List of common World War II infantry weapons

Contents

 Australia

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

  • Owen
  • Austen submachine gun
  • Thompson M1928A1
  • Sten
  • L2A3

Machine guns

Anti-Tank weapons

 Canada

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

  • Boys anti-tank rifle
  • PIAT

Republic of China China

List of National Revolutionary Army weapons, including warlords and Communists.

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light Machine Guns

Heavy Machine Guns'

  • Chinese Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun (Chinese copy of MG 08)
  • Browning M1917 (locally produced copies chambered for 7.92mm Mauser rounds)[1]
  • PM M1910

Anti-Tank weapons

  • Boys anti tank rifle
  • PTRD

Grenades

Close quarters weapons

 Czechoslovakia

Handguns

  • ČZ vz. 38
  • Pistole vz. 22
  • ČZ vz. 27
  • Pistole vz. 24

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machine Guns

 Finland

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades


Anti-aircraft weapons

  • 7,62 ITKK 31 VKT
  • 20 ITK 40 VKT

Heavy guns

France France

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

  • MAS-38
  • Thompson M1928
  • Sten
  • Bergmann MP18
  • Erma EMP-35
  • Ribeyrolle 1918 automatic carbine

Machine Guns

Nazi Germany Germany

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Automatic Rifles

Sniper Rifles

Anti-tank Weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Melee weapons

Greece Greece

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Gun

Machine Gun

Hungary Hungary

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

  • L-28M Goldmann
  • 31M Vesiczky
  • 36M Vécsey
  • 37M Demeter
  • 42M Vecsey
  • 43M smoke grenade
  • Lila füstgyertya

Italy Italy

Handguns

  • Beretta Modello 1934
  • Beretta Modello 1935
  • Glisenti M1910
  • Roth-Steyr M1907

Submachine Guns

Rifles

  • Carcano M1891
  • Carcano M1891 Moschetto da Cavalleria (Cavalry Carbine)
  • Carcano M1891TS Moschetto per Truppe Speciali (Special Troop Carbine)
  • Carcano M1938 Carbine
  • Steyr-Mannlicher M1895

Machine Guns

Mortars

Hand Grenades

Empire of Japan Japan

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

  • Type 100 SMG
  • Type II

 New Zealand

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

  • Boys anti-tank rifle
  • PIAT

 Norway

Handguns

Rifles

  • Krag-Jørgensen
  • M1917 Enfield (Parachuted to the resistance movement as Military aid)
  • Pattern 1914 Enfield (parachuted to the resistance movement as Military aid)
  • Lee-Enfield (parachuted to the resistance movement as military aid)
  • Karabiner 98k (captured from German forces, used by the Resistance)
  • M1 Carbine (Parachuted to the Resistance movement)
  • AG-42
  • Mosin-Nagant (smuggled from Finland & USSR, used by resistance in the North)
  • Mas36 (leftover from French forces after the battle of Narvik, used by the resistance)

Submachine Guns

  • Sten (Used by the post Norwegian Campaign resistance, not the army.)
  • MP40 (captured from German forces, used by resistance)
  • Thompson M1928A1 (parachuted to the resistance movement as military aid)
  • Madsen M50

Machine Guns

Poland Poland

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine gun

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

  • Kb ppanc wz.35

Grenades

  • Fragmentation Grenade wz.1933
  • Concussion Grenade wz.1933

Flamethrower

  • K pattern flamethrower (Used by the polish resistance)

Grenade launcher

Melee Weapons

  • Lance (Polish Cavalry) secondary weapon close quarters combat

Swords

  • Szabla (Polish Cavalry) secondary weapon close quarters combat

Romania Romania

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

 Soviet Union

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Flamethrowers

  • ROKS-2
  • ROKS-3

Sniper Rifles

Swords

Knife

 United Kingdom

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Sniper Rifle

Knives

 United States

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Sniper Rifles

Shotgun (Commonly used by the Marines in the Pacific theater, limited use in Europe)

Anti-Tank Weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Grenade launcher

  • M7 grenade launcher

Mortars

Knife

References


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