9 mm Pistole 08
7.92 mm Karabiner 98k
7.92 mm Gewehr 33/40
9 mm Maschinenpistole 38 and 38/40
7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 42
7.5 cm leichtes Gebirgsinfanteriegeschütz 18
5 cm leichter Granatwerfer 36
8 cm kurzer Granatwerfer 42
Stielhandgranate 24
Stielhandgranate 39
9mm Pistole 08
German designation  9mm P08 
Calibre/cartridge 9mm Parabellum 
Magazine capacity 8 rounds 
Length 222mm 
Length of barrel 102 mm 
Weight unloaded 0.87 kg 
Muzzle velocity 320 m/sec 
Max effective range 50 m 

Original manufacturer DWM (Deutche Waffen und Munitionsfabrik) 1898 

Other manufacturers Simson & Co., Suhl; Mauser-Werke; Krieghoff; Erma, Erfurt: and others. Remarks: One of the best known pistols, generally described as a 'Luger'. Originally produced in 1899 in 7.65mm calibre, but in 1908 changed to the 9mm round (Parabellum) which became the world's most widely used pistol and sub-machine gun cartridge. Official side arm of German NCOs and special troops. Production phased out in 1943. Over 2 million made in many different versions. 

7.92 mm Karabiner 98k
German designation 7.92mm Kar 98k 
Calibre/cartridge 7.92mm x 57 
Magazine capacity 5 rounds 
Length 1107.5mm 
Length of barrel 739mm 
Weight unloaded 3.9 kg 
Muzzle velocity 755 m/sec 

Original manufacturers Mauser-Werk AG, Oberndorf-am-Neckar; Licence (t) and 290 (J): Ceská Zbrojovka, Bruno-later Waffenwerke Brünn; (p) and 298 (J); Czech licence- Polish State Arsenals warsaw and Radom; (ö); Steyr-Werke AG, Steyr (b); Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre (FN), Herstal, Liège. 

Centres of production 1939-45 Mauser Werke AG, bendorf-am-Neckar.Sauer-Gruppe, Suhl, Gustloff-Werke, Weimar. Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, St Valentin. Waffen-Werke Brünn (formerly CZ. Brno. 

Remarks: A shortened version evolved from Gew 98 with side sling. Adopted as standard German service rifle 1935,ten years after similar export/licence versions. Late production series made without bayonet mounting bar and featured pressed bands. Captured examples (except Belgium 7.65mm) issued to various first-line formations. 



7.92 mm Gewehr 33/40
German designation 7.92mm Gew 33/40 
Calibre/cartridge 7.92mm x 57 
Magazine capacity  5 rounds 
Length  993mm 
Length of barrel 490mm 
Weight unloaded 3.58 kg 
Muzzle velocity 715 m/sec 

Original manufacturer Waffenwerke Brunn (formerly CZ Brno) 

Remarks: Modification of Musketon vz16/33. Issued to mountain troops. 
Limited number also made with folding stock. 

9 mm Maschinenpistole 38 and 38/40
German designation 9mm MP38 and 38/40 
Calibre/cartridge 9mm Parabellum 
Magazine capacity 32 round box 
Length of stock (extended): 833mm 
                         (folded): 630mm 
Length of barrel 251.5mm 
Weight 4.086 kg 
Muzzle velocity 390 m/sec 
Rate of fire (cyclic): 500 rpm 

Original manufacturer Erma-Werke. Erfurt 

Remarks: Designed to advanced specifications formulated in 1936-37. Revolutionary submachine gun design using only steel and plastics, and fitted with folding butt. Automatic fire only. Adopted for service in August 1938. In production until 1940. MP 38/40 has additional safety slot at forward bolt position. 

7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 42
German designation 7.92mm leMG 42 
Calibre/cartridge 7.92mm x 57 
Type of feed 50 and 250 round disintergrating link metal belts 
Length 1230mm 
Length of barrel 530mm 
Weight with bipod 11.6 kg 
Muzzle velocity 820 m/sec 
Rate of fire (cyclic): 1500 rpm 

Manufacturers Mauser-Werke AG, Berlin; Grossfuss, Döbeln/Sachsen; 
Maget, Berlin-Tegel: Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr; Gustloff-Werke Suhl 

Remarks: Originally known as MG 39/41; automatic fire only. Designed by Dr Grunow of Grossfuss-Werke, who also evolved novel simple and most economical manufacturing methods. 
Entered service in 1942; over 750,000 produced by 1945. Like the MG 34, used various mountings and accessories. Probably the most remarkable machine gun design ever evolved, which introduced recoil-operated roller locking system and fast barrel change. 

7.5 cm leichtes Gebirgsinfanteriegeschütz 18
75cmgbr18 German designation 7.5cm leGebIG 18 
Calibre 75mm 
Length of piece (L/11.8); 885mm 
Length of barrel 783mm 
Length of rifling 674mm 
Weight travelling 410 kg 
Weight in action 440 kg 
Traverse 35o 
Elevation -10o to + 73o30' 
Muzzle velocity 221 m/sec 
Shell weight 5.45 kg 
Maximum range (normal charge only): 3550m 
Rate of fire 8-12 rpm 
Barrel life 10,000-12,000 rounds 
Original designers Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Düsseldorf 

Manufacturers Böhm. Waffenfabrik, Strakonitz, Habämfa, Ammendorf/Halle 

Remarks: Basic leIG 18 modified for mountain service. Development started during 1935 and production commenced in 1937. 
Intended as temporary equipment until service debut of GebG 36 but remained in service untill end of WW 2. Could be broken down in 10 loads for manual pack transport or  6 loads for animal transport. A sled was an optional firing carriage. 

5 cm leichter Granatwerfer 36
5cmlegr36 German designation 5cm leGrW 36 
Calibre 50mm 
Length of barrel (L/9.3): 465mm 
Weight in action 14 kg 
Traverse 33o45' 
Elevation +42o to +90o 
Muzzle velocity 75 m/sec 
Bomb weight 0.9 kg 
Maximum range 520m 
Rate of fire 15-25 rpm 
Barrel life 20,000-25,000 rounds 

Original designers Rheinmetall/Borsig AG 

Remarks: Development started 1934, adopted for service 1936. Until 1938 used complicated telescopic sight. By 1941 seen as too complex for intended role, firing too light a bomb and production terminated. Gradually withdrawn from front line service by 1942. But available motars remained in use until 1945 with second-line and garrison units . 



8 cm kurzer Granatwerfer 42
German designation kz 8cm GrW 42 
Calibre 81.4mm 
Length of barrel (L/9.2): 747mm 
Length of bore 650mm 
Weight travelling (3 loads): 30 kg (approx) 
Weight in action 26.5 kg 
Traverse 14o to 34o 
Elevation +40o to +90o 
Muzzle velocity not recorded 
Bomb weight 3.5 kg 
Maximum range 1100m 
Rate of fire 15-25rpm 

Remarks: Development started 1940, first issued late 1941. Originally intended for airborne troops but subsequently adopted by Army and Waffen-SS and gradually replaced 5cm LeGrW 34. In action some were provided with lanyard-operated loading/firing 
mechanism for remotely controlled use. Was generally known as 'Stummelwerfer'. 



Stielhandgranate 24
German designation StiGr 24 
Diameter 70mm 
Length 356mm 
Weight 595 g 
Type of filling TNT 
Delay 4-5 secs 
Stielhandgranate 39
German designation StiGr 39 
Diameter 70mm 
Length 406mm 
Weight 624 g 
Type of filling TNT 
Delay 4-5 secs 
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