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WW2 Small Arms Index

World War 2 was a continuation of the fighting of World War 1 and relied on both old and new infantry-level weapons as a result.

WW2 Small Arms Index

World War 2 was a continuation of the fighting of World War 1 and relied on both old and new infantry-level weapons as a result.

OVERVIEW


Despite the advances made in other areas of warfare by the time of World War 2 (1939-1945), it still fell to the tactics, equipment and bravery of the individual infantryman to claim the victory. Brutal house-to-house was the norm when wide-open fields and country sides were not available. As a result, the warfighter had to equipped with various weapons to see the mission through and this went on to include pistols, submachine guns, machine guns, shotguns, grenades and support weapons. By the end of the years-long bloody conflict, the infantryman had evolved to become a new, more flexible and deadly fighting component than those of war's past.

Top-Level Categories
By Country
Complete List
Pistols
Service Rifles
Sniper Rifles
Machine Guns
Hand Grenades
Submachine Guns
Anti-Tank Weapons
Anti-Tank Rifles
Infantry Mortars
By National Power
Empire of Japan
Nazi Germany
United States
United Kingdom
Soviet Union
Kingdom of Italy
Australia
France
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Romania
New Zealand
Canada
Special Interest
U.S. Airborne Infantry Small Arms
U.S. Infantry Regiment Small Arms
Operation Market Garden (1944)
Winter War (1939-1940)


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