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

Anti-Tank Guns 

Anti-Tank Guns were a particular type of weapon which existed very briefly in the Second World War and in the years afterward, eventually giving way to Recoilless Guns and anti-tank missiles.

Anti-Tank Guns were issued to infantry battalions, generally towed by Universal Carriers (the T-16s was the preferred vehicle type). The Royal Canadian Artillery also fielded entire anti-tank regiments, which were equipped with either towed, or self-propelled, anti-tank guns.

Tanks were continually improved in terms of both firepower and armour protection during the war, and anti-tank weapons were also developed during the war to match. Canadian anti-tank units began the war with the 2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, with the 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun replacing it in infantry battalions. A 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun was also developed, equipping towed anti-tank regiments.

During the war Self-Propelled Guns also became common, and the 17-pounder was used on self-propelled chassis such as the M10 Achilles, which was used in the Second World War, and after. Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) was originally equipped with the M10 in Korea, but were re-equipped with the Sherman Tank before going into action.

In the post war era, the use of recoilless guns became common, such as the 106mm Recoilless Rifle, which could be fired from a ground mount as well as a vehicle such as a Jeep. Other Self-Propelled weapons systems included TOW Under Armour and ADATS.


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