Lists of World War II military equipment

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Lists of World War II military equipment are lists of military equipment used in World War II (1939–1945). They include lists of aircraft, ships, vehicles, weapons, personal equipment and uniforms, and other equipment. There are aggregated military equipment lists by country, and lists of classes of equipment broken down by country or by type.

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Aircraft

Ships

Vehicles

Weapons

Aggregated military equipment by country

Personal equipment and uniforms

Other equipment

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Infantry military personnel who travel and fight on foot

Infantry is a military specialization that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armored forces. Also known as foot soldiers or infantrymen, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combats as well, but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport. Infantry make up a large portion of all armed forces in most nations, and typically bear the largest brunt in warfare, as measured by casualties, deprivation, or physical and psychological stress.

Weapon Instrument to inflict damage or harm

A weapon, arm or armament is any implement or device that can be used with intent to inflict damage or harm. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a tactical, strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary or enemy target.

Attack aircraft Tactical military aircraft that have a primary role of attacking targets on the ground or sea

An attack aircraft, strike aircraft, or attack bomber, is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstrikes with greater precision than bombers, and is prepared to encounter strong low-level air defenses while pressing the attack. This class of aircraft is designed mostly for close air support and naval air-to-surface missions, overlapping the tactical bomber mission. Designs dedicated to non-naval roles are often known as ground-attack aircraft.

Technology during World War II role played by technology during WW2

Technology played a significant role in World War II. Some of the technologies used during the war were developed during the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, much was developed in response to needs and lessons learned during the war, while others were beginning to be developed as the war ended. Many wars had major effects on the technologies that we use in our daily lives. However, compared to previous wars, World War II had the greatest effect on the technology and devices that are used today. Technology also played a greater role in the conduct of World War II than in any other war in history, and had a critical role in its final outcome.

This is a list of words, terms, concepts, and slogans that have been or are used by the German military. Ranks and translations of nicknames for vehicles are included. Also included are some general terms from the German language found frequently in military jargon. Some terms are from the general German cultural background, others are given to show a change that was made before or after the Nazi era. Some factories that were the primary producers of military equipment, especially tanks, are also given.

Cold-weather warfare encompasses military operations affected by snow, ice, thawing conditions or cold

Cold-weather warfare, also known as Arctic warfare or winter warfare, encompasses military operations affected by snow, ice, thawing conditions or cold, both on land and at sea. Cold-weather conditions occur year-round at high elevation or at high latitudes, and elsewhere materialise seasonally during the winter period. Mountain warfare often takes place in cold weather or on terrain that is affected by ice and snow, such as the Alps and the Himalayas. Historically, most such operations have been during winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Some have occurred above the Arctic Circle where snow, ice and cold may occur throughout the year. At times, cold or its aftermath—thaw—has been a decisive factor in the failure of a campaign, as with French invasion of Russia in 1812, the Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939, and the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II.

The List of military equipment includes sub-lists by type and country.

Industrial warfare

Industrial warfare is a period in the history of warfare ranging roughly from the early 19th century and the start of the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of the Atomic Age, which saw the rise of nation-states, capable of creating and equipping large armies, navies, and air forces, through the process of industrialisation.

Military camouflage any method used to render military forces less detectable to enemy forces

Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by an armed force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. In practice, this means applying colour and materials to military equipment of all kinds, including vehicles, ships, aircraft, gun positions and battledress, either to conceal it from observation (crypsis), or to make it appear as something else (mimicry). The French slang word camouflage came into common English usage during World War I when the concept of visual deception developed into an essential part of modern military tactics. In that war, long-range artillery and observation from the air combined to expand the field of fire, and camouflage was widely used to decrease the danger of being targeted or to enable surprise. As such, military camouflage is a form of military deception.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to military science:

The following is a list of lists of currently active military equipment by country

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to World War II:

This is a list of World War II-related topic lists:

This is an Index of World War II articles, that can be found on Wikipedia.

  1. La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
  2. La Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Déportation
  3. La Liberation de Paris
  4. Lack of outside support in the Warsaw Uprising
  5. Lamason, Phil
  6. Landing Operation on Hainan Island
  7. Landing Ship, Tank
  8. Landing Vehicle Tracked
  9. Language of Nazi concentration camps
  10. Lapland War
  11. Last will and testament of Adolf Hitler
  12. Latvian Legion
  13. Latvian resistance movement
  14. Laws against Holocaust denial
  15. Lead up to the Warsaw Uprising
  16. Leadership ranks of the Sturmabteilung
  17. League of German Girls
  18. Lebensborn
  19. Lebensraum
  20. Legal purge in Norway after World War II
  21. Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism
  22. Legionnaires' rebellion and Bucharest pogrom
  23. Leni Riefenstahl
  24. Leningrad Front
  25. Leningrad People's Opolcheniye Army
  26. Leopold III of Belgium
  27. Letters from Iwo Jima
  28. Lexington-class aircraft carrier
  29. Liberation Front of the Slovenian People
  30. Liberation of Arnhem
  31. Liberation of Paris
  32. Liberty ship
  33. Lichtenburg
  34. Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
  35. Lili Marleen
  36. List of Adolf Hitler books
  37. List of Adolf Hitler speeches
  38. List of air operations of the Battle of Europe
  39. List of aircraft engines in use by Japan during World War II
  40. List of Aircraft engines in use of Japanese Army Air Force
  41. List of aircraft engines of Germany during World War Two
  42. List of Aircraft engines used by Japanese Navy Air Service
  43. List of aircraft of Italy, World War II
  44. List of aircraft of Japan, World War II
  45. List of aircraft of Russia, World War II
  46. List of aircraft of the French Air Force during World War II
  47. List of aircraft of the British, World War II
  48. List of aircraft of the Japanese Navy
  49. List of aircraft of the Luftwaffe, World War II
  50. List of aircraft of the U.S. military, World War II
  51. List of aircraft of World War II
  52. List of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign
  53. List of Allied propaganda films of World War II
  54. List of Allied ships at the Japanese surrender
  55. List of Allied traitors during World War Two
  56. List of Allied warships in the Normandy Landings
  57. List of armour used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the Second Sino-Japanese War
  58. List of armoured fighting vehicles of World War II
  59. List of artillery weapons of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  60. List of Australian divisions in World War II
  61. List of Australian divisions in WWII
  62. List of Axis war criminals
  63. List of B-29 Superfortress operators
  64. List of basic World War II topics
  65. List of battleships of Japan
  66. List of Bombs in use by Imperial Japanese Army
  67. List of British armies in World War I
  68. List of British armies in WWII
  69. List of British divisions in WWII
  70. List of British Empire divisions in World War II
  71. List of broadsides of major World War II ships
  72. List of Brothers in Arms characters
  73. List of Canadian divisions in World War II
  74. List of Canadian divisions in WWII
  75. List of Coastal Batteries in Australia and Territories during World War II
  76. List of common World War II infantry weapons
  77. List of component units of British 1st (African) Division
  78. List of component units of British 1st Armoured Division
  79. List of component units of British 1st Infantry Division
  80. List of component units of Fighter Command
  81. List of composers influenced by the Holocaust
  82. List of cruiser classes of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  83. List of demolished entertainment venues in Paris
  84. List of diplomatic missions during World War II
  85. List of Eastern Fleet ships
  86. List of engines and weapons used on Japanese tanks during World War II
  87. List of escort aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy
  88. List of Female SOE Agents
  89. List of films about Anne Frank
  90. List of films based on war books — 1927–1945
  91. List of Finnish armies in WWII
  92. List of Finnish corps in the Continuation War
  93. List of Finnish corps in the Winter War
  94. List of Finnish divisions in the Continuation War
  95. List of Finnish divisions in the Winter War
  96. List of Flower-class corvettes
  97. List of foreign aircraft tested by Japanese forces from 1930s to WW2
  98. List of foreign recipients of the Knight's Cross
  99. List of foreign vehicles used by Nazi Germany in World War II
  100. List of Gaue of Nazi Germany
  101. List of Gauleiters
  102. List of German Army Groups in WWII
  103. List of German concentration camps
  104. List of German corps in WWII
  105. List of German divisions in World War II
  106. List of German divisions in World War II
  107. List of German military units of World War II
  108. List of German World War II jet aces
  109. List of German World War II night fighter aces
  110. List of Hawker Hurricane operators
  111. List of helicopters used in World War II
  112. List of Holocaust films
  113. List of Holocaust survivors
  114. List of IJA Independent Mixed Brigades
  115. List of IJA Mixed Brigades
  116. List of Imperial Japanese Navy admirals
  117. List of Indian corps in WWII
  118. List of Indian divisions in WWII
  119. List of individuals in the Warsaw Uprising
  120. List of infantry weapons of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  121. List of Italian divisions in WWII
  122. List of Japanese-run internment camps during World War II
  123. List of Japanese aircraft in use during the Second Sino-Japanese War
  124. List of Japanese armored divisions
  125. List of Japanese Army military engineer vehicles of World War II
  126. List of Japanese Auxiliary Cruiser Commerce Raiders
  127. List of Japanese campaigns of the Second Sino-Japanese War
  128. List of Japanese dreadnought battleships
  129. List of Japanese government and military commanders of World War II
  130. List of Japanese HEAT Shells in WW2
  131. List of Japanese hell ships
  132. List of Japanese Infantry Divisions
  133. List of Japanese infantry weapons used in the Second-Sino Japanese War
  134. List of Japanese military detachments in World War II
  135. List of Japanese military equipment of World War II
  136. List of Japanese Mixed Brigades
  137. List of Japanese nationalist movements and parties
  138. List of Japanese naval commanders
  139. List of Japanese Navy Air Force aces
  140. List of Japanese Navy ships and war vessels in World War II
  141. List of Japanese steam battleships
  142. List of Japanese tanks and armoured vehicles of the WWII period
  143. List of Japanese trainer aircraft during World War II
  144. List of Japanese World War II explosives
  145. List of Japanese World War II military specialists on the USSR
  146. List of Japanese World War II navy bombs
  147. List of Japanese World War II radar
  148. List of Japanese WW2 Weapons
  149. List of jet aircraft of World War II
  150. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1940
  151. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1941
  152. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1942
  153. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1943
  154. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1944
  155. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1945
  156. List of Kriegsmarine ships
  157. List of leaders of Independent State of Croatia
  158. List of Liberty ships: A-F
  159. List of Liberty ships: G-L
  160. List of Liberty ships: M-R
  161. List of Liberty ships: S-Z
  162. List of Liberty ships
  163. List of limited service World War II combat vehicles
  164. List of living Knight’s Cross recipients
  165. List of Luftwaffe aircraft prototype projects during World War II
  166. List of Maginot Line ouvrages
  167. List of major U.S. Commands of World War II
  168. List of major World War II warships built by minor powers
  169. List of Mauthausen-Gusen inmates
  170. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima
  171. List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II
  172. List of Medal of Honor recipients: World War II
  173. List of members of the July 20 Plot
  174. List of military aircraft of Germany
  175. List of military engagements of World War II
  176. List of military equipment of the Canadian Army during the Second World War
  177. List of Military Operations in the West European Theater during WW2 by Year
  178. List of Military operations on the Eastern Front European Theater during WW2
  179. List of military operations on the Eastern Front of World War II
  180. List of military operations
  181. List of military units in the Warsaw Uprising
  182. List of military vehicles of World War II
  183. List of National Socialist publishers
  184. List of Naval and land based operations in Mediterranean Sea Area during WW2
  185. List of Naval and land based operations in Pacific Theater during WW2
  186. List of Nazi-German concentration camps
  187. List of Nazi Party leaders and officials
  188. List of networks and movements of the French Resistance
  189. List of New Zealand divisions in World War II
  190. List of North African Campaign Battles
  191. List of officers and commanders in the Battle of Stalingrad
  192. List of officers of the People's Liberation Army
  193. List of people involved with the French Resistance
  194. List of people who assisted Jews during the Holocaust
  195. List of Polish armies in World War II
  196. List of Polish armies in WWII
  197. List of Polish divisions in World War II
  198. List of Polish divisions in WWII
  199. List of posthumous publications of Holocaust victims
  200. List of POW camps in Australia
  201. List of POW camps in Britain
  202. List of POW camps in Canada
  203. List of POW camps in Italy
  204. List of POW camps in Japan
  205. List of POW camps in occupied Germany
  206. List of POW camps in the Soviet Union
  207. List of POW camps in the United States
  208. List of prisoner-of-war camps in Germany
  209. List of Pro-Axis Leaders and Governments or Direct Control in Occupied Territories
  210. List of prototype World War II combat vehicles
  211. List of prototype WWII combat vehicles
  212. List of Radars in use by Imperial Japanese Army
  213. List of Righteous Among the Nations by country
  214. List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons
  215. List of Second World War Victoria Cross recipients
  216. List of secondary and special-issue World War II infantry weapons
  217. List of ships of the Free French Naval Forces
  218. List of ships of the Japanese Navy
  219. List of ships sunk by Axis warships in Australian waters
  220. List of ships sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy
  221. List of SOE Agents
  222. List of SOE establishments
  223. List of South African Divisions in World War II
  224. List of Soviet Union divisions 1917–1945
  225. List of Special Operations Executive Operations in WW2
  226. List of SS personnel
  227. List of subcamps of Auschwitz
  228. List of subcamps of Buchenwald
  229. List of subcamps of Dachau
  230. List of subcamps of Flossenbürg
  231. List of subcamps of Gross-Rosen
  232. List of subcamps of Herzogenbusch
  233. List of subcamps of Kraków-Płaszów
  234. List of subcamps of Mauthausen
  235. List of subcamps of Mittelbau
  236. List of subcamps of Natzweiler-Struthof
  237. List of subcamps of Neuengamme
  238. List of subcamps of Ravensbrück
  239. List of subcamps of Sachsenhausen
  240. List of subcamps of Stutthof
  241. List of successful U-boat commanders
  242. List of tanks and armoured vehicles of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  243. List of territories occupied by Imperial Japan
  244. List of the 108 Martyrs of World War Two
  245. List of theaters and campaigns of World War II
  246. List of U-boat aces
  247. List of U-boats never deployed
  248. List of undersea-carried planes during World War II
  249. List of uniforms and clothing of WWII
  250. List of United States Army Air Forces Air Force Component Commands
  251. List of United States Army divisions during World War II
  252. List of United States Navy escort aircraft carriers
  253. List of United States Navy losses in World War II
  254. List of United States Navy ships present at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  255. List of units using the B-26 Marauder during World War II
  256. List of V-1 storage depots
  257. List of V-2 test launches
  258. List of Vichy France Air Aces
  259. List of victims of Nazism
  260. List of victims of the Babi Yar massacre
  261. List of Victory ships
  262. List of Waffen SS units
  263. List of war apology statements issued by Japan
  264. List of weapons of military aircraft of Germany during World War Two
  265. List of weapons of the Japanese Navy
  266. List of weapons of World War II Japanese aircraft
  267. List of weapons on Japanese combat aircraft
  268. List of World War II aces by country
  269. List of World War II aces from Australia
  270. List of World War II aces from Austria
  271. List of World War II aces from Belgium
  272. List of World War II aces from Bulgaria
  273. List of World War II aces from Canada
  274. List of World War II aces from China
  275. List of World War II aces from Croatia
  276. List of World War II aces from Czechoslovakia
  277. List of World War II aces from Denmark
  278. List of World War II aces from Finland
  279. List of World War II aces from France
  280. List of World War II aces from Germany
  281. List of World War II aces from Greece
  282. List of World War II aces from Hungary
  283. List of World War II aces from Italy
  284. List of World War II aces from Japan
  285. List of World War II aces from New Zealand
  286. List of World War II aces from Norway
  287. List of World War II aces from Poland
  288. List of World War II aces from Rhodesia
  289. List of World War II aces from Romania
  290. List of World War II aces from Slovakia
  291. List of World War II aces from South Africa
  292. List of World War II aces from Spain
  293. List of World War II aces from the Soviet Union
  294. List of World War II aces from the United Kingdom
  295. List of World War II aces from the United States
  296. List of World War II aces from United States
  297. List of World War II aces from Yugoslavia
  298. List of World War II air aces
  299. List of World War II artillery
  300. List of World War II Battles
  301. List of World War II battles
  302. List of World War II British naval radar
  303. List of World War II conferences
  304. List of World War II convoys
  305. List of World War II electronic warfare equipment
  306. List of World War II evacuations
  307. List of World War II films
  308. List of World War II firearms of Germany
  309. List of World War II firearms
  310. List of World War II flying aces from Romania
  311. List of World War II guided missiles of Germany
  312. List of World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Weapons of Germany
  313. List of World War II military aircraft of Germany
  314. List of World War II military equipment
  315. List of World War II military gliders
  316. List of World War II military operations
  317. List of World War II military units of Germany
  318. List of World War II military vehicles by country
  319. List of World War II military vehicles of Germany
  320. List of World War II POW camps
  321. List of World War II ship classes
  322. List of World War II ships of less than 1000 tons
  323. List of World War II ships
  324. List of World War II torpedoes of Germany
  325. List of World War II video games
  326. List of World War II weapons of France
  327. List of World War II weapons of Germany
  328. List of World War II weapons of Italy
  329. List of World War II weapons of the Soviet Union
  330. List of World War II weapons of the United Kingdom
  331. List of World War II weapons of the United States
  332. List of World War II weapons
  333. List of WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft by manufacturer
  334. List of WWII POW camps in Kenya
  335. Lists of World War II topics
  336. Lithuanian 1941 independence
  337. Lithuanian Activist Front
  338. Lithuanian Security Police
  339. Lithuanian Territorial Defense Force
  340. Little Boy
  341. Liverpool Blitz
  342. Living with the enemy in the German-occupied Channel Islands
  343. Local Self-Defence in Lithuania during the Nazi German occupation (1941–1944)
  344. Lockheed Model 10 Electra
  345. Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar
  346. Lockheed P-38 Survivors
  347. Lom prisoner of war camp
  348. London and Paris Conferences
  349. London Can Take It!
  350. London Charter of the International Military Tribunal
  351. London Victory Parade of 1946
  352. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  353. Los Alamos National Security
  354. Los Alamos Primer
  355. Los Alamos Ranch School
  356. Los Alamos, New Mexico
  357. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
  358. Losses during the Second Battle of the Atlantic
  359. Lost Battalion
  360. Lower Silesian Offensive Operation
  361. LSM-1-class landing ship medium
  362. Lublin-Brest Offensive Operation
  363. Lublin Army
  364. Lublin R-VIII
  365. Lublin R-XIII
  366. Luftflotte 1
  367. Luftflotte 2
  368. Luftflotte 3
  369. Luftflotte 4
  370. Luftflotte 5
  371. Luftflotte 6
  372. Luftflotte Reich
  373. Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment
  374. Luftstreitkräfte
  375. Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II
  376. Luftwaffe Central (Weissrutenische) detachment
  377. Luftwaffe Commander
  378. Luftwaffe Field Division
  379. Luftwaffe Fliegerführer
  380. Luftwaffe Institute of Aviation Medicine
  381. Luftwaffe North (Ostland) detachment
  382. Luftwaffe Northern (Arctic) detachment(Luftflotte 5)(Finland-Norway)
  383. Luftwaffe Order of Battle August 1940
  384. Luftwaffe serviceable aircraft strengths (1940-1945)
  385. Luftwaffe Southern (Balkan-Ukraine) detachment
  386. Luftwaffe units before the 1939 invasion of Poland
  387. Luftwaffe
  388. Luftwaffen-Legion Lettland
  389. Luftwaffenhelfer
  390. Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr
  391. Luger P08 pistol
  392. Luxembourg in World War II
  393. Luxembourgish government-in-exile
  394. Luxembourgish Patriot League
  395. Luxembourgish Red Lion
  396. Luxembourg Resistance
  397. LVI Panzer Corps
  398. Lviv Civilian Massacre (1941)
  399. Lviv pogroms
  400. Lvov-Sandomierz Offensive
  401. Lwów Ghetto
  402. Lwów Uprising
  403. LXIV Corps (Germany)
  404. Léon Degrelle
History of infantry

Although the term infantry dates from the 15th century, the foot troops of the previous eras in history who fought with a variety of weapons before the introduction of the firearms are also referred to as infantry. During the Ancient and Middle Ages Infantry were categorized by the types of weapons and armour they used, such as heavy infantry and light infantry. Since the introduction of firearms, classifications have changed initially to reflect their formations on the battlefield as line infantry, and later to reflect modes of transport and type of tactics used by specific units as Mechanized infantry or airborne infantry.

M15 half-track

The M15 half-track, officially designated M15 Combination Gun Motor Carriage, was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun on a half-track chassis used by the United States Army during World War II. It was equipped with one M1 automatic 37 millimeter (1.5 in) gun and two water-cooled .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning heavy machine guns. Based on the M3 half-track chassis, it was produced by the White Motor Company and Autocar between July 1942 and February 1944, and served alongside the M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage.

During World War II, Germany maintained comprehensive lists of enemy weapons which were given designations in German in a system that matched that of German weapons. When these weapons were captured and put into use with German forces they were referred to by these designations.

The German designations of foreign firearms in World War II is a list of known foreign firearms and equipment compiled by the German armed forces before World War II.