WW2 Weapons

The personal firearms, tanks, artillery, and other forms of weapons used during World War Two.


Weaponry Used in Operation Overlord

Weaponry Used in Operation Overlord

Here you will find articles about the individual and collective weapons used by the Allied soldiers, whethe on foot or exiting landing ships, and German soldiers during the Battle of Normandy. Click on the articles listed below to learn more. This article is part of...
ww2 vehicles

WW2 Vehicles: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 vehicles is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This article focuses on WW2 vehicles used by Americans, the British, and Germans. The types of...
ww2 tanks

WW2 Tanks: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 tanks is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Armored warfare was a salient feature of the Second World War; among WW2 tanks the Allied and German...
naval artillery

Naval Artillery: Firepower on Display at D-Day

The following article on naval artillery is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Naval artillery has been a primary feature of naval power since cannons were mounted to war...
DD Tank

DD Tank: Duplex Drive Tanks

The following article on the DD Tank is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  For Operation Overlord, 514 tanks were modified with duplex drive kits intended to give the armored...
german artillery ww2

German Artillery WW2: 75-210 mm Guns and Rocket Launchers

The following article on German Artillery WW2 is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  German Artillery WW2: Fieldpieces 75 mm The 7.5 cm Feld Kanone 38 was a three-inch fieldpiece...
royal artillery

Royal Artillery: The UK’s World War Two Arsenal

The following article on the United Kingdom’s Royal Artillery is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Royal Artillery’s Seventeen-Pounder The quick-firing (QF)...
ww2 artillery

WW2 Artillery: America’s Firepower

The following article on WW2 artillery is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  There are two types of artillery: guns and howitzers. A howitzer combines the power of a gun with...
antitank weapons

Antitank Weapons: WW2 Arsenal of America, Britain, and Germany

The following article on antitank weapons is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Antitank Weapons: American Bazooka Officially the Antitank Rocket Launcher, the ‘‘bazooka’’ was...
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