Weapons

Small Arms

Bayonets | Pistols  | Rifles
Submachine Guns

Thompson Submachine Gun
Sten Gun
C1 Submachine Gun

Light Weapons

Light Machine Guns

Lewis Gun
Bren Gun
C2 LMG
C9 LMG

Machine Guns

Colt Machine Gun
Vickers Gun
C5 General Purpose MG
C6 General Purpose MG
M2 .50 calibre

Light Anti-Tank Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Bazooka
M72 SRAAW (L)
Carl Gustav
Eryx

Mortars

2-inch Mortar
3-inch Mortar
3-inch Stokes Gun
6-inch Newton Mortar
9.45-inch Newton Mortar
C3 81mm Mortar
M19 60mm Mortar

Ordnance

Anti-Tank Guns

106mm Recoilless Rifle
2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
TOW Missile

Guns

18-pounder Gun
25-pounder Gun
60-pounder Howitzer
C1 105mm Howitzer
C3 105mm Howitzer
LG1 C1 105mm Howitzer

Anti-Aircraft Guns

3.7-inch Gun

Grenades

Hand Grenades
No. 69 Grenade
M61 & M67 Grenade
Rifle Grenades
Grenade Launchers
Anti-Tank Grenades
No. 68 Grenade

Ammunition
Small Arms & Light Weapons

.303 Mk VII
5.56mm
7.62mm NATO
Pistol Ammunition
PIAT Ammunition

Ordnance

106mm Ammunition
Armour Piercing
Armour Piercing Composite Rigid
AP Discarding Sabot
High Explosive Anti-Tank
High Explosive, Squash Head

Terminology

Fixed ammunition
Proximity Fuze

Light Anti-Tank Weapons

With the introduction of the tank in the First World War came the first anti-tank weapons. The threat to Canadian infantry by German armour was relatively low, and infantry weapons were not developed to combat enemy tanks.

Light Anti-Tank Weapons

Between the wars, as the world's armies developed mechanically reliable tanks and armoured cars, several types of weapons were developed.
 

Anti-Tank Rifle

Anti-tank rifles were first developed during the First World War; the British (and subsequently, Canadians) adopted the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle. The Boys was usually issued to infantry on the scale of one per platoon. The weapon fired a .55-in Armour Piercing (AP) round.

Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank

In 1943, the Boys ATR was replaced with the Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT). Not only were they issued to infantry platoons, but were also carried in vehicles of reconnaissance units and Motor infantry battalions.

The PIAT was the first Canadian anti-tank weapon to use High Explosive, Anti-Tank (HEAT) ammunition.

Bazooka

During the Korean War, Canadian infantry units employed the American bazooka, which remained on inventory until replaced with the Carl Gustav.

M72 SRAAW

The American designed LAW rocket (or M72 SRAAW) was widely issued in Canadian units beginning in the 1970s, for use as a light anti-armour weapon.

Carl Gustav

The Carl Gustav was an 84mm anti-tank rocket launcher.

Eryx (SRAAW)

The Eryx missile system was developed and acquisition began in 1998 and 1999.


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