The modern Warfighter - and his various tools - still remains the key cog in the machine of war.
Below is a showcase of small arms operators of the world throughout military history with links to their respective lists. All nations having employed some form of firearm or field support piece are included in this index. Note that now-defunct armies, such as those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia, the Empire of Japan, the Kingdom of Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union are also included in this listing (they are labeled as DEFUNCT). Also consider infantry arms that are currently in service by national army.
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Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing all American military medals and ribbons.