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Infantry Small Arms and Related Equipment Index


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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GUNS BY TYPE
Each infantry-level weapon plays a particular role in war and this section showcases them based on type and intended battlefield role.
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GUNS BY DECADE
With each passing decade there has been an evolution of the gun as we know it - this section attempts to showcase just that.
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MODERN ARMY GUN INVENTORIES
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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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 (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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AMERICAN WILD WEST (1783-1920)
The American Wild West captures the imagination of many and this section showcases the guns that tamed the period.
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WORLD WAR 1 (1914-1918)
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 (1939-1945)
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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