Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About

World War II Database

World War II Weapons

Small Arms

Despite WW2 saw the rise of technology unimaginable in previous conflicts, the infantry remain the single most important element of any military force, and this section details the weapons that the infantrymen wielded.


Regardless of weather and terrain, the sound of approaching artillery shells and the blast of flak shrapnel were among the things ground troops and air crews feared most.

Other Weapons

Grenades, blades, flame throwers, and other weapons used in WW2

Miscellaneous Equipment

Helmets, uniforms, and other miscellaneous equipment used in WW2.

List by Country

Use the dropdown menu above to list weapons by country.

List All Weapons and Miscellaneous Equipment

Use the link above to see a list of all items without filtering by category or country.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944