Rifle 43

German self-loading rifle Gewehr 43

German self-loading rifle Gewehr 43 and predecessor G-41. History, development, service, specifications and pictures. Self-loading rifle 43 (Md 43, G-43), Md 41 M, Md 41 W Type: semi-automatic infantry rifle and sniper rifle. Gewehr (rifle) 41 Already around the turn… learn more

Type 100

3D model Type 100/40

Type 100/40 and 100/44. Japanese sub-machine gun Type 100. Type: Japanese sub-machine gun. History: Sub-machine gun development in Japan was curiously neglected until about 1935, after which an experimental model was produced and tested. But there appears to have been… learn more

Mannlicher-Carcano M1891

Mannlicher-Carcano

Italian infantry rifle Modello 91. Mannlicher-Parravicino-Carcano Modello 91 Type: Italian infantry rifle. History: This basic Italian army rifle was developed at the Turin Army Arsenal in 1890 and the names given to it tend to be a little misleading. In… learn more

German Volkssturm Weapons

Volkssturmkarabiner VG-45

The arming of the German Volkssturm (People’s Storm, the equivalent of the British Home Guard) in the last war phase. Volkssturm rifle VG-1, VG-2, Volkssturm carbine VG-45, MP 3008. The German Volkssturm was mainly intended to fight tanks and was… learn more

Panzerschreck

3d model of Panzerschreck

88 mm Raketen Panzerbuchse 54 anti-tank rocket launcher Panzerschreck or Ofenrohr. Panzerschreck 88 mm Raketen Panzerbuchse 54, Ofenrohr. Type: Anti-tank rocket launcher. History: Panzerschreck (Tank Terror) or Ofenrohr (Stovepipe) was a shoulder fired rocket launcher inspired by the US Army’s… learn more

MG34

3d model MG34

Germans standard machine gun MG34 Maschinengewehr MG34 Type: Machine guns History: In 1930 the Solothurn Company of Switzerland produced a machine gun known as the MG30, which they offered to the German Army. It was a very advanced design which… learn more

Panzerfaust

3d model Panzerfaust 60

One-shot recoilless anti-tank launcher. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Panzerfaust 30, 60, 100, 150, 250. Type: light, one-shot recoilless anti-tank launcher History: The appearance of heavy Russian tanks KV-1 and T-34 in 1942 led to a demand… learn more

StG-45 and successors

Sturmgewehr 45 (StG-45)

StG-45 or Sturmgewehr 45 (assault rifle) and its modern successors G3, CETME, HK33, G36. History, development, service, specifications and pictures. Sturmgewehr 45 (StG-45) Type: automatic rifle. History Towards the end of World War II all armed forces had recognized the… learn more

FG-42

FG-42

German Parachute Troops Automatic Assault rifle FG-42 (Fallschirmjagergewehr 42; FjG42). FG-42 (Fallschirmjagergewehr 42, FjG42) Type: Automatic assault rifle. History: When the MP43 development began, the German Parachute Troops took an interest in it, since they felt that a selective-fire weapon… learn more

Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42

3D model of FG42

German Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42 (FG-42, FjG42) Part II. back to Part I: FG 42 (Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42) Manufacture and service of the Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42 For the Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42 (parachute gun 42) most of the parts were punched from sheet metal. The first… learn more

Beretta sub-machine guns

Italian militiaman of the fascist Legion Tagliamento

Italian sub-machine guns Beretta Model 1938A and Model 1942. History, development, service, specifications, statistics and pictures. Beretta Model 1938A, 1942. Type: sub-machine gun. History The Beretta sub-machine gun originated from a semi-automatic carbine from 1935. But this weapon of the… learn more

MG42

3D model MG42

German machine gun MG42 History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, video and 3D model. MG42 Type: light or heavy machine gun History: When the production of MG34 models was obviously insufficient for the German Army’s needs, a new design of… learn more

Mauser Karabiner 98K

3D model of Mauser 98K

German standard infantry rifle Mauser Karabiner 98K History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, video and 3D model. Karabiner 98k (Kar 98k) Type: Infantry rifle History The Mauser 98K was the last of the long line of Mauser rifles used by… learn more

MP44, StuG44, StG-44, MP43

3d model of MP 44

German assault rifle Sturmgewehr 44 (StuG44, StG-44, MP43 or MP44) History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, video and 3D model. MP43, MP44, StuG44, StG-44, Sturmgewehr 44 or ‘vollautomatischer Karabiner Md 44’ (full-automatic carbine) Type: Automatic assault rifle. History: During the… learn more

MP40, MP38

3d model of MP38

German sub-machine guns MP40, MP38 – the German Army’s trademark. History, development, service, specifications, pictures, video and 3D model. MP40, MP38 Type: German submachine guns. History: In 1938, having contemplated the trends and tactics of the Spanish Civil War, the… learn more

Ariska Rifle Meiji 38

Japanese soldier in the Second World War

Japanese infantry rifle Type 38 Ariska. History, development, service, specifications and pictures. Ariska rifle Type 38 Type: Infantry rifle. History When the Japanese Army, like many others, decided to introduce a magazine rifle, it came to the realization that the… learn more

Trenchgun

3d model Trenchgun

German WW2 Pump gun Pump action shotgun. Type: German WW2 Trenchgun. History: The popular called ‘Pump guns’ (or pump-action shotguns) were widely used during both World Wars for the battles in the trenches, jungles and forests and fightings in cities.… learn more