Military production of Axis Minors

Military production of the Axis Minors Italy, Hungary and Romania during the Second World War.

new Italian M14-41 tanks

Several new Italian M14-41 tanks await shipment to North Africa.

Following are tables of the known Italian, Hungarian and Romanian military production (excluding ammunition) and a comparison of the necessary strategic raw materials in WW2.

Military production of Axis minors by weapon types

Annual production figures for the Axis minor powers Italy, Hungary and Romania of the main arms and military equipment (without ammunition) during the 2nd World War from 1939-1945.

ITALY

Military production of Italy
Type of Weapon 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 (8 months) 1944-45 (figures included in German production) Overall
Tanks and Self-propelled guns (without light tanks and tankettes) 40 250 595 1,252 336 435 2,908
Artillery (including anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns) 7,200 (1939-43) - - - - ? 7,200
Military trucks and Lorries 83,000 (1939-43) - - - - ? 83,000
Fighter planes ? 1,155 1,339 1,488 528 ? 4,510
Bomber planes ? 640 754 566 103 ? 2,063
Reconnaissance planes ? 351 355 276 98 ? 1,080
Transport planes - - 102 249 117 ? 468
Trainers and other planes ? 797 710 160 102 ? 1,769
Battleships - 2 1 - - - 3
Cruisers - 2 3 1 - - 6
Destroyers - - - 6 - - 6
Submarines - 2 7 10 9 - 28
Merchant shipping tonnage 119,757 35,299 96,999 153,656 63,895 ? 469,606

Raw material production for the military weapons production above:

Annual strategic raw material production (m. metric tons)
Year: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Coal ? 4.4 4.4 4.8 3.3 -
Ore ? 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.8 -
Steel ? 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7 -
Aluminium (in 1,000 metric tons – especially important for aircraft production) ? ? ? ? ? -

HUNGARY

Military production of Hungary
Type of Weapon 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 Overall
Tanks and Self-propelled guns - - - c.500 (1943-44) - - c.500
Artillery (including anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns) 447 (1939-44) - - - - - 447
Machine-guns (without sub-machine guns) 4,583 (1939-44) - - - - - 4,583
Fighter planes (Bf109, Me210) - - - 6 267 773 1,046

Raw material production:

Annual strategic raw material production (m. metric tons)
Year: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Coal ? 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4
Ore ? 1.9 2.4 2.5 2.6 4.7
Steel ? 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7
Aluminium (in 1,000 metric tons – especially important for aircraft production) ? 3.2 5.0 6.0 9.5 13.2

ROMANIA

Military production of Romania
Type of Weapon 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 (7 months) Overall
Military planes c. 1,000 (1939-1944) - - - - - c. 1,000

Raw material production:

Annual strategic raw material production (m. metric tons)
Year: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Coal ? 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2
Ore ? 2.1 2.4 3.0 3.3 ?
Steel ? 0.3 ? 0.3 0.3 ?
Aluminium (in 1,000 metric tons – especially important for aircraft production) ? ? ? ? ? ?
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