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What were the standard weapons and equipment for the Allied infantry during and after World War 2?


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January 14, 2009 1:43AM

I too am looking for equipment, but I can tell you some weapons. U.S. infantry were issued a M1 Garande, BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle), Thompson, M1 Carbine, and the M1911 Pistol in the early areas of the war some infantry were trained with M1903 Springfield until the Garande was standard issue. U.K. infantry was usually issued Lee-Enfeild Mk III, Sten, in some cases the Lewis, or a Vickers and or the Browning HP or in ver few instances the Welrod for Pistols. I dont know much about the U.K. side of the war, sorry. Russia, infantry was usually issued Mosin-Nagant, SVT-40, PPsh-41, PPS-43, PPD-40, Degtyaryov, FM-29, or Tokarev 33 Pistol. Each major faction in the war had an instance of Flame Throwers but only the M2 and the Flammenwarfen 33 were highly used and seen throughout the war, and the U.S. was one of the few countries to use a shotgun, or trench gun. Hope this helps!