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WW2 Small Arms by Country

The individual warfighter was just as important as any warplane or tank in the fighting of World War II.

WW2 Small Arms by Country

The individual warfighter was just as important as any warplane or tank in the fighting of World War II.

OVERVIEW
COUNTRIES
UNITED STATES
GERMANY
BRITAIN
SOVIET UNION
OVERVIEW



Heading into World War 2, the standard infantryman changed little from his World War 1 counterpart. The basic bolt-action rifle was still in widespread circulation and armies were slow to adopt, and appreciate, the compact firepower of the submachine gun. In time, the War evolved the warfighter on all fronts, arming him through self-loading rifles, more potent hand greanades and supplying him with portable suppression firepower. Coupled with well-planned air strikes and armored offensives, the infantryman of World War 2 grew into a more modern battlefield piece. The lessons learned in this year's long conflict were carried over into the various wars of the 20th Century that followed.





  United States  
Flag of the United States
  Nazi Germany  
Flag of Nazi Germany
  Britain  
Flag of the United Kingdom
  Soviet Union  
Flag of the Soviet Union
  Japan  
Flag of the Empire of Japan
  Italy  
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy
  France  
Flag of France
  Czechoslovakia  
Flag of Czechoslovakia
  Australia  
Flag of Australia
  Poland  
Flag of Poland
  Romania  
Flag of Romania
  Finland  
Flag of Finland
  Canada  
Flag of Canada
  New Zealand  
Flag of New Zealand
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