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.

Artillery

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

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

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New Mexico anchored in the Tokyo Bay area with Mount Fuji in background, circa late Aug 1945




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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939