Infantry Weapons in the WW I

November 16, 2011

There are different infantry weapons used by every country that was involved way back in the World War I. These WW1 weapons are utilized for variety of missions from all across the globe. Aside from being used in World War I, these weapons are also used in World War II as well as during the war in the Middle East. There are plenty of tactical weapons used in military groups. Like for example in the United States, the military groups in this country are using so many weapons which were utilized in completing missions during the war in Iraq. Aside from that, there are also some infantry weapons that are used during the other famous wars happened in some parts of the world.

Most often Used Infantry Weapons

Infantry Weapons of WWI - Luger P08

Infantry Weapons of WWI - Luger P08

Luger P08 pistol is considered as the most common german weapons that was used in the World War I. They say that almost all of the german military members of the troops are using semi automatic Luger P08 pistols. This is one of the infantry weapons that are very much easy to utilize. The cardridge of the Luger P08 pistol was a 7.65x22mm Parabellum and 9x19mm Parabellum.45 ACP. The fire range from this pistol was 50m and its feed-system was eight-round detachable box magazine, 32-round detachable drum. Aside from this, there are also some WW1 weapons that are utilized like hand grenades and armalites. These tactical weapons are also one of the oldest kinds of weapons used by military groups. Aside from its important role in World War I, these tactical weapons are also used during the World War II. The next generation infantry weapons used during the World War I are tanks.
Infantry Weapons of WWI - British Mark V Star Tank

Infantry Weapons of WWI - British Mark V Star Tank

The British Mark V Tank was a very much popular weapon used in the military groups in the British army in WWI. Armor of this tank was 14 mm (0.55 in) maximum, the main armament was Male: 2x 6 pdr 6 cwt QF with 207 rounds, and Female: 4x .303 Vickers machine guns. Its 2nd armament was Male: 4x .303 in Hotchkiss Mk 1 Machine Gun, and Female: 2x .303 in Hotchkiss machine guns. The engine of the British Mark V tank was an awesome 19 litre six-cylinder in-line Ricardo-petrol-engine, with 150hp (110kW). The Crew of this awesome big tank was 8 persons, the commander, a driver, 2 gearsmen and 4 gunners and this tank was in action from 1918 to 1945. The designs of these tanks differ much from the other tanks used. Moreover, the craftsmanship of these tanks is excellent so these are all useful when used in World War I.

Best Infantry Weapons Used in World War 1

Infantry Weapons in WWI - Anti Tank Rifle Mauser 1918 T Gewehr

Infantry Weapons in WWI - Anti Tank Rifle Mauser 1918 T Gewehr

Aside from the aforementioned infantry weapons, anti-tank weapons were also considered as one of the best tactical weapons used during the height of World War I. The German Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle this was the first anti-tank rifle in the world. The Cartridge of this single shot rifle was 13.2 mm TuF (German: Tank und Flieger). The feed-system was manual and the fire range was approximately 500 m. This was awesome far for these times. This anti-tank rifle was in service from 1918 to 1933. And the manufacturer was the company called Mauser.

Military Weapons in Germany

Infantry Weapons of WWI - Machine Gun 08/15

Infantry Weapons of WWI - Machine Gun 08/15

The military units of Germany are using so many tactical weapons when they have fights with their opponents. Good example of this is the MG08/15 machine gun. This is one of the most powerful infantry weapons and is almost present in all of the military members of Germany. The height of usage of MG08/15 machine gun happened way back in the World War I as well as World War II. Even at this point in time, there are still modified versions of MG08/15 machine gun which will offer excellent use ot its user. There are some pictures posted in the internet that will enable you to view the previous models of MG08/15 machine gun used during the famous war on Earth. If you can go to Germany, these infantry weapons are displayed in Museums and open for public view. Specifically, MG08/15 machine gun has the ability to shoot quickly. The Manufacter of this machine gun was the Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken. The cartridge of the MG08/15 is a 8×57 IS with 13×92 TuF mm (TuF variant). The fire ratio is 450-500 rounds/min with a feed-system of 250-round fabric belt, and the fire range is 2,000 metres (2,200 yd) and maximal 3,500 metres (3,800 yd).

Plenty of armies in Germany still rate these tactical weapons as one of the best ever made. With the use of some books, you can also find some information when it comes to this infantry weapon. In addition to that, there are also some sites posted in the internet that will provide you not just information but also pictures of the tactical weapons used in Germany. And by time I will write more detailed informations for specific infantry weapons. So please come back by time to read more informations about weapons of the military in World War 1. If you are lucky enough, you might also see some videos of the actual MG08/15 machine gun in use. I´ve found a video on youtube:

These are just some of the facts about infantry weapons in WWI

If you are concerned with history, such information will surely help you out. This will help you understand the tactical weapons used during the famous wars on Earth.

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