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World War I Weapons (1914-1918)

World War 1 set the stage for much of what made up World War 2 and featured the arrival of military air power, the machine gun and the combat tank.

World War I Weapons (1914-1918)

World War 1 set the stage for much of what made up World War 2 and featured the arrival of military air power, the machine gun and the combat tank.


The industrialized world went to war in 1914 after tensions spilt over from the assassination of then little-known Archduke Ferdinand. Allegiances forced parties to declare war on one another and, within time, the world was embroiled in what would come to be known as "The Great War" or the "War to End All Wars" (later to become chronologically recognized as "World War 1"). As powers geared up for the battlefield, the once-euphoric public were shocked that the "gentlemen's wars" of old had given way to dastardly implements such as chemical warfare, machine guns, fighter aircraft and armored vehicles of trench warfare - war was a bloody an affair as ever before. The conflict was primarily centered in Europe and fought between the Central Powers and the Triple Entente. The Central Powers were made up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the German Empire, the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey) and the Kingdom of Bulgaria. The Triple Entente was forged of an alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia and later on went to include allies such as the United States and Italy by war's end.

By the conclusion of the years-long conflict (many suggested at the outset that this would be a short-lived war to be over by Christmas of 1914), millions lay dead or maimed for life and the empires of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey were no more. The Russian Empire itself ceased to exist amidst internal political issues, bowing out of the war in 1917 to become the Soviet Union in 1922. The Allied victory was eventually ensured by the contributions and sacrifices of many. With the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires dissolved, Germany was handed much of the blame for the war - laying down the foundation of what would become World War 2.
  German Empire  
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Flag of the United Kingdom
  United States  
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Flag of France
Flag of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy
  Russian Empire  
Flag of the Russian Empire
  Empire of Japan  
Flag of the Empire of Japan
Flag of Belgium
Flag of the Ottoman Empire
Flag of Australia
Flag of Canada

  German Empire

  Albatros B.II
  Albatros C.I
  Albatros C.III
  Albatros C.V
  Albatros C.X
  Albatros D.I
  Albatros D.II
  Albatros D.III
  Albatros D.V
  Albatros D.Va
  Albatros J.I
  Aviatik B.I
  Aviatik C.I
  Aviatik D.VI
  Aviatik D.VII
  DFW T.28 (Floh)
  Fokker C.I
  Fokker D.VII
  Fokker D.VIII (E.V)
  Fokker Dr.I Triplane
  Fokker E (Eindecker)
  Fokker V.4 Triplane
  Fokker V.5 Triplane
  Fokker V.6 Triplane
  Fokker V.8 (Quintuplane)
  Friedrichshafen FF.33
  Friedrichshafen G.III
  Gotha G.IV
  Gotha G.V
  Halberstadt CL.II
  Halberstadt CL.IV
  Halberstadt D.I
  Halberstadt D.II / D.III
  Halberstadt D.IV
  Halberstadt D.V
  Hansa-Brandenburg B.I
  Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
  Junkers CL.I Monoplane
  Junkers J1 Monoplane
  Junkers J2 Monoplane
  LFG Roland C.II (Whale)
  LFG Roland D.II (Shark)
  LFG Roland D.VI
  LTG FD.1 Floatplane
  LVG B (series)
  Pfalz A.1 Monoplane
  Pfalz D.III
  Pfalz D.XII
  Pfalz D.XV
  Pfalz Dr.I Triplane
  Pfalz E.I Monoplane
  Rumpler 6B Floatplane
  Rumpler B.I
  Rumpler C.I
  Rumpler C.III
  Rumpler C.IV
  Rumpler C.VII
  Rumpler C.VIII
  Rumpler D.I
  Rumpler G (series)
  Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
  Schutte-Lanz D.I
  Schutte-Lanz D.III
  Schutte-Lanz Dr.I Triplane
  Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1
  Siemens-Schukert D.I
  Siemens-Schukert D.III
  Siemens-Schukert D.IV
  Siemens-Schukert R.VIII
  Zeppelin L.10 Airship
  Zeppelin L.32 Airship
  Zeppelin L.52 Airship
  Zeppelin Z.12 Airship
  Zeppelin-Staaken R (Series)

  Armor & Vehicles
  Bussing A5P Car
  Daimler Model 1915 Car
  Ehrhardt E-V/4 Car
  K Grosskampfwagen
  Leichter Kampfwagen I
  Leichter Kampfwagen II
  Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
  StPzWg A7VU prototype
  Sturmpanzerwagen Obers.

  Small Arms
  Bergmann MP18 SMG
  Luger P08 Pistol
  Gast-Maschinengewehr M1917
  Mauser C96 Pistol
  Mauser Model 1871 Rifle
  Mauser Model 1888 Rifle
  Mauser Model 1898 Rifle
  Mauser M1918 (T-Gewehr)
  Maxim MG08 Machine Gun
  Maxim MG08/15 LMG
  Model 1917 Grenade (Egg)
  Model 24 Grenade (Stick)
  Spandau LMG08/15 Aircraft MG

  7.58cm Minenwerfer Mortar
  7.7cm Feldkanone 16 Field Gun
  7.7cm Feldkanone 96 Field Gun
  10.5cm leFH 16 Howitzer
  15cm Kanone 16 Field Gun
  15cm sFH 13 Howitzer
  17cm Minenwerfer Mortar
  21cm Morser 16 Howitzer
  25cm Minenwerfer Mortar
  Big Bertha Siege Gun
  Paris Gun Railway Gun

  Warships & Submarines
  Baden Dreadnought
  Derfflinger Battlecruiser
  Emden (1909) Light Cruiser
  Emden (1916 Light Cruiser)
  Goeben Battlecruiser
  Konigsberg (1905) Light Cruiser
  Konigsberg (1915) Light Cruiser
  Leipzig light Cruiser
  Mainz Light Cruiser
  Moltke Light Cruiser
  Mowe Commerce Raider
  Schleswig-Holstein Predread.
  Seeadler Commerce Raider
  U-9 Submarine
  U-19 Submarine
  U-21 Submarine
  U-106 Submarine

  AirCo DH.2
  AirCo DH.4
  AirCo DH.5
  AirCo DH.9
  AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
  Armstrong Whitworth FK.8
  Armstrong Whitworth FK.9
  Armstrong Whitworth FK.10
  Austin Osprey Triplane
  Avro 504
  Avro 523 (Pike)
  Avro 529
  Avro 531 (Spider)
  Beardmore WB.III/SB.3
  Blackburn RT.1 Kangaroo
  Bolton Paul Bobolink
  Bristol F.2
  Bristol M.1 Monoplane
  Bristol Scout
  C.23 Coastal-class Airship
  Fairey Campania
  Fairey III
  Felixstowe F.2
  Felixstowe F.5
  Martinsyde F.4
  Martinsyde G (series)
  N.S.7 North Sea-class Blimp
  Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2
  Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2
  Royal Aircraft Factory FE.8
  Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8
  Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5
  Short Type 184 Floatplane
  Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter
  Sopwith Baby
  Sopwith Camel
  Sopwith Dolphin
  Sopwith Dragon
  Sopwith Pup
  Sopwith Rhino Triplane
  Sopwith Snipe
  Sopwith Tabloid
  Sopwith Triplane
  SSZ.65 SSZ-class Blimp
  Vickers Gunbus
  Vickers Vimy

  Armor & Vehicles
  Austin Armored Car
  Gun Carrier Mk 1 SPA
  Lanchester Armored Car
  Little Willie Landship
  Medium Mark C Tank
  Medium Tank Whippet
  Rolls-Royce Armored Car
  Mk I Medium Tank (Big Willie)
  Mk II Medium Tank
  Mk IV Heavy Tank
  Mk V Heavy Tank
  Mk VIII (International)
  Mk IX Personnel Carrier

  Small Arms
  Bangalore Torpedo
  Grenade No.6
  Grenade No.7
  Grenade No.15 (Ball)
  Grenade No.16 (Oval)
  Grenade No.34 (Egg)
  Lee-Metford Rifle
  Lee-Enfield Rifle
  Martini-Henry Rifle
  Mills Bomb
  Stokes 3" Mortar
  Vickers Machine Gun
  Webley & Scott M1905 pistol
  Webley Bull Dog Revolver
  Webley M1887 Revolver

  6" 26 cwt Howtizer
  Flying Pig Trench Mortar
  Ordnance BL 4.7" Field Gun
  Ordnance BL 9.2" Railway Gun
  Ordnance BL 12" Railway Gun
  Ordnance BL 12" Howitzer
  Ordnance BL 12" Mk IX Gun
  Ordnance BL 18-Pounder
  Ordnance BL 60-Pounder
  Ordnance QF 2-Pdr Pom-Pom

  Ships & Submarines
  D-class Submarine
  E-class Submarine
  K-class Submarine
  HMS Agamemnon Predread.
  HMS Agincourt Dreadnought
  HMS Argus Aircraft Carrier
  HMS Ark Royal Aircraft Carrier
  HMS Audacious Battleship
  HMS Barnham Battleship
  HMS Bellerophon Battleship
  HMS Benbow Battleship
  HMS Ben-my-Chree Carrier
  HMS Campania Carrier
  HMS Canada Battleship
  HMS Canopus Battleship
  HMS Colossus Dreadnought
  HMS Dreadnought Battleship
  HMS Engadine Carrier
  HMS Furious Aircraft Carrier
  HMS Hermes Cruiser
  HMS Hermes Aircraft Carrier
  HMS King Edward VII Battleship
  HMS Lion Battlecruiser
  HMS New Zealand Battleship
  HMS New Zealand Battlecruiser
  HMS Queen Elizabeth
  HMS Renown Battleship
  HMS Royal Sovereign Battleship
  HMS Tiger Battlecruiser
  HMS Warspite Dreadnought
  United States

  Aeromarine Model 39
  Aeromarine Model 40
  Curtiss H-16
  Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
  Curtiss NC (Nancy)
  Martin MB-1 (Glenn Martin)
  Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11
  Vought VE-7 Bluebird

  Armor & Vehicles
  Davidson-Cadillac Car
  Ford M1918 Light Tank
  FWD Model B Truck
  Holt Gas-Electric Tank
  King Armored Car
  Model 1917 6-ton Light Tank
  Skeleton Tank
  Tank Mark VIII (Liberty)
  War Tank America
  White Armored Car

  Small Arms
  Browning Auto-5 Shotgun
  Browning M1917 Machine Gun
  Browning M1918 BAR Rifle
  Colt-Browning M1895
  Colt M1898 Revolver
  Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless
  Colt M1911 Pistol
  Colt M1917 Revolver
  Davis Gun Recoilless Rifle
  Lewis Gun Machine Gun
  Model 1917 American Enfield
  Marlin M1894 Carbine
  Mk 1 Grenade
  Mk 2 Grenade (Pineapple)
  Remington M10 Shotgun
  Remington M11 Shotgun
  Smith & Wesson Triple Lock
  Smith & Wesson M1917
  Smith & Wesseon Model 3
  Smith & Wesseon Model 10
  Springfield M1903
  Stevens M520 Shotgun
  Winchester M1897 Shotgun
  Winchester M1907 Rifle
  Winchester M1912 Shotgun

  Model 1918 GPF Field Gun
  Navy Gun Car 14"

  Warships & Submarines
  B-class Submarine
  USS Adder (SS3)
  USS Alabama (BB-8)
  USS Arizona (BB-39)
  USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
  USS Balch (DD-50)
  USS Bali (ID-2483)
  USS Florida (BB-30)
  USS Flusser (DD-20)
  USS Iowa (BB-4)
  USS L-5 (SS-44)
  USS Lapwing (AM-1)
  USS Nevada (BB-36)
  USS New Mexico (BB-40)
  USS New York (ACR-2)
  USS New York (BB-34)
  USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4)
  USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  USS Perkins (DD-26)
  USS Reid (DD-21)
  USS South Carolina (BB-26)
  USS Texas (BB-35)
  USS Utah (BB-31)
  USS Wyoming (BM-10)
  USS Yorktown (PG-1)

  Warships & Submarines
  HMAS Australia Battlecruiser

  Small Arms
  Ross Rifle

Consider the following sections of this site for more information related to World War I Weapons (1914-1918):

World War I Aircraft
World War I Guns
World War I Tanks
World War I Ships & Submarines

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