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Infantry Small Arms and Related Equipment


Victory in warfare still relies on the individual warfighter and the available personal weapons, equipment, and training.

Despite the advancements have been made concerning the battlefield, the infantryman remains at the center of the war machine. From spear and bronze shield to automatic weapon and Kevlar body armor, a force advances and retreats based on what the individual warfighter can accomplish within the working unit - and the warfighter is only as good as the equipment, training, support, and leadership available to him/her. The following categories cover the history of infantry weapons and related small arms as far back as the 1700s, running through modern systems and up to those possible weapons of a future battlefield.

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GUNS BY COUNTRY
Our listing of past and present infantry-level small arms and related equipment by operating country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabe.
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GUN MANUFACTURERS
From A-to-Z we list the manufacturers of military and civilian smallarms throughout the centuries including Colt, Enfield, Kalashnikov and others.
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MODERN ARMY FORCES INVENTORY INDEX
Modern militaries showcase a variety of infantry-level small arms ranging from sidearms and long guns to special systems and mortars.
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PISTOLS / HANDGUNS & REVOLVERS
The pistol sidearm has evolved much since its widespread introduction, graduating from revolver types to semi-automatics.
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SUBMACHINE GUNS
Born in the trenches of World War 1, the submachine gun changed the concept of Close-Quarters Battle (CQB) heading into World War 2 and beyond.
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ASSAULT RIFLES
The assault rifle originated in the fighting of World War 2 and was perfected through several notable post-war designs including the Kalashnikov AK-47.
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BOLT-ACTION RIFLES
Despite its age, the bolt-action rifle remains a battlefield mainstay due to its prove capabilities and reliability.
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SNIPER RIFLES
Sniper rifles hold a storied past dating back to the widespread adoption of the long gun. With its arrived specially-trained marksmen.
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MACHINE GUNS
Another weapon type to see its value skyrocket in World War 1 became the machine gun for its lethal suppressive firepower over range.
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SHOTGUNS
Shotguns serve various industries - military, security, police, sporting, civilian home defense. It is a tried-and proven class of firearm.
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HAND GRENADES
The infantry hand grenade has stood the test of time and, while technology has evolved it some, remains true to its roots.
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INFANTRY MORTARS
Despite its basic function and design, the infantry-level mortar has continued to find value on the modern battlefield.
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SPECIAL FORCES WEAPONS BY GROUP
Display of the various small arms deployed by the unique special forces operating groups of the world including the Navy SEALs and SPETSNAZ.
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR GUNS (1861-1865)
The 'War Between the States' is regarded by many as the first of the 'modern wars' due to its integration of various battlefield technologies.
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WORLD WAR 1 GUNS
The Great War of 1914-1918 relied on old technologies and brought about use of all-new ones as well - leading to years of bloodshed.
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WORLD WAR 2 GUNS
Born from the fallout of World War 1, World War 2 was no less bloody as it showcased all new weapons and tactics.
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KOREAN WAR GUNS
The Korean Conflict of 1950-1953 pitted the East and West in the first of its major proxy wars, setting the stage for the Cold War.
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VIETNAM WAR GUNS
The long-running Vietnam Conflict dragged both regional and global participants into it and affected the lives of millions.
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