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NEW weapons NEVER used in previous US wars:

1. Dive bombers

2. Torpedo bombers

3. Aircraft Carriers

4. Amphibious Tractor Landing Craft

5. Nuclear Weapons

6. Semi-Automatic Rifles

Note-Submarines, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, small attack boats, tanks, artillery, fighter planes, large multi-engined bombers, machinguns, grenades, land mines, sea mines, conventional landing craft, etc. Had all been used in previous wars.

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The main American weapons used during World War 2 include-

*M1 Garand

*Thompson Sub-Machine Gun

*Springfield 303 bolt action

*M1 Bazooka

*Colt M1911

*BAR- Browning Automatic Rifle

*M2 Flamethrower

Vehicles included-

*Sherman Firefly

*P-51 Mustang

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For the Americans some of the weapons used were the M1 Garand, which is a semi-auto rifle. Another used was the Thompson sub machine gun. Also there was the Colt M1911, it was the standard issue pistol for the Americans at that time. The Browning 35 or the Browning 50 were the basic MMGs for the Americans. And we must not forget about the BAR. It was a very powerful, soldier carried weapon that was used in WWII. The standard shotgun was the Trench gun. It was a pump action shotgun used in that time as well. For the Axis (Nazis) it was all about the MP40. It was a sub machine gun that was used highly in the war. The standard issue rifle of course was the Kar98k. It was a bolt action rifle also used alot in WWII. The MG42 was the standard issue MMG (mounted machine gun) for the Axis as well. The French and British used a multitude of weapons. Mostly the Lee Enfield rifle or the Sten SMG (sub machine gun).

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M1 Garand Rifle M1 Carbine M1 Submachine gun (Tommy Gun) M3 Submachine gun (Grease Gun) BAR M1919 Machine gun M1911A1 Pistol (Colt 45) M1903 Springfield Rifle

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