List of common World War II infantry weapons

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

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

 Commonwealth of Australia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weaponry

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Mortars

Flag of Austria.svg Federal State of Austria[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

 Kingdom of Belgium[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Anti-tank guns

Bayonets

  • Modèle 1924

United States of Brazil[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Shotguns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

 Kingdom of Bulgaria[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Mortars

Anti-tank weapons

 Dominion of Canada[edit]

Sidearms

Sub-machine guns

Rifles

Machine guns

Shotguns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Slovakia Slovak Republic[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Light machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Mortars

  • 80 mm vz. 36 – medium mortar

 Republic of China[edit]

List of weapons used by the National Revolutionary Army, as well as Communist forces and Chinese Warlords

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Shotguns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Close quarters weapons

CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovak Republic[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Assault rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine guns

Mortars

Grenades

Anti-tank weapons

Knives and bayonets

 Kingdom of Denmark[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Hand Grenades

 Republic of Finland[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine guns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Anti-aircraft weapons

Knives

Mines

France French Third Republic[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Shotguns

Submachine Guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Mortars

 German Reich[edit]

Sidearms


Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Assault Rifles

Sniper rifles

Shotguns

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Grenade Launcher

Close quarter weapons

Mortars

 Kingdom of Greece[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium Machine guns

Anti-tank guns

Mortars

 Kingdom of Hungary[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

 Kingdom of Italy (Fascist)[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Mortars

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Bayonets

  • Modello 1891 "sciabola baionetta"
  • Modello 1891/38 "pugnale baionetta"

 Empire of Japan[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Sub-Machine guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Machine Guns

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Grenade Dischargers

Swords

 Republic of Lithuania[edit]

Sidearms

Submachine Guns

Rifles

Machine Guns

 Republic of Estonia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Sub-machineguns

Machine-guns

Anti-tank Guns

 Republic of Latvia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Grenades

 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Guns

 British Malaya[edit]

Sidearms

Shotguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Rifles

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Knives

 Manchukuo[edit]

Sidearms

  • Mauser Type 1 Pistol
  • Mauser Type 2 or 3 Pistol

Rifles

Machine guns

Grenade Dischargers

 United Mexican States[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Anti-Tank Guns

Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1924-1930).svg Mongolian People's Republic[edit]

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Grenades

Anti-Tank Weapons

 Dominion of New Zealand[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

 Kingdom of Norway[edit]

Sidearms

  • Colt M1914 - Norwegian produced Colt M1911, standard issue for the Norwegian army until 1940.
  • Nagant M1895 - Earlier service pistol that preceded the M14 in service. Still in use by 1940.
  • Colt M1911 - Some were purchased prior to production of M14.
  • Luger P08

Rifles

Machine Guns

Grenades

  • Makeshift grenades and bombs

 Republic of Poland[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles


Submachine gun

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Grenade launchers

Flamethrowers

  • Zieliński flamethrower
  • Sender flamethrower
  • WS-1 flamethrower
  • WS-2 flamethrower

Mortars

  • wz.18 mortar
  • wz.28 mortar
  • wz.18/31 mortar
  • wz.31 mortar
  • wz.32 heavy mortar
  • wz.40 mortar

 Kingdom of Romania[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank guns

 Union of South Africa[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mortars

 Soviet Union[edit]

Sidearms

Sub-Machine Guns

Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles

Rifles

Anti-tank Rifles

Machine guns

Grenades

Grenade Launchers

Knives

Flamethrowers

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mines

 Kingdom of Thailand[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Grenade dischargers

 United Kingdom (including British Empire)[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Shotguns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Sniper rifles

Knives

 United States of America[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Sniper rifles

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

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Recoilless rifles

Grenades

Grenade launcher

Mortars

Edged weapons

Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machineguns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Anti tank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鳶け斻 - 犖栠條馱釦". www.chinesefirearms.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.