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).

Australia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Mortars

Austria[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Belgium[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Bayonets

Brazil[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Shotguns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Bulgaria[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Mortars

Anti-tank weapons

Canada[edit]

Sidearms

Sub-machine guns

Rifles

Machine guns

Shotguns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Slovak Republic[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Light machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Mortars

China[edit]

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 quarter weapons

Czechoslovak Republic[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Independent State of Croatia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Automatic rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Mortars

Grenades

Anti-tank weapons

Knives and bayonets

Denmark[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Finland[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Anti-aircraft weapons

Knives

Mines

France[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Shotguns

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Mortars

Germany[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Sub-machine guns

Machine guns

Semi-automatic intermediate cartridge rifles

Sniper rifles

Shotguns

Anti-tank weapons

Flamethrowers

Grenades

Mines

Grenade launchers

Close quarter weapons

Mortars

Greece[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Mortars

Hungary[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Mines

Grenades

Italy[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Light machine guns

Medium machine guns

Heavy machine guns

Mortars

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Bayonets

Japan[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Mines

Machine guns

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Grenade dischargers

Swords

Lithuania[edit]

Sidearms

Submachine guns

Rifles

Machine guns

Estonia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Latvia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Grenades

Luxembourg[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

British Malaya[edit]

Sidearms

Shotguns

Submachine guns

Rifles

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Knives

Manchukuo[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Machine guns

Grenade dischargers

Mexico[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Mongolia[edit]

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

The Netherlands[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Grenades

Anti-tank weapons

New Zealand[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Norway[edit]

Sidearms

  • Kongsberg Colt - 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

Poland[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine gun

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Grenade launchers

Flamethrowers

Mortars

Romania[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

South Africa[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Mortars

Soviet Union[edit]

Sidearms

Submachine guns

Automatic rifles and battle rifles

Rifles

Anti-tank rifles

Machine guns

Grenades

Grenade launchers

Knives

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

Mines

Thailand[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Grenade dischargers

United Kingdom (including British Empire)[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Shotguns

Anti-tank weapons

Grenades

Mortars

Flamethrowers

Sniper rifles

Knives

United States of America[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine 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 launchers

Mortars

Edged weapons

M1917 bolo knife M1909 bolo knife

Yugoslavia[edit]

Sidearms

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine guns

Grenades

Flamethrowers

Anti-tank weapons

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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