Weapons Of World War II

  • Maschinengewehr 34

    Maschinengewehr 34
    More InformationThe Maschinengewehr 34 or MG 34 was an air-cooled multi-purpose machine gun used by the German Military in 1934. This gun could be used as a light machine gun, or a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod. This gun primarily manufactured by the German weapon company, Mauser, could fire an astonishing 800-900 rounds per minute and could reach top a muzzle velocity of 2,500 ft/s.
  • Karabiner 98 Kurz

    Karabiner 98 Kurz
    More InformationThe Karabiner 98 Kurz, or K98 for short, was designed and adopted by the German Military in 1935 and was one of the primary weapons used by the Nazi force in WWII. It is a bolt-action rifle that has an effective range of about 550 yds. and could reach a muzzle velocity of 2,500 ft/s. It's major weakness was that it was not semi-automatic which made it slower to fire multiple shots. This setback, however, did not stop it from becoming the second most used rifle in WWII by the Germans,
  • Sturmgewehr 44

    Sturmgewehr 44
    More InformationThe Sturmgewehr 44, or StG 44, is German for Storm Assult Rifel. This was one of the most powerful assult rifles in all of World War II. It was one of the Nazi's most effective weapons because they could attach a gernade launcher to the rifle, and it was automatic, making it shoot around 500 rounds per minute. This gun was gas-operated with a tilting bolt.
  • Thompson Sub-Machine Gun

    Thompson Sub-Machine Gun
    More InformationThe American Thompson Sub-Machine Gun, or famously called the "Tommy Gun" was made famous not only by American criminals such as Al Capone, but also for it's use in WWII. Soldiers of the Allied Forces liked the lightweight, yet powerful machine-gun for it's versatility on the battle field.
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  • Flame Throwers

    Flame Throwers
    More InformationThe Flamethrower weapon mechanical fire device which is specifically designed to project a long stream of Fire which you can control. These Flamethrowers were first used in WWI but were mainly used in World War II. Most armies that use Flamethrowers use liquid but some also use propane or natural gas, which some people say is safer. These flamethrowers are used for war or for farming purposes. M2 Flamethrowers were introduced in WWII.
  • Semi Automatic Rifles

    Semi Automatic Rifles
    More InformationIn 1965 the M1 rifle was finally completed. The rifle remained in service into the 1970s and the guns were given overseas in WWII to the nations of Germany, Italy and Japan to aid in buliding their militaries. The U.S started to take interest sniper rifles in 1901 but it was furthered in 1911, they experimented with them in World War I in 1916-1918.
  • Assault Rifles

    Assault Rifles
    More InformationAssault Rifles were developed and used by the german army in the 2nd half of the world war 2. The assualt rifle is a balanced of the rifle and sub machine gun. They have sufficient range and accuracy to be used as a rifle, combined with the rapid rate automatic firepower of the sub machine guns. Assualt rifles such as the american M-16 and the AK-47 are basic weapons a soldier would of carried.
  • FP-45 Liberator

    FP-45 Liberator
    More InformationFP-45 was cheap to produce and a easy to use pistol meant for mass production. The idea behind creating this gun was so they could drop many of these guns into hostile grounds in quantity. The FP-45 was not a frontline assault weapon but it was used by the clandestine units. It was then utilized by them as an assasination tool. It is a one-shot pistol.
  • M1/A1 Rocket Launcher

    M1/A1 Rocket Launcher
    More InformationThe M1/A1 Rocket Launcer, famously called the Bazooka, is one of the most powerful weapons used in WWII. It was used to destroy enemy tanks in one shot. Designed by American, Edward Uhl, this was the Allied Forces answer to the powerful German tanks. The Allied forces had other unsuccesful atttempts to control the tanks, such as anti-tank dogs.
  • Bat Bomb

    Bat Bomb
    VideoMore InformationThe Bat Bomb was one of the wierdest weapons of WWII. A tiny incenerator was attached to the body of a bat. The idea was that the US Army would drop thousands of the bats into a Japaniese city and that the bats would go find dark places to hide. The incenerators would then ignight and a whole town would go up in flames. These bombs were never actually used, because of the development of the more effective nuclear bomb, but was approved by the US military.