List of World War II infantry weapons

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This is a list of infantry weapons which were used in World War II (1939–1945).

Albania[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Australia[edit]

Two Australian soldiers equipped with Owen submachine guns

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Austria[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Medium machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Medium machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Canada[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Republic of China[edit]

A Chinese Nationalist Army soldier equipped with a ZB vz. 26 and a German M1935 helmet

Weapons used by the National Revolutionary Army, as well as Communist forces and Chinese Warlords

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Medium machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Independent State of Croatia[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Automatic rifles[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Czechoslovak Republic[edit]

Czechoslovakian soldiers with a ZB vz. 26 and a ZB vz. 24

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Danish resistance fighter with a Sten gun

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Finland[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Mines[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

France[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Guided explosive weapons[edit]

Germany[edit]

German paratrooper carrying a MG 42

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Combination guns[edit]

Semi-automatic carbines[edit]

  • M1 Carbine (Captured weapons classified as Selbstladekarabiner 455(a))

Assault rifles[edit]

Battle rifles[edit]

Bolt action rifles[edit]

Sniper rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade launchers[edit]

Mines[edit]

Rocket launchers[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Guided explosive weapons[edit]

Greece[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Medium machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Kingdom of Nepal[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Kingdom of Egypt[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Kingdom of Iraq[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Imperial State of Iran[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

India[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Mines[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Italy[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Medium machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Japan[edit]

WW2 Japanese INfatry Weapons Poster Chart Newsmap Vol 3 No 34 1944-12-11 US Government National Archives NARA Unrestricted Public domain 26-nm-3-34 002.jpg
Japanese soldiers with a Type 92 machine gun during the 1941 Battle of Changsha

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Semi-automatic rifles[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade dischargers[edit]

Mines[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Guided explosive weapons[edit]

  • I-Go (Remote-controlled explosive machine)

Latvia[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Manchukuo[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenade dischargers[edit]

Mengjiang[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Norway[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade launchers[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Poland[edit]

Polish infantry marching with their rifles

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine gun[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade launchers[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Romania[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

First Slovak Republic[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Light machine guns[edit]

Heavy machine guns[edit]

Mortars[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

State of Burma[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Automatic and battle rifles[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade launchers[edit]

Mines[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade dischargers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

United Kingdom (including the British Empire)[edit]

British soldiers at Tobruk, equipped with Thompson submachine guns and Lee-Enfield rifles

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Sniper rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]


Grenades[edit]

Obstacle clearing explosive charges[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Guided explosive weapons[edit]

United States[edit]

A U.S. Marine armed with a M1 carbine

Edged weapons[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Commonly used by the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theater, limited use in Europe.

Rifles[edit]

Sniper rifles[edit]

Recoilless rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Grenade launchers[edit]

Obstacle clearing explosive charges[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

Sidearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Automatic rifles[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Grenades[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]


WWII weapons list shown by categories

World War II weapons list shown by categories[edit]

Edged Weapons
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
NR-40 Combat Knife N/A Soviet Union N/A
1219C2 Combat Knife N/A United States N/A
Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger N/A United Kingdom N/A
SG84/98 III Bayonet N/A Nazi Germany N/A
Type 30 Bayonet N/A Empire Of Japan N/A
M1939 Dagger N/A Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Pistols
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
TT-33 Pistol 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
M1911A1 Pistol .45 ACP United States N/A
Webley Mk IV Pistol .38/200 British Empire N/A
Walther P38 Pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Nazi Germany N/A
Type 14 Nambu Pistol 8×22mm Nambu Empire Of Japan N/A
Beretta M34 Pistol .380 ACP Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Shotguns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
Winchester M12 Shotgun 12-Gauge United States N/A
Sub-Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
PPSh-41 Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
PPS-43 Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev Soviet Union N/A
M1A1 Thompson Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP United States N/A
M3A1 Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP United States N/A
Sten Mk II Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum United Kingdom N/A
MP40 Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum Nazi Germany N/A
Type 100 Nambu Sub-Machine Gun 8×22mm Nambu Empire Of Japan N/A
Beretta M38A Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum Kingdom Of Italy N/A
Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
StG44 Assault Rifle 7.92×33mm Kurz Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
FG42 Battle Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZFG42 4× Scope
Rifles & Anti-Tank Rifles
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
Mosin–Nagant M1891/1930 Rifle 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
SVT-40 Rifle 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
M1 Garand Rifle .30-06 Springfield United States Available Attachment:
  • M84 2.2× Scope
Springfield M1903A1 Rifle .30-06 Springfield United States Available Attachment:
  • Unertl 7.8× Scope
M1 Carbine Rifle .30 Carbine United States N/A
Lee–Enfield No.4 Mk I Rifle .303 British United Kingdom Available Attachment:
  • No.32 Mk II 3.5× Scope
Kar98k Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF42 5× Scope
G43 Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
Type 99 Arisaka Rifle 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan Available Attachment:
  • Type 99 4× Scope
Carcano M1891/1938 Rifle 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano Kingdom Of Italy N/A
PTRD-41 Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm Soviet Union N/A
PTRS-41 Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm Soviet Union N/A
Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country Of Origin Details
DP-28 Light Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR Soviet Union N/A
M1918A2 Light Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield United States N/A
Bren Mk II Light Machine Gun .303 British United Kingdom N/A
MG13 Light Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Wehrmacht Republic N/A
Type 99 Nambu Light Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan N/A
Breda M30 Light Machine Gun 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano Kingdom Of Italy N/A
M1919A4 Medium Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield United States N/A
Vickers Mk I Medium Machine Gun .303 British United Kingdom N/A
Maxim M1910 Heavy Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR Russian Empire N/A
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun .50 BMG United States N/A
Type 92 Nambu Heavy Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka Empire Of Japan N/A
Breda M37 Heavy Machine Gun 8×59mm RB Breda Kingdom Of Italy N/A
MG34 General-Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany N/A
MG42 General-Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser Nazi Germany N/A
Grenades & Anti-Tank Grenades
Weapons Type Filling Country Of Origin Details
RGD-33 Grenade TNT Soviet Union N/A
Mk II Grenade TNT United States N/A
No.36 Mk I Grenade Baratol United Kingdom N/A
M24 Grenade TNT Wehrmacht Republic N/A
Type 97 Grenade TNT Empire Of Japan N/A
OTO Mod. 35 Grenade TNT Kingdom Of Italy N/A
RPG-43 Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Soviet Union N/A
No.74 Anti-Tank Grenade NG United Kingdom N/A
H3.5 Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Nazi Germany N/A
OTO L Anti-Tank Grenade TNT Kingdom Of Italy N/A


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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