New Weapons of World War II

Ike, Churchill, Bradley fire new Army carbine, ILN 1944/04/01
bazooka hits German tank in Normany, ILN 1944/08/02
tanks as flame-throwers, ILN 1944/09/02
flame-thrower, from OSRD
front of Navy's new battleship Iowa with 16-inch guns, ILN 1944/11/18

Garand M1 semi-automatic rifle was adopted by the U. S. Army in 1936, fired .30 cartridge in 8-round clips.

Garand M1 semi-automatic carbine and M2 automatic carbine fired .30 ammunition in 15 or 30-round clips.

M1911A1 semi-automatic pistol fired .45 ammunition from a 10-round clip.

Browning M1918A2 Automatic Rifle (1940)

Thompson M1 Submachine Gun fired .45 ammunition in 30-round clips

M3 "Grease Gun" Submachine Gun made by GM at a lower cost than the Thompson, fired .45 ammunition in 30-round clips

M1919A4 Machine Gun was a light-weight, tripod mounted, air-cooled .30 caliber weapon.

Browning M2 air-cooled, belt-fed heavy machine gun fired .50 rounds at 550 per minute.

M9A1 "Bazooka" Rocket Launcher fired a 3.5-pound shaped charge rocket warhead, nickname from radio comedian Bob BurnsŐ musical instrument, a home made trombone

M2A1 Flamethrower (1943) use compressed gas in one container to propel thickened gasoline from a second container

Sherman M4 tank

B-24 Liberator 4-engine bomber

B-29 Superfortress bomber

Grumman F6-F Hellcat fighter plane

P-51 Mustang fighter plane

USS Essex fast carrier

USS Iowa battleship

Atomic bomb    




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