World War 2 Weapons – Small Arms
Every nation that fought in the Second World War developed weaponry which they used to destroy their enemies and gain victory. From America’s atom bombs to Germany’s fighter jets, many of these innovations were the grandfathers of the high-tech hardware used by today’s military. This article will list the World War 2 weapons that were held in the hands of the American GIs on Iwo Jima, British Tommies parachuting into Holland, German Panzergrenadiers on the fields of Kursk and Soviet Guards in the ruins of Konigsberg. These small arms – rifles, submachine guns, machineguns and anti-tank weapons – were what the individual soldier used to vanquish his foe, conquer territory and defend his homeland.
M1 Garand – Semiautomatic, clip-loading rifle chambered in .30-06. In service 1936-1957
STEN gun –9mm submachinegun. In service 1941-1960s
StG.44 – Assault rifle chambered in 7.9mm Kurz. In service 1943-1945.
Panzerfaust – Man-portable anti-tank shaped charge launcher. In service 1943-1945.
PPSh-41 – 7.62x25mm submachine gun. In service 1941 – Present.
Category: Weapons of World War 2