Weaponry

Weaponry of World War II

Weaponry of WW2 is the online source about the tanks, guns, artillery, fighter and bomber planes as well as warships of the Allies and the Axis powers during World War II. The weapon systems from Germany, US, Britain, Russia, Japan, Italy and other nations will be found details about their history, specifications, pictures and a 3D model.

This weaponry collection is regularly extended and updated. Many of the weapons are or will be in the future an integral part of the strategy game WW2 Total and the information and specifications are also used for the ongoing development.


Weaponry Categories
Fighters Bombers
Tanks Artillery
Infantry Ships

Fairey Swordfish

3D model Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish torpedo carrier of the Royal Navy. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Fairey Swordfish Type: Torpedo carrier of the Royal Navy. History: One of the great combat aircraft of history, the well-loved Fairey Swordfish looked archaic… learn more

Me 264 America bomber

Messerschmott Me 261 V1

Messerschmitt Me 264 ‘America bomber’. History, development, service, specifications and pictures. Messerschmitt Me 264 Type: Long-range bomber. History Unofficially called the ‘America bomber’, the Messerschmitt Me 264 was an unarmed long-range bomber with an exceptionally long range of 45 hours… learn more

Bombing accuracy

B-24 bombing Ploesti

Bombing accuracy of B-17 and B-24 groups in Europe. Bombing accuracy: With less than 50 per-cent cloud coverage an average B-17 Fortress Group could be expected to place 32.4% of its bombs within 1000 feet of the aiming point when… learn more

Hawker Sea Fury

Hawker Sea Fury

British Naval fighter-bomber Sea Fury. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Hawker Sea Fury Type: British carrier-based fighter-bomber. History The Hawker Sea Fury, the last British fighter aircraft with a piston engine, looks like a Hawker Tempest II.… learn more

PIAT

PIAT

Projector Infantry Anti-Tank (PIAT) of the British Army in World War II. History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures and 3d model. Projector Infantry Anti-Tank (PIAT) Type: light anti-tank weapon. History The ‘Projector Infantry Anti-Tank’ became known under the short name… learn more

Springfield M1903

3d model of Springfield rifle.

US Rifle cal. 30, Springfield M1903 History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, and 3D model. Springfield M1903, US rifle cal .30 Type: Infantry rifle. History: Although the M1 Garand was the standard rifle of the US Army during WW2 ,… learn more

Stuka

Snow camouflaged Junkers Ju 87 B dive bomber

Stuka, German diver-bomber Junkers Ju 87 History, development, service and dive-bombing tactics, specifications, pictures and 3D model (Part I). Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Type: Two-seat German dive-bomber. History of the Stuka Ever since the end of World War One, the… learn more

Ju 87

3d model of Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka (Trop)

Junkers Ju 87 dive-bomber Service performance, pictures, 3D model and video (Part II). back to Part I: History and specifications of the Stuka Service performance of Ju 87 The Junkers Ju 87, commonly known as Stuka (short of ‘Sturzkampfbomber’, the… learn more

Dive bombing tactics

Dive attack of a Stuka

Dive bombing tactics using the example of Stuka. back to Part I: German Ju 87 Junkers dive-bomber Following the tactics employed with the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka are described in detail; the dive-bombing methods used by the twin­-engined Junkers Ju… learn more

Avro Lancaster

3d model Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster bomber. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Avro Lancaster Type: British heavy bomber. History: Unquestionably one of the leading significance aircrafts of WW2, as well as one of the finest planes of aviation history, the Avro… learn more

Lancaster bomber Special Mk II

3d model Lancaster Mk II

Avro Lancaster Mk II and Special, the heaviest bombers in the European theatre of war, in action during WW2. History, service performance, pictures, 3D model, video. back to Part I: Avro Lancaster Bomber (and all specifications) 3D Model Lancaster Bomber… learn more

Do 335 Arrow

3D model Do 335

Dornier Do 335 ‘Pfeil’ (Arrow) fighter-bomber of the Luftwaffe. Dornier Do 335 Arrow (Pfeil) Type: German fighter-bomber, long-range fighter, heavy fighter, zerstörer (destroyer), night fighter, reconnaissance plane. History: In 1937, Dornier received a basic patent on an aircraft, with two… 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

Ferdinand tank destroyer

Heavy tank destroyer Elefant

German heavy assault gun and tank destroyer Ferdinand (Elefant) with 8.8cm PaK43/2 (SdKfz 184). History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures and 3D model. Ferdinand or Elefant (Elephant) SdKfz 184 Type: heavy assault gun and tank destroyer. History During the development… learn more

PPSh

Original WW2 Russian PPSh-1941G sub-machine gun.

Russian sub-machine gun PPSh-1941G of the Red Army in WW2. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. PPSh-1941G Type: Sub-machine gun. History: The Russians collected their first experiences with sub-machine guns during the Spanish Civil War. Since the mid-twenties… learn more

PPS-41 Shpagin

3d model of PPSh 41

Russian sub-machine gun PPS-41 Shpagin (Part II). Production, service, pictures, 3D model and video. back to PART I of PPS-41 PPS-41 Shpagin production and service The Russian PPS-41 (or PPSh-41, PPSh-41G) sub-machine gun used stamped steel for the body and… 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

Russian vs German tanks in WW II

T-34 tanks near Odessa 1944

Comparison of strengths, losses and production of Russian and German tanks (Part I) Undoubtedly, it was a long way for the T-34 that the Red Army could ultimately win WW2. However, the price was enormous, as about 44,000 T-34 tanks… learn more

Production and losses of tanks

Knocked-out Russian T-34

Production and losses of tanks on the Russian Front 1941-1945. back to Part I: Russian vs German AFVs in WW II If the Western Allies would not take into consideration, and the Russians had not received the 11,900 armored vehicles… learn more