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World War II Weapons

Second World War | Equipment by Nation

No other war of recent history holds the interest of many as does World War 2 with its veritable array of characters, events and - of course - weaponry.

World War 2 required a massive outpouring of manufacturing capabilities, giving rise to one of the world's largest industrial producers in the United States of America. The war, and its global reach, challenged many-a-nation to rise up and fight the Axis spread, which was led by German leader Adolph Hitler in Europe, and the empirical reach of Japan across Asia and the Pacific. With its roots planted firmly in The Great War, World War 2 was more or less an extension of the preceding conflict, seeing the growing fusion of man and machine into a more terrifying fighting force. The war was one of very defined heroes (the Allies) and villains (the Axis powers), each supporting their respective freedoms and tyranny while others played the game as it evolved (the Soviet Union of instance). In any case, the war set the stage for the regional conflicts we now witness in our 21st Century and have had a lasting impact on current and upcoming history.

Note: Weapons in development during the war (such as certain jet/rocket aircraft and some heavy tanks) are included in this listing though they may have not reached serial production nor operational service before the end of the conflict.

View the Second World War timeline courtesy of SecondWorldWarHistory.com, a day-by-day timeline approach to major and minor events of World War 2.
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Beech AT-10 Wichita
Beech C-45 Expeditor
Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Bell P-59 Airacomet
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Bell XP-83
Bell XFL Airabonita
Bell XFM-1 Airacuda
Bell XP-77
Bell XP-83
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
Boeing 314 Clipper
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing F4B / P-12
Boeing P-26 Peashooter
Boeing XAT-15 (Crewmaker)
Boeing XB-15 Grandpappy
Boeing XF8B
Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
Brewster F2A Buffalo
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
Brewster XA-32
Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-32 Dominator
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Cons. Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
Curtiss A-18 Shrike
Curtiss P-6 Hawk
Curtiss P-36 Hawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Curtiss SBC Helldiver
Curtiss SC Seahawk
Curtiss S03C Seamew
Curtiss S0C Seagull
Curtiss XF14C
Curtiss XP-42
Curtiss XP-46
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
Curtiss-Wright XP-60
Curtiss-Wright XP-62
Curtiss-Wright XP-71
Douglas A-20 Havoc
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Douglas A-26 Invader
Douglas B-18 Bolo
Douglas BTD Destroyer
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Douglas C-74 Globemaster
Douglas DC-2
Douglas DC-3
Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Douglas TBD Devastator
Douglas XB-19
Douglas XB-42
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
Fisher XP-75 Eagle
Ford Trimotor
General Aircraft Hamilcar
Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
Grumman F3F
Grumman F4F Wildcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Grumman Goose
Grumman Hu-16 Albatross
Grumman J2F Duck
Grumman TBF Avenger
Grumman XP-50 Skyrocket
Hughes H-4 Hercules
Hughes Model D-2
Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
Lockheed C-69 Constellation
Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed L-133 Starjet
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Lockheed PV Ventura / Harpoon
Lockheed XP-49
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
Martin AM Mauler
Martin B-26 Marauder
Martin Baltimore
Martin JRM Mars
Martin Mariner
Martin Maryland
McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
North American A-36 Apache
North American B-25 Mitchell
North American P-51 Mustang
North American T-6 Texan
North American XB-28 Dragon
Northrop F-15 Reporter
Northrop N-1M
Northrop N-3PB Nomad
Northrop N-9M
Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Northrop XP-79
Northrop YP-35
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
Radioplane OQ-2A
Republic P-43 Lancer
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
Republic XF-12 Rainbow
Republic XP-72 Super T-bolt
Ryan FR Fireball
Seversky P-35
Sikorsky R-4
Sikorsky S-43
Stinson L-1 Vigilant
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Stinson Reliant
Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
Vought F4U Corsair
Vought OS2U Kingfisher
Vought SB2U Vindicator
Vought V-173 Flying Pancake
Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack
Vultee A-35 Vengeance
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Vultee P-66 Vanguard
Vultee XA-41
Vultee XP-54 (Swoose Goose)
Vultee XP-81
Waco CG-4 (Hadrian)
ELCO Torpedo Boat
Higgins Boat Landing Craft
Higgins PT Boat
Huckins Patrol Boat
LCI(L) Landing Craft
LST(2) Landing Craft
SS John W. Brown (B4611)
USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
USS Alabama (BB-60)
USS Alamance (AKA-75)
USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
USS Attu (CVE-102)
USS Balao (SS-285)
USS Bali (ID-2483)
USS Bluefish (SS-222)
USS B.H. Richard (CV-31)
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
USS Cabot (CVL-28)
USS California (BB-44)
USS Canberra (CA-70)
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
USS Dixmude (A-609)
USS Downes (DD-375)
USS Drum (SS-228)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Fall River (CA-131)
USS Fletcher (DD-445)
USS Franklin (CV-13)
USS Franklin Roosevelt (CV-42)
USS Gato (SS-212)
USS Grunion (SS-216)
USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
USS Harris (APA-2)
USS Hornet (CV-8)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Independence (CVL-22)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
USS Intrepid (CV-11)
USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
USS John D. Ford (DD-228)
USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
USS Laffey (DD-724)
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
USS Langley (CV-1)
USS Langley (CVL-27)
USS Lapwing (AM-1)
USS Lexington (CV-2)
USS Ling (SS-297)
USS Lionfish (SS-298)
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-5)
USS Maryland (BB-46)
USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Montana (BB-67)
USS Neavada (BB-36)
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
USS New York (BB-34)
USS North Carolina (BB-55)
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
USS Phoenix (CL-46)
USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
USS Piranha (SS-389)
USS Porpoise (SS-172)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS St. lo (CVE-63)
USS Salmon (SS-182)
USS Samuel Roberts (DE-413)
USS San Diego (CL-53)
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Shamrock (CVE-84)
USS Serpens (AK-97)
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS Tennessee (BB-43)
USS Texas (BB-35)
USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
USS Washington (BB-56)
USS Wasp (CV-7)
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
USS Wrangell (AE-12)
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
USS Yorktown (CV-10)
Nazi Germany

Arado Ar 68
Arado Ar 195
Arado Ar 232 (Millipede)
Arado Ar 234 Blitz
Arado Ar 240
Arado E.340
Arado E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Arado E.500
Arado E.530
Arado E.555
Arado E.560
Arado E.561
Arado E.580
Arado E.581.4
Arado E.654 (Skorpion)
Arado NJ-1 (Nacht Jager)
Arado Projekt II
Arado TEW 16/43-13
Arado TEW 16/43-15
Arado TEW 16/43-19
Arado TEW 16/43-23
Bachem Ba 349 Natter
Blohm & Voss Bv 40
Blohm & Voss Bv 138
Blohm & Voss Bv 141
Blohm & Voss Bv 155
Blohm & Voss Bv 222 Viking
Blohm & Voss Bv 238
Blohm & Voss Bv Ae 607
Blohm & Voss Bv P.111
Blohm & Voss Bv P.163
Blohm & Voss Bv P.170
Blohm & Voss Bv P.188
Blohm & Voss Bv P.192
Blohm & Voss Bv P.194
Blohm & Voss Bv P.196
Blohm & Voss Bv P.111
Blohm & Voss Bv P.208
Blohm & Voss Bv P.209.02
Blohm & Voss Bv P.212
Blohm & Voss Bv P.213
BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
DFS Assault Glider
Dornier Do 17
Dornier Do 18
Dornier Do 22
Dornier Do 24
Dornier Do 214
Dornier Do 215
Dornier Do 217
Dornier Do P.256
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil
Dornier Do 635 (Zwilling)
Dornier Do P.254
Dornier Do P.256
Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
Fieseler Fi 167
Flettner Fl 265
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri
Focke-Achelis Fa 223 Drache
Focke-Achelis Fa 269
Focke-Wulf Fw 61
Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Focke-Wulf Fw 191
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor
Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
Focke-Wulf P.VII Flitzer
Focke-Wulf Projekt II
Focke-Wulf Projekt K
Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Focke-Wulf Ta 152
Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito
Focke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein
Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika)
Gotha P.60A/B
Gotha P.60C
Gotha Go 242
Gotha Go 244
Heinkel He 51
Heinkel He 59
Heinkel He 70 Blitz
Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
Heinkel He 112
Heinkel He 115
Heinkel He 162 Volksjager
Heinkel He 176
Heinkel He 177 Greif
Heinkel He 178
Heinkel He 219 Uhu
Heinkel He 277 (Amerika)
Heinkel He 280
Heinkel He 343 Strahlbomber
Heinkel P.1077 (Julia)
Heinkel P.1078B
Heinkel P.1078C
Heinkel P.1079
Heinkel Lerche
Henschel Hs 123
Henschel Hs 129
Henschel Hs 132
Henschel P.75
Horton Ho IX (Go 229)
Horton Ho XVIII (Amerika)
Horton Ho X
Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
Junkers Ju 88
Junkers Ju 187
Junkers Ju 188 Rache
Junkers Ju 287
Junkers Ju 290
Junkers Ju 352 Herkules
Junkers Ju 388 Stortebeker
Junkers Ju 390 (New York)
Junkers Ju 488
Junkers EF 128
Junkers EF 140 (Amerika)
Junkers P.009 (Hubjager)
Lippisch GB
Lippisch P.13A
Lippisch P.13B
Luftwaffe Mistel
Messerschmitt Bf 108
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
Messerschmitt Me 209-II
Messerschmitt Me 210
Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe
Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant
Messerschmitt Me 328
Messerschmitt Me 329
Messerschmitt Me P.08-01
Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse
Messerschmitt P.1099
Messerschmitt P.1101
Messerschmitt P.1101/92
Messerschmitt P.1106
Messerschmitt P.1110
Messerschmitt P.1111
Messerschmitt P.1112
Messerschmitt P.262 HG III
5cm PaK auf PzKpfw II
7.5cm PaK 40/1 Lorraine
10.5cm leFH 16 FCM
10.5cm leFH 16 GsP
10.5cm leFH 18/3 B2
Aufklarungspanzerwagen 38
BMW R4 Motorcycle
BMW R12 Motorcycle
BMW R35 Motorcycle
BMW R61 Motorcycle
BMW R75 Motorcycle
Daimler-Benz G4 Car
Dicker Max
Flakpanzer IV Ostwind
Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen
Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind
Heuschrecke 10
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte
Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster
LgsFH 13 Lorraine-Schlepper
Maultier (Mule) Half-Track
Opel Blitz Truck
Panzertriebwagen Nr.16
PzKpfW 35(t)
PzKpfW 38(t)
PzKpfW 38(t) Grille
PzKpfW E-100 (Tiger Maus)
SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad
SdKfz 11 Half-Track
SdKfz 101 Panzer I
SdKfz 121 Panzer II
SdKfz 123 Luchs
SdKfz 124 Wespe
SdKfz 131/132 Marder II
SdKfz 135 Marder I
SdKfz 138 Marder III
SdKfz 141 Panzer III
SdKfz 142 StuG III
SdKfz 161 Panzer VI
SdKfz 162 Jagdpanther IV
SdKfz 164 Hornisse
SdKfz 165 Hummel
SdKfz 165/1 Heuschrecke 10
SdKfz 166 Brummbar
SdKfz 167 StuG IV
SdKfz 171 Panzer V (Panther)
SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther
SdKfz 181 Panzer VI (Tiger I)
SdKfz 182 Panzer VIB (Tiger II)
SdKfz 184 Ferdinand
SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger
SdKfz 205 Panzer VIII (Maus)
SdKfz 221 Car
SdKfz 222 Car
SdKfz 223 Car
SdKfz 231 (6-Rad)
SdKfz 231-263 (8-Rad)
SdKfz 234 Puma
SdKfz 247 (6-Rad/4-Rad)
SdKfz 250 Half-Track
SdKfz 251 Half-Track
SdKfz 252 Half-Track
SdKfz 265 Command Tank
SdKfz 302/303 Goliath
sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen
Sturer Emil
Sturmpanzer VI (Sturmtiger)
Steyr Panzerjager-Treibwagen
Steyr Schienenpanzerspahzug
Volkswagen Kublewagen
Volkswagen Schwimmwagen
Zundapp K500W Motorcycle
Great Britain

Empire of Japan

Aichi B7A Grace
Aichi D3A Val
Aichi E13A Jake
Aichi E16A Paul
Aichi M6A Seiran
Aichi S1A Denko
Kawanishi Baika
Kawanishi H6K Mavis
Kawanishi H8K Emily
Kawanishi J6K Squall
Kawanishi K-200
Kawanishi N1K1 Rex
Kawanishi N1K-J George
Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick
Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc
Kawasaki Ki-48 Lily
Kawasaki Ki-60
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony
Kawasaki Ki-64 Rob
Kawasaki Ki-88
Kawasaki Ki-91
Kawasaki Ki-96
Kawasaki Ki-100
Kawasaki Ki-102 Randy
Kawasaki Ki-108
Kayaba Katsuodori
Kyushu J7W Lightning
Kyushu K11W Shiragiku
Kyushu Q1W Tokai
Mansyu/Manshu Ki-98
Mitsubishi A5M Claudia
Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Mitsubishi A7M Sam
Mitsubishi F1M Pete
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko
Mitsubishi G4M Betty
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden
Mitsubishi J8M Shusui
Mitsubishi Ki-15 Babs
Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally
Mitsubishi Ki-30 Ann
Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah
Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu
Mitsubishi Ki-73 Steve
Mitsubishi Ki-83
Mitsubishi Ki-109
Mitsubishi Ki-Q2M Taiyo
Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe
Nakajima B5N Kate
Nakajima B6N Tenzan
Nakajima G8N Renzan
Nakajima G10N Fugaku
Nakajima J1N1 Gekko
Nakajima J5N Tenrai
Nakajima J9Y Orange Blossom
Nakajima Ki-27 Nate
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki
Nakajima Ki-49 Dornyu
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
Nakajima Ki-87
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
Rikugun Ki-93
Rikugun Ki-202
Tachikawa Ki-9
Tachikawa Ki-70 Clara
Tachikawa Ki-74 Pat/Patsy
Tachikawa Ki-77
Tachikawa Ki-94
Tachikawa Ki-106 (Hayate)
Yokosuka D4Y Judy
Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Yokosuka MXY7 Cherry Blossom
Yokosuka P1Y1 (Ginga)
Yokosuka P1Y2-S (Kyokko)
Yokosuka R2Y (Keiun)
Soviet Union

Kingdom of Italy



New Zealand



British India

South Africa



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