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).

 Free Albania[edit]

Handguns

Rifles and Long-ranged Weaponry

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Commonwealth of Australia[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

 Republic of Austria[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Kingdom of Belgium[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Bayonets

  • Modèle 1924

Brazil United States of Brazil[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Shotguns

 Tsardom of Bulgaria[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Dominion of Canada[edit]

Handguns

Sub-MachineGuns

Rifles

Machine guns

Shotguns

Grenades

 First Slovak Republic[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Light Machine Guns

Heavy Machine Guns

Mortars

  • 80 mm vz. 36 - medium mortar

 Republic of China[edit]

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

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Shotguns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns'

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Close quarters weapons

 Free Czechoslovak Republic[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Kingdom of Denmark[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Hand Grenades

 Dominican Republic[edit]

Handguns

Submachine guns

 Republic of Finland[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Anti-aircraft weapons

Knives

Mines

France French Third Republic[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Shotguns

Submachine Guns

Light Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Mortars

 The Third Reich (Nazi Germany)[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub-Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Assault Rifles

Sniper rifles

Shotguns

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Grenade Launcher

Close quarter weapons

Mortars or Granatwerfer

 Kingdom of Greece[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Machine guns

Mortars

 Kingdom of Hungary[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

 Imperial Italy (Fascist)[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

  • Breda Modello 1931

Mortars

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Flamethrowers

  • Lanciafiamme Mod. 35
  • Lanciafiamme Mod. 41
  • Lanciafiamme Mod. 41 d'assalto

Bayonets

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

 Empire of Japan[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub-Machine guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Machine Guns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Grenade Dischargers

Swords

 Republic of Lithuania[edit]

Handguns

Submachine Guns

Rifles

Machineguns

 Republic of Estonia[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub-machineguns

Machine-Guns

 Republic of Latvia[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg[edit]

Rifles

Machine Guns

Malaysia British Malaya[edit]

Handguns

Shotguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Rifles

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Knives

 United Mexican States[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machineguns

 Mongolian People's Republic[edit]

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

 Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

 Dominion of New Zealand[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

 Kingdom of Norway[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Poland Second Polish Republic[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine gun

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

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

Grenade launcher

 Kingdom of Romania[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

 Union of South Africa[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mortars

 USSR[edit]

Handguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Assault Rifles

Rifles


Anti-Tank Rifles

Machine Guns

Grenades

Grenade Launchers

  • Diakonov (Attach on M91/30 rifle only)

Knives

Flamethrowers

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mines

 Kingdom of Sweden[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

SMGs

Machine guns

Anti-tank guns

Anti-aircraft guns

Artillery

Self-propelled guns

 Kingdom of Thailand[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Grenade Dischargers

 British Empire & Commonwealth[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Shotguns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Sniper rifles

Knives

 United States of America[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Assault 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

Grenades

Grenade launcher

Mortars

Knives

 Democratic Federal Yugoslavia[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machineguns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Anti tank

See also[edit]

WWII Weapons List Shown By Categories[edit]

Close Combat Weapons
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
Knife nr40 ussr.jpg

NR-40

Combat Knife N/A  Soviet Union N/A
KA-BAR.jpg

1219C2

Combat Knife N/A  United States N/A
Fairburnsykes colour4.jpg

Fairbairn–Sykes

Dagger N/A  United Kingdom N/A
Bagnet wyjęty z pochwy.JPG

S84/98 III

Bayonet N/A  Nazi Germany N/A
Gunto type 98.jpg

Type 98

Sabre N/A  Empire of Japan N/A

M39

Dagger N/A  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Pistols
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
TT33.JPG

TT-33

Pistol 7.62×25mm Tokarev  Soviet Union N/A
M1911A1.png

M1911A1

Pistol .45 ACP  United States N/A
Webley Military Mark IV 1793.jpg

Webley Mk IV

Pistol .38/200  British Empire N/A
Walter HP Speerwerke 1428.jpg

Walther P38

Pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Nazi Germany N/A
Nambu Type 14 1551.jpg

Type 14 Nambu

Pistol 8×22mm Nambu  Empire of Japan N/A
Beretta Model 1934 Pistol.jpg

Beretta M34

Pistol .380 ACP  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Shotguns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
Winchester Model 12 Shotgun. 1785.jpg

M12

Shotgun 12-Gauge  United States N/A
Sub-Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
PPSh-41 from soviet.jpg

PPSh-41

Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev  Soviet Union N/A
PPS-43.JPG

PPS-43

Sub-Machine Gun 7.62×25mm Tokarev  Soviet Union N/A
ThompsonM1A1VWM.jpg

M1A1 Thompson

Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP  United States N/A
Submachine gun M3A1 1.jpg

M3A1

Sub-Machine Gun .45 ACP  United States N/A
Pistolet maszynowy STEN, Muzeum Orła Białego.jpg

Sten Mk II

Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum  United Kingdom N/A
MP 40 AYF 3.JPG

MP40

Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum  Nazi Germany N/A
Submachine gun Type 100.jpg

Type 100 Nambu

Sub-Machine Gun 8×22mm Nambu  Empire of Japan N/A
Beretta M1938.jpg

Beretta M38A

Sub-Machine Gun 9×19mm Parabellum  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
Sturmgewehr 44.jpg

StG44

Assault rifle 7.92×33mm Kurz  Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
Mitrailleuse-p1030118.jpg

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 m9130 from cia.jpeg

Mosin–Nagant M91/30

Rifle 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
SVT-40 1941 Izhevsk 01.jpg

SVT-40

Rifle 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union Available Attachment:
  • PU 3.5× Scope
Garand.jpg

M1 Garand

Rifle .30-06 Springfield  United States Available Attachment:
  • M84 2.2× Scope
Rifle Springfield M1903A1.jpg

Springfield M1903A1

Rifle .30-06 Springfield  United States Available Attachment:
  • Unertl 7.8× Scope
M1 Carbine.jpg

M1 Carbine

Rifle .30 Carbine  United States N/A
Lee Enfield No.4.png

Lee–Enfield No.4 Mk I

Rifle .303 British  United Kingdom Available Attachment:
  • No.32 Mk II 3.5× Scope
Karabiner 98k.jpg

Kar98k

Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser  Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF42 5× Scope
K43 nc.JPG

Gewehr 43

Rifle 7.92×57mm Mauser  Nazi Germany Available Attachment:
  • ZF4 4× Scope
Arisaka 99-Shiki 1856.jpg

Type 99 Arisaka

Rifle 7.7×58mm Arisaka  Empire of Japan Available Attachment:
  • Type 99 4× Scope
Moschetto 91 - 38.jpg

Carcano M91/38

Rifle 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-141-1273-24A, Russland-Mitte, Soldat mit Panzerbüchse.jpg

PTRD-41

Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm  Soviet Union N/A
PTRS 41.jpg

PTRS-41

Anti-Tank Rifle 14.5×114mm  Soviet Union N/A
Boys Mk I AT Rifle.jpg

Boys Mk I

Anti-Tank Rifle .55 Boys  United Kingdom N/A
Machine Guns
Weapons Type Cartridges Country of Origin Details
Machine gun DP MON.jpg

DP-28

Light Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union N/A
Army Heritage Museum B.A.R..jpg

M1918A2

Light Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield  United States N/A
Bren1.jpg

Bren Mk II

Light Machine Gun .303 British  Czechoslovakia

 United Kingdom

N/A
LMG Zb.26.jpg

MG26(t)

Light Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser  Czechoslovakia Commonly used by the Wehrmacht during skirmish battle
Type99LMG.JPG

Type 99 Nambu

Light Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka  Empire of Japan N/A
Breda 30.jpg

Breda M30

Light Machine Gun 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Browning M1919a.png

M1919A4

Medium Machine Gun .30-06 Springfield  United States N/A
Vickers machine gun, Musée de l'Armée.jpg

Vickers Mk I

Medium Machine Gun .303 British  United Kingdom N/A
PM1910Donetzk.jpg

Maxim M1910

Heavy Machine Gun 7.62×54mmR  Russian Empire N/A
M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg

Browning M2HB

Heavy Machine Gun .50 BMG  United States N/A
Type 92 Japanese machine gun- randolf museum.jpg

Type 92 Nambu

Heavy Machine Gun 7.7×58mm Arisaka  Empire of Japan N/A
Mitragliatrice Breda 37.jpg

Breda M37

Heavy Machine Gun 8×59mm RB Breda  Kingdom of Italy N/A
Digital Museum MG 34 Right.jpg

MG34

General Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser  Nazi Germany N/A
MG42-machine-gun-batey-haosef-1.jpg

MG42

General Purpose Machine Gun 7.92×57mm Mauser  Nazi Germany N/A
Grenades & Anti-Tank Grenades
Weapons Type Filling Country of Origin Details
Soviet RGD-33 hand grenade with fragmentation jacket.jpg

RGD-33

Grenade TNT  Soviet Union N/A
MkII 07.JPG

Mk II

Grenade TNT  United States N/A
Mills Bomb SGM-1.JPG

No.36

Grenade Baratol  United Kingdom N/A
M24 1.JPG

M24

Grenade TNT  German Empire N/A
Type 97 grenade.jpg

Type 97

Grenade TNT  Empire of Japan N/A
OTOmod35.PNG

M35

Grenade TNT  Kingdom of Italy N/A
РПГ--43.svg

RPG-43

Anti-Tank Grenade TNT  Soviet Union N/A
Sticky Bomb-NAVORD OP1665.png

No.74

Anti-Tank Grenade NG  United Kingdom N/A
Haft-Hohlladung granare 3kg.jpg

Hafthohlladung H3.5

Anti-Tank Grenade TNT  Nazi Germany N/A
GranataAnticarroL.png

Type L

Anti-Tank Grenade TNT  Kingdom of Italy N/A

References[edit]