#93
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#94
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 31 60mm
Type 31 60mm
60mm Infantry Light Mortar
#95
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#96
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
Bolt-Action Rifle
#97
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
Self-Loading Semi-Automatic Rifle
#98
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle