Military Equipment

The conduct of warfare requires large numbers of specialized equipment. Questions about the tools and weapons of war fit in this category.

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Conditions and Diseases
Vietnam War
Military Equipment

Does agent orange cause myelodysplastic syndrome?

See website: Agent Orange

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Swords

What is the name for a backhanded sword stroke?

Reverse (see Chambers)

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World War 1
Military Equipment

What weapons were used in World War I?

Here are answers from FAQ Farmers: * Mustard gas was the most notable weapon employed by the Germans. From what I've read, it had quite a horrific effect on those unfortunate enough to inhale it. When inhaled it immediately caused the lungs to liquefy. Death came quickly but painfully, so I gather. Chemical warfare was first introduced in WW1. Also Chlorine gas was another gas used by the Germans. * Aircrafts made their first appearance as weapons in WWI. Germany used Zeppelins (a type of aircraft), submarines (U-Boats), and tanks. Mustard gas along with other chemicals were used (this is the first appearance of chemical warfare). * Soldiers wore masks to protect them from a horrible new weapon called poison gas. It caused blinding and death by choking. One type of gas is mustard gas. That would kill you if you breathed it in. You would eventually choke up your liver and die instantly. The machine gun was another new weapon for World War 1. The submarine was an effective warship, known as a U-boat. It was a self-propelled underwater missile. If they didnt have gas masks they would pee in a rag and put that up to their face, for somehow something in the pee eradicates the poisin chemical when inhailed. * Rifles, artillery, machine guns, aircraft ships, submarines, poison gas, tanks, armored cars, grenades and mortars were all used during World War 1. * The Americans used the shotgun during the war, which they used to great effect at clearing the enemy trenches of German soldiers. This provoked a horrified reaction from the German government, as wounds from shotgun hits were difficult to treat. As I'm sure you know, the shots spread out and hit the victim in many different places, which would lead to a long and painful death. The Germans called on the use of shotguns in warfare to be banned. * Both sides of the trenches decided on not using mustard gas because masses of soldiers were getting wiped out, and if they threw it and the wind blew the other way, they would affect their own men. * Army: Mustard Gas, Artillery, Rifles, Mines and other sorts of guns. Navy: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Mines, Destroyers, Cruisers, Minesweepers, U-boats or submarines (Called depending on which side you're on). Air Force: Triplanes and Biplanes. (The Germans also used Zeppelins) * Defensive technology was better than offensive which is why the stalemate situation started and the war was no longer an active war and was now a tactic war. Machine Guns - They fired about 450-600 bullets per minute. I don't know exactly, but it would wipe out any soldiers or cavalry that attempted to cross no man's land. Trenches - Both sides built trenches which barely moved during the war. Over the war, trenches were adapted and became very good. The German's trenches were especially good and provided them with a great defense against shells. (the battle of the Somme- Haig used millions of shells but the Germans survived through staying in their trenches. Barbed wire - The wire was extremely thick and took a long time to cut through. It was said that sunlight could not be seen through it. Gas - It was a very painful death although it was only useful in surprise attacks as it was easily solved with gas masks. Also it was possible that the wind could change direction and kill you instead. Tanks - These were first used by the British although were fairly unreliable as many broke down and others got stuck in shell holes. Shells - These were used in large quantities although again were fairly unreliable. It did take a long time to hit the target and many didn't go off. Also it did make no mans land very muddy and very hard to cross.
They used Mustard Gas, which was the first gas they used in World War One

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Military Equipment

What was the price of mustard gas in World War 1?

Although the chemicals were fairly cheap, the equipment to manufacture the gas was extremely expensive. But not much more than the cost of other weapons. The US spent several hundred dollars (1918 dollars) for each canister of Lewisite poison gas that was manufactured in Ohio.

In the 1980s, when Luxembourg sold Iraq 650 tons of chemicals used to make mustard gas, it was valued at approximately $300 million USD. Most of the gas was destroyed by the new Iraqi government, but some apparently fell into ISIS hands.

This value would be about $460,000 USD per ton ($230 per pound in 1980 dollars).

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Japan in WW2
Military Equipment
Nuclear Weapons

What is the blast and EMP radius of a 20KT nuclear warhead detonated at surface level?

It really depends on the terrain surrounding the blast and the altitude of the blast. EMP would be negligible, as those effects are only seen during very high altitude detonations (in space or upper atmosphere, for instance). I'd have to say a safe answer of one to two miles if you're including overpressure capable of damaging a building or less as a general rule for a weapon of this yield.

According to my circular slide rule nuclear weapons effects calculator, the blast damage radius (defined as 1 PSI maximum overpressure) for a 20KT surface burst is 2 miles, assuming level terrain. It would leave a crater in soil 0.0145 miles (25.52 yards) deep and 0.06 miles (105.6 yards) radius at the lip, or in rock/concrete 0.012 miles (21.12 yards) deep and 0.05 miles (88 yards) radius at the lip.

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Airplanes and Aircraft
Oceans and Seas
Military Equipment

How fast does a commercial jet go?

About 900km/h (559mph)

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Frogs
Military Equipment

What does a soldier keep in a frog?

A soldier keeps his bayonet in his frog.

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Airplanes and Aircraft
Military Equipment
US Navy

Can an army of five jet planes J7W2 Shinden Kai or Ki-201 Karyu destroy two F-22 Raptors?

No because jet powered J7W2's were only a design concept and were never made. Yes if they did exist, and the F-22's were sitting on a runway without pilots.

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Military Equipment

What has better terminal ballistics an m16 or m4?

The m16 has slightly better ballistics, though how to define better ballistics is open to debate. The m16 is not a more accurate rifle then the m4 as they both use the same ammunition and have barrels of the same type and quality. The diffence between the two is in their barrel length.

The longer barrel of the m16 doesn't make it more accurate though. What it does is give the weapon a higher muzzle velocity. This basically gives the round a flatter trajectory, resulting in slightly greater range.

The barrel on an M4 carbine (military) is 14.5 inches. The standard barrel on an M16 (A1,A2) is 20 inches. This increases the terminal ballistics because of the higher muzzle velocity. The 5.56mm round is stable in flight (m16 A2, M4 twist rate is 1/9") but upon contact with a different medium (IE Human tissue) the projectile becomes aerodynamically unstable because of the greater density of tissue over atmosphere. As the projectile become unstable it starts to yaw (twist in a different direction that the rotation axis) because force is now being applied to the side of the projectile it begins to bend, and finally break in half. The two separate pieces of the bullet than slow because of their smaller mass. Since the two (sometimes three) projecticles now travel apart they damage differed organs and tissues. All of this breaking and fragmentation is a function of the velocity of the bullet at the time of impact. So all things being equal (range, target) the bullet fired from an M16 with the 20 inch barrel will impact the target with more speed than a bullet fired from a M4 with a 14.5 inch barrel. Now as ranges become longer, say 500 yards the bullet from the m16 still might fragment, where as the bullet from the M4 will just punch a clean small hole through the target. I should note though that at ranges under 200 yards there is very little if any noticeable difference in terminal effects. That is why the United States Army uses the M4 carbine now, because most combat in Iraq is in built up urban areas the ranges are short and a shorter and handier weapon is most useful. Simply put 4 inches of gun make a huge difference in urban warfare. Since other weapons in the invertory have the ability to inflict damage at longer ranges (say between 200 and 1000 yards) the M4 works just fine.

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Military Equipment
WW1 Trench Warfare

What is an artillery ambush?

Most simply put, it is where an artillery unit has aimed their weapons at a specific area in anticipation of the enemy travelling through it. When the enemy passes through that area, the order is given to fire, and all rounds converge on that spot.

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Military Equipment
US Military
US Army
Knives

Does the army make kabar knives?

The military did not (does not) make the knives; they are either contracted out (made by a company for the military), or are bought off the shelves by the military. Example: the US Navy bought "off the shelf" it's riverine boat, the PCF-Patrol Craft Fast (Swift Boat) in 1965 during the Vietnam War. The USN saw the boats being used in the Gulf of Mexico, decided they'd make good Riverine Boats for Vietnam, contacted the maker (Seward Seacraft in Louisiana), and requested about 200 of them. The former civilian boats were built from scratch (from aluminum) and were simply modified for war; gun turret, machine gun positions, etc.

The Kabar was famous for supplying "Fighting Knives" to US Marines in WWII. Only the Marines received as standard issue those knives; this was in addition to their bayonets. US Soldiers received only bayonets; specialized US Soldiers, US Airmen, or US Sailors might receive some sort of other blade.

The Vietnam War may have been the "last issue" (general issue) to the Marine Corps for Kabar fighting knives.

Although they are not standard issue, many soldiers purchase their own knives for combat and field use. KA-BAR does make an Army version of its famous USMC fighting knife. It's the same knife: 1095 Cro-Van steel 7" blade, leather handle, .7 lbs, 11 7/8" total length, but instead of the small USMC right where the blade protrudes from the handle, is says Army. KA-BAR is a knife manufacturer, so they are the ones that make all the KA-BAR knives. Since they are strong and durable and the clip point style is excellent for both combat and field use, it is still a popular knife.

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World War 2
History of Maritime
Military Equipment

Name of any famous aircraft carrier?

USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Saratoga, HMS Ark Royal, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Hornet, USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Nimitz,USS Ronald Reagan, and many others.

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Military Equipment

What does artillery mean from World War 1?

an army unit that uses big guns

This is a army that uses snipers and bazooka's

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Military Equipment

What does napalm do to vegetation?

naplam burns the land and the plants turns to ashs its the opposite of liquide nitrogen naplam is a extremely hot substances that burns and kills thnigs in other words thas what it does

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Military Equipment

What are cannons made of nowadays?

The modern definition of cannon encompasses any gun with a bore diameter of 20mm or more. There are a variety of different designs for cannons, depending on their intended purpose. However, they are currently all made of high-tensile-strength steel, as it offers the best combination of strength, ease of manufacture, thermal characteristics, and production costs.

The coming next-generation cannons are electromagnetic rail guns, which are an entirely different technology, but can only be considered "cannons" in the functional sense, as they are completely different design.

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What cant the Harrier do?

The Harrier can't fly supersonic in level flight or fly long distances.

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Chemistry
Military Equipment

Does napalm stop burning?

When the fuels consumed.

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Ancient Wars
Military Equipment
Roman Empire

Which metals did the ancient Romans use for swords?

Romans swords were made of steel.


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Military Aircraft
Military Equipment
US Navy

What kind of wing shape does the F-22 Raptor have?

The F-22 Raptor possesses a trapezoidal wing configuration: a low aspect-ratio tapered wing wherein the leading edge is swept back, and the trailing edge swept forward to form somewhat of a diamond-shape.

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Firearms
Militaria
Military Equipment

How does a Bullpup rifle work?

The exact same way a normal rifle does, except that the trigger is typically attached to the firing mechanism by some sort of linkage - this is also the reason bullpup rifles tend to be cited as having really jerky trigger pulls, although this has been rectified in some rifles through the use of a free floating linkage.

The primary difference (and, indeed the very definition of what "Bullpup" means) is that a Bullpup's action (bolt/firing pin, breach, et al) is located behind (i.e. closer to the rear) the trigger. Normal rifles also require a linkage between the action and trigger, but this linkage can be extremely short, and thus, less susceptible to becoming loose or stuck, which can be the cause of the "jerkiness" of many Bullpup weapon's trigger pulls.

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US Marine Corps

What is the most common us marine gun?

right now it is the M16 A4 5.56mm rifle

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Counter Strike

Can you pick up droped weapons in combat arms online?

No its not possible i tried a bunch of times.I pressed all the buttons on my keyboard and got nothing.So yeah its not possible.

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History of England
Military Equipment
Henry VIII

How many flags did the Mary rose have?

Many dozens.

In addition to the Naval Ensigns, the Union flag and the flag of the King (this is why it was called a flag-carrier), all naval ships of this time carried signalling flags which could be used to communicate between ships of the fleet.

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Missiles

What is an inert missile?

Basically, a deactivated missile. Typically, an inert missile will either be a purpose built dummy, or a live missile, with its propellant and warhead removed.

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World War 2
Military Equipment

What weapons were used in World War 2?

WWII saw the introduction of many major war systems. Among these to consider:

Tanks - Used lightly in WWI but a major part of every important army in WWII. Innovations during the war were outstanding in armament, control systems, radius of operation, reliability. Radio communication added enormously to their effectiveness. Germany and Russia had the best tanks.

Aircraft - Again, used to some extent in WWI, but became, in some theatres, the major weapon in WWII. Used extensively to expanded seapower in particular. Long range and heavier payload bombers became used for the first time. Transport aircraft were improved to the point that major armies could be supplied and were on various occassions, entirely by air armadas. The German JU series planes were probably the most versatile of the war and of course, German jets were cutting edge (only the Brits had anything remotely comparable). The USA had the finest bomber fleet by far.

Aircraft Carriers - Tinkered with in WWI, they became indispensible in the long distances involved in the Pacific war. They were also important in the Atlantic sea battles in that they 'closed the gap' in air cover mid-ocean. Technically the Japanese carriers were probably a little better than the American. For example the Japanese had steel decks whereas the Americans used wood in many ACs to reduce cost and to reduce top heaviness.

Submarines - Had been around for over 100 years by WWII, but true, long range, long time submersible ships were first used in WWII. Without question Germany had the finest technology in this area.

Atomic weapons - The only weapon I can think of that was entirely new. The USA with significant British help (and not a little from German and other European refugee scientists) developed this weapon.

Radar - Not a 'weapon' exactly but was a major new system that not just pointed out air craft approaching, but aided weapons guidance systems. Germany and Britain were cutting edge in this area.

Small arms and artillery had a few innovations - higher muzzle velocity (note the German '88' and similar weapons), better steel, larger calibres, better explosives.

Rockets - Again, had been around for centuries but became much more sophisticated in WWII. Germany had the finest by a wide margin. The V2 was not surpassed for a decade following the war and was the basic concept that launched both the Soviet and American space programs in the late 1950s.

Cruise missiles - Germany had developed television by the mid 30s. Matching this technology to V1 type jet aircraft gave them cruise missiles. Not widely used, they were very effective on an occassion or two in the Mediterranean around Italy. No other country had any weapon similar.

  • Automobiles
  • Different variety of guns and rifles
  • U-boats
  • Destroyers
  • Cruisers
  • Convoys
  • Radar
  • Grenades
  • Flamethrowers
  • Chemical gas
  • Swords and knives
  • V1 and V2 missles
  • Cannons
  • Mines
  • Atomic bombs

Germany invented: Jet fighter

Assault Rifle

modern submarine

super heavy tank

medium range ICBM (V2)

remote control tank

Japan invented:

modern torpedo

submarine aircraft carrier

super battleship

Italy:

scuba assault teams

UK:

earthquake bomb

RADAR

US:

atom bomb

semi-automatic rifle

USSR:

flying tank

There were many weapons of World War One.

Handguns

M1870 Gasser

Rast-Gasser M1898

Roth-Steyr M1907

Steyr Mannlicher M1894

Steyr Mannlicher M1901

Steyr M1912

Rifles

Steyr-Mannlicher M1895

Mannlicher-Schönauer

Machine Guns

Salvator-Dormus M1893

Schwazlose MG M.07/12

Skoda M1909 machine gun

Flamethrowers

Flammenwerfer M.16.

Kingdom of BelgiumHandguns

FN Browning M1903

FN Browning M1910

Rifles

Mauser Model 89

Machine Guns

Hotchkiss M1914

Lewis Gun

Handguns

  • Webley Revolver
  • Webley Self-Loading .455" Mark I (Royal Navy, since 1911, and later Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Flying Corps)
  • M1911 .455 (Royal Flying Corps and Royal Navy, Limited use)

Rifles

  • Lee-Enfield
  • Lee-Metford
  • Pattern 1914 Enfield
  • Ross rifle
  • Winchester Model 1894 (Royal Flying Corps, Limited use)

Machine Guns

  • Vickers machine gun
  • Maxim gun
  • Lewis Gun
  • Hotchkiss Mark I

Grenades

  • Grenade, No 1 Hales
  • Rifle grenades, 2, 3, 4 Hales
  • No.s 5, 23, 36 Mills
  • No. 6 Grenade
  • No.s 8, 9 Double Cylinder Jam Tin
  • No. 13 Battye
  • No. 15 Ball grenade
  • No. 27 Smoke Grenade
  • No. 34 Egg grenade
Empire of JapanHandguns

Type 26 Revolver

Rifles

Type 30 rifle

Type 38 Rifle

Type 44 Cavalry Rifle

Swords

kyu guntō

French RepublicHandguns

Modèle 1892 revolver

Ruby pistol

Rifles

Lebel Model 1886 rifle

Berthier M1907-15 and M1916

Meunier rifle

Machine Guns

  • St. Étienne Mle 1907
  • Hotchkiss M1909 Benet-Mercie machine gun
  • Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun
  • Chauchat LMG
  • Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun
German EmpireHandguns

M1879 Reichsrevolver

Luger P08

Mauser C96

Beholla pistol

Rifles

Gewehr 88

Gewehr 98

Machine Guns

Maschinengewehr 08

Bergmann MG15 nA Gun

Madsen machine gun

MP18

Anti-tank Rifles

Mauser Anti-tank Rifle

Grenades

Model 24 grenade

Flamethrowers

Kleinflammenwerfer

Grossflammenwerfer

Kingdom of GreeceHandguns

Nagant M1895

Rifles

Mannlicher-Schönauer

Kingdom of ItalyHandguns

Glisenti Model 1910

Rifles

Carcano

Machine Guns

Beretta Model 1918

lugante republenk

Kingdom of MontenegroHandguns

Gasser Revolver

Rifles

Berdan Rifle

Ottoman EmpireHandgunsSmith & Wesson Revolver

FN Browning M1903

mauser C96

Rifles

Mauser Model 93

Gewehr 88 sent by Germany at the end of the War

Mauser 98 sent by Germany in 1918

Portuguese RepublicHandguns

Savage Pistol

Parabellum Pistol

Rifles

Mauser-Vergueiro

Lee-Enfield

Kropatschek

Machine Guns

Vickers Machine Gun

Lewis Gun

Maxim-Vickers Gun

[edit] Russian EmpireHandguns

Nagant M1895

Mauser C96

Browning M1903

P08 Parabellum

Colt 1911

Rifles

Mosin-Nagant

Type 38 Rifle(Northern front)

Lebel 1886(Caucasian front)

Fedorov Avtomat

Berdan Rifle

Machine Guns

M1910 Maxim Gun

Lewis gun

Swords

Shashka

United States of AmericaHandguns

Colt M1911

M1917 revolver

Rifles

M1903 Springfield

M1917 Enfield

M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

Machine Guns

M1917 Browning Machine Gun

Chauchat Light Machine Gun

Lewis Gun

Hotchkiss M1909 Benet-Mercie machine gun

Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun

Shotguns

Winchester M1897

Winchester M1912

Germany: Mauser Kar98k rifle; MP40 submachine gun US: Springfield 1903 rifle; Thompson submachine gun Britian: Lee Enfield rifle; Mark 2 Sten submachine gun Russia: Mosin-Nagant rifle; PPSh40 submachine gun

Bolt-action Rifles

When World War 2 begun, most soldiers were equipped with bolt-action rifles. A 19th century technology, these rifles were powerful and very accurate weapons, effective to a long range of over half a mile, but since they required manual reloading after each shot, they were never suitable for combat situations which demanded a rapid rate of fire, and were therefore replaced during the war by newer weapons.

Sniper Rifles

The only combat role where bolt-action rifles are the best even today, are sniper rifles, where their long effective range and high accuracy are the only things that count. These are bolt-action rifles which are adapted with magnifying telescopic sights, and often also with additional enhancements such as bipods, cushions, and higher standard production, all in order to maximize the sniper's ability to deliver the few selective shots that can sometimes affect the battlefield more than a hail of less accurate bullets.

Semi-Automatic Rifles

Semi-Automatic Rifles were the natural development from the bolt-action rifle. By simply adding an automatic reloading mechanism, these guns provided the soldier with a significantly faster rate of fire, not just technically, but also because he could keep his aiming eye on the sights and on the target between shots, making continuous aiming and firing possible. These quickly became the basic personal weapons of World War 2 soldiers.

Sub Machine Guns

A German invention from the end of World War 1, these are the small and handy equivalents of machine guns, capable of a rapid rate of automatic fire, much faster than possible with a rifle, and they were also mechanically very simple and reliable, and also very cheap and easy to produce. Their smaller and lighter ammunition, similar to that of pistols, meant that a soldier could carry many more bullets than a rifleman. While they give each soldier a tremendous firepower, their main disadvantage is their significantly lower range and accuracy, even in single shot mode, which is the combined result of weaker ammunition, shorter distance between the front and rear sights, and simpler and less precise production. These features made sub-machine guns the weapon of choice for short-range combat, elite storm troops, tank crews, and it was also very attractive to armies which needed to urgently mass-produce weapons in the early stage of the war. Most sub machine guns of World War 2 were similar to each other, as they all had the same simple and successful mechanism of the original German MP18 sub machine gun, and wartime improvements were focused on making them even simpler to produce.

Assault Rifles

These all-purpose guns were developed and used by the German army in the 2nd half of World War 2 as a result of studies which showed that the ordinary rifle's long range is much longer than needed, since the soldiers almost always fired at enemies closer than half of its effective range. The assault rifle is a balanced compromise between the rifle and the sub-machine gun, having sufficient range and accuracy to be used as a rifle, combined with the rapid-rate automatic firepower of the sub machine gun. Thanks to these combined advantages, assault rifles such as the American M-16 and the Russian AK-47 are the basic weapon of the modern soldier.

Pistols

Pistols are generally not suitable for military fighting. With their very short effective range and little ammunition, they are carried in combat by soldiers who are not expected to use them as their main fighting weapon, such as airmen, senior officers, non-combatant soldiers, and other military roles which for practical reasons, or even traditional reasons, are not carrying a sub-machine gun or a rifle.

Light Machine Guns

The machine gun, as its name suggests, mechanized killing in World War 1 with its ability to fire a continuous hail of bullets at the enemy troops, with a very rapid rate of fire and a long range, making it an important element of the military unit's firepower, in addition to the personal weapons. The natural development in World War 2 was the light machine gun, which was light enough to be carried by a single soldier, with another soldier or two carrying additional ammunition, a quick change spare barrel, a tripod, or other parts. These high firepower weapons remain in service today, both carried and mounted.

Anti-tank weapons

Blitzkrieg, the devastating German tactic of rapid advancement of large formations of tanks, was so successful in the first years of World War 2 because anti-tank weapons were not very efficient and were not available in large numbers. These were mostly towed direct fire artillery guns. Infantry-carried anti-tank weapons, such as extremely powerful rifles with special armor-piercing bullets, were initially rare, and later became obsolete.

Infantry anti-tank weapons began to mature only with the deployment, during the war, of hollow charge warheads, a simple technology in which an explosive device is shaped with a circular V-shaped cavity, resulting in a directional explosion that concentrates most of its energy in one direction, creating a momentary stream of hot gas that hits the target with such tremendous pressure and heat that it pierces through steel and fills the hit tank with a spray of molten steel, killing the crew and setting the tank on fire.

The greatest advantage of hollow-charge weapons from the infantry point of view, is that unlike the projectiles fired from guns, which can penetrate armor because of their high velocity, like an arrow does, the hollow charge does it only by its unique explosive effect, regardless of its speed. This enabled the development of simple and effective lightweight anti-tank weapons, which could be easily operated by a single soldier, and it meant that for the first time the infantry had a truly mobile anti-tank weapon they could carry.

These weapons usually had a small rocket that launched the weapon from the firing soldier to the target tank. The only disadvantage of these lightweight rocket weapons was their short effective range, due to low accuracy. Only after World War 2 this type of weapon matured with the modern anti-tank guided missile, a small and highly effective anti-tank weapon, second only to the mighty guns of other tanks.

Hand Grenades

Artillery has been an important support weapon since ancient times. The explosive hand grenade is the first weapon which provided soldiers with personal artillery they could carry in their pockets, which was as easy to use as throwing a stone, and as lethal as an artillery shell. In the battle of Stalingrad, some Russian units took only grenades and knives to stealthy night raids, not guns. Thanks to their simplicity and low price, grenades are still used by all armies.

Light Mortars

Like machine guns, light mortars are a unit weapon, its self-carried quick-response artillery, with maximum ranges from several hundred meters to several kilometers, depending on size. Unlike remote heavy artillery support, which was requested and directed by radio instructions, light mortar operators often saw their target and could therefore precisely aim at its direction and make quick aiming corrections, making it more effective.

Flamethrowers

Another World War 1 German invention, this powerful but very short ranged weapon provided a simple way to kill the enemy by fire, especially a fortified or dug in enemy which could not be effectively hit by gunfire or grenades. It operated simply by spraying a stream of ignited flammable liquid at the target, and operation was dangerous because it was to a very short range (about 30 meters) and immediately revealed the operator's position to counter fire from remaining enemy forces. This problem was partly solved by the development of flamethrower tanks, which protected the operators, and also carried much bigger and more powerful flamethrowers.

Notable World War 2 weapons
  • M1 Garand - the standard American rifle of the war, in the 1930s it was the first semi-automatic rifle to enter military service. It was an excellent rifle, and in addition to American troops, the Germans used captured Garand rifles, and the Japanese produced a copy of it before the war ended. It remained in service many years after the war, and its post-war sniper rifle variants are still considered top quality, and are widely used by military and police snipers.
  • MP43, later renamed Sturmgewehr 44 (assault rifle 44) - the world's first modern assault rifle, it entered service in the German military in 1943, and was an immediate success, clearly a superior weapon, and was given production priority as all front line units sent urgent demands to get it. Initial users were elite units, but most of the production was sent to eastern front units. It looks much like the famous post-war Russian AK-47 assault rifle, which was most likely developed from it.
  • Colt M1911 - Still in wide service since 1911, this pistol is one of the best ever produced, and the power of its big 0.45" bullets is second to none.
  • Bazooka - this simple rocket-propelled anti-tank weapon was used by American soldiers since 1943. Operated by two man teams, aimer and loader, it could be effectively aimed to a range of less than 100 meters, and could destroy any tank and fortified positions. The Germans copied the Bazooka and used it too.
  • Panzerfaust (tank fist) - this very handy German anti-tank weapon, used since 1943, was even simpler than the American Bazooka because of its simple one-shot launch tube, and had a much more powerful warhead, capable of destroying any tank. The range of the 1st type was just 30 meters, but the following types had ranges of 60 and 100 meters, and types with longer ranges were being tested when the war ended. A simple and powerful weapon, it was widely used in the German defensive fighting in the 2nd half of the war, and forced allied tanks to cooperate with the infantry to eliminate this threat before reaching the Panzerfaust's range.

Don't forget bombs and shells and even two nuclear bombs.

Guns aircraft ships bombs submarines bullets tommyguns Browning Automatic Rifles machine guns howitzers rifles bunkers tanks armored personal carriers aircraft carriers battleships destroyers minelayers cruisers flamethrowers are just a few.
Ger

  • Bodeo Model 1889
  • Browning Hi-Power
C
  • ČZ vz. 27
D
  • Dreyse M1907
E
  • Einstossflammenwerfer 46
  • EMP 44
  • Erma EMP-35
F
  • FÉG 37M Pistol
  • FG 42
  • Flammenwerfer 35
  • Fliegerfaust
G
  • Gewehr 41
  • Gewehr 43
  • Gewehr 98
  • Glasmine 43
  • Goliath tracked mine
H
  • Hafthohlladung
  • HIW VSK
  • Horn assault rifle
K
  • Kampfmesser 42
  • Karabiner 98k
  • Krummlauf
L
  • Luger P08 pistol
M
  • MAS-38
  • Mauser C96
  • Mauser HSc
  • MG 08
  • MG 13
  • MG 15
  • MG 17 machine gun
  • MG 30
  • MG 34
  • MG 42
  • MG 45
  • MG 81 machine gun
  • Model 24 grenade
  • Model 39 grenade
  • Model 43 grenade
  • MP 18
  • MP 3008
  • MP 34
  • MP 40
  • MP35
  • Panzerbüchse 39
  • Panzerfaust
  • Panzerschreck
  • Panzerwurfmine
R
  • 8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43
  • S-mine
  • Sauer 38H
  • Schiessbecher
  • Steyr M1912
  • StG 44
  • StG 45(M)
  • Sturmpistole
T
  • Teller mine
  • Tellermine 35
  • Tellermine 42
  • Tellermine 43
V
  • Vis pistol
  • Volksmaschinengewehr VMG-27
  • Volkspistole
  • Volkssturmgewehr 1-5
  • Vz. 33
W
  • Walther P38
  • Walther PP
  • Wimmersperg Spz-kr
Z
  • ZB vz. 26
  • ZB vz. 30
  • ZB-53
  • ZH-29

You'll need to refer to the related link below for a list of weapons used during the Second World War .
water because when you pour it on them they will melt.
Pretty much the same thing they've always been used for... killing enemy personnel, destroying fortifications, blasting as a means of excavation, etc.
American: Bazooka, Browning Automatic Rifle, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Thompson, "Grease" gun, M1911 colt pistol, Springfield Rifle British: Bren, Sten, Lee enfield, Vickers machine gun German: MP 32, MP 40, Gewehr 41, Kar 98k, Luger, MG42, Panzerfaust, Walther P38 Russian: PPsh 41, Mosin Nagant, TT Pistol
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