American World War II Weapons

American WW2 Weapons

By Luis Calles Anglada

The United States held out of the war as long as it could. When Japan attacked the base at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. officially entered the war as one of the three Allies. The United States used various weapons of choice throughout their stay in the war. Some of the more common weapons are listed below.

Pistols and Handguns:

  • M1917 RevolverM1917 Revolver
  • Smith & Wesson M&P
  • Colt M1911/A1
  • Colt General Officer’s Model (only issued to General Officers)


  • M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
  • M1 Garand
  • M1 Carbine
  • M1903 SringfieldM2 Browning Maching Gun

Machine Guns:

  • Browning M1919 Medium Machine Gun
  • Browning M1917A1 Heavy Machine Gun
  • Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun

Submachine Guns:

  • Thompson M1928, M1928A1, M1, M1A1
  • M3/A1 ‘Grease Gun’

Anti-Tank Weapons:

  • M1/A1 “Bazooka” Soliders with the Bazooka


  • MK2 Fragmentation Hand Grenade

I also found an interesting documentary about weird weapons the allies used in the World War II:

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Part five


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