List of common World War II infantry weapons

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CSR soldiers ZB vz 26.PNG 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

 Republic of Argentina[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine 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]

Pistols

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

 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

 Republic of Colombia[edit]

Handguns

Light Machine guns

 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 (Until 1940)[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light Machine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

 The Third Reich (Nazi Germany)[edit]

Pistols

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

  • Lila füstgyertya

 Italian Social Republic[edit]

Pistols

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]

Pistols

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

 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg[edit]

Rifles

Machine Guns

Malaysia British Malaya[edit]

Pistols

Shotguns

Sub-Machine Guns

Rifles

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Grenades

Knives

 United Mexican States[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Sub Machine Guns

Machineguns

Sniper Rifles

 Mongolian People's Republic[edit]

Rifles

Submachineguns

Machineguns

 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]

Pistols

Rifles

Submachine guns

Machine Guns

Anti-Tank Weapons

Mortars

 USSR[edit]

Pistols

Shotguns

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 Thailand[edit]

Handguns

Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Anti-tank Weapons

Grenades

Grenade Dischargers

 British Empire & Commonwealth[edit]

Pistols
Rifles
Sub-machine guns
Machine guns
Anti-tank Weapons
Grenades
Mortars
Flamethrowers
Sniper rifles
Knives

 United States of America[edit]

Pistols

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]

Pistol Series Pistol
TT-33

M1911A1

Webley Mk IV

Walther P38

Nambu Type 14

Beretta M34

Shotgun Series Shotgun
M12
Sub-Machine Gun Series Sub-Machine Gun
PPSh-41

PPS-43

M1A1 Thompson

M3A1

Sten Mk II

MP40

Nambu Type 100

Beretta M38A

Assault Rifle Series Assault Rifle Battle Rifle
StG44 FG 42
Rifle Series Rifle Anti-Tank Rifle
Mosin–Nagant M91/30

SVT-40

M1 Garand

Springfield M1903A1

M1 Carbine

Lee–Enfield No.4 Mk I

Kar98k

Gewehr 43

Arisaka Type 99

Carcano M91/38

PTRD-41

PTRS-41

Boys Mk I

Machine Gun Series Light Machine Gun Medium Machine Gun Heavy Machine Gun General Purpose Machine Gun
DP-28

M1918A2

Bren Mk II

MG26(t)

Nambu Type 99

Breda M30

M1919A4

Vickers Mk I

Maxim M1910

Browning M2HB

Nambu Type 92

Breda M37

MG34

MG42

References[edit]