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2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

The Flak 30 and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far the most numerously produced German artillery piece throu ...

                                               

3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37/43

The 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37 was a series of anti-aircraft guns produced by Nazi Germany that saw widespread service in the Second World War. The cannon was fully automatic and effective against aircraft flying at altitudes up to 4.200 m. The cannon ...

                                               

3.7 cm Flak M42

The 3.7 cm Flak M42 was the marine version of the 3.7-centimetre Flak 36/37 and used by the Kriegsmarine on surface ships and as the M42U on Type VII and Type IX U-boats. The 3.7 cm Flak M42U used several types of mounts and entered service in au ...

                                               

3.7 cm Pak 36

The Pak 36 is a 3.7 cm caliber German anti-tank gun used during the Second World War. It was the main anti-tank weapon of Wehrmacht Panzerjager units until 1942. Developed by Rheinmetall in 1933, it was first issued to the German Army in 1936, wi ...

                                               

3.7 cm SK C/30

The 3.7 cm SK C/30 was the German Kriegsmarines primary 3.7 cm anti-aircraft gun during the Second World War. It was superseded by the fully automatic 3.7 cm FlaK 43 late in the war.

                                               

3.7 cm TAK 1918

The 3.7 cm Tankabwehrkanone 1918 in starrer Raderlafette or 3.7 cm TAK 1918, was an anti-tank gun built by Rheinmetall for the Imperial German Army near the end of the First World War. This was the worlds first AT gun ever built that was purpose- ...

                                               

5 cm Granatwerfer 36

The mortars development was started in 1934 by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG and it was adopted for service in 1936. Its intended role was to engage pockets of resistance that were beyond a hand grenades throwing range. Until 1938, it used a complicated ...

                                               

7.5 cm KwK 42

The 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 was a 7.5 cm calibre German tank gun developed and built by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG in UnterluS during the Second World War. The gun was used to equip the Panther medium tank and two variants of the Jagdpanzer IV self-propell ...

                                               

7.5 cm Leichtgeschutz 40

Development of recoilless weapons by Rheinmetall began in 1937 in an effort to provide airborne troops with heavy support weapons that could be dropped by parachute. Both Krupp and Rheinmetall competed for production contracts in a contest that w ...

                                               

7.5 cm Pak 40

The 7.5 cm Pak 40 was a German 75 millimetre anti-tank gun developed in 1939–1941 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. With 23.303 examples produced, the Pak 40 formed the backbone of German anti-tank guns for the later part of Wo ...

                                               

7.58 cm Minenwerfer

The Russo-Japanese War of 1905 had shown the value of mortars against modern fieldworks and fortifications and the Germans were in the process of fielding a whole series of mortars before the beginning of World War I. Their term for them was Mine ...

                                               

10.5 cm FlaK 38

The 10.5 cm FlaK 38 was a German anti-aircraft gun used during World War II by the Luftwaffe. An improved version was introduced as the 10.5 cm FlaK 39.

                                               

10.5 cm leFH 18

The 10.5 cm leFH 18 is a German light howitzer used in World War II and the standard artillery piece of the Wehrmacht, adopted for service in 1935 and used by all divisions and artillery battalions. At least 22.133 examples were produced. Develop ...

                                               

10.5 cm leFH 18M

The 10.5 cm leFH 18M was a German light howitzer used in the Second World War. The gun, less the carriage and shield, was also used as the armament of the Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe self-propelled artillery vehicle.

                                               

10.5 cm Leichtgeschutz 42

The development history of the LG 42 is not clear, but it seems obvious that the success of the companys 7.5 cm LG 40 during the Battle of Crete in 1941 spurred the Germans to continue development of recoilless guns in larger calibers. Krupp seem ...

                                               

12.8 cm FlaK 40

The 12.8 cm FlaK 40 was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was reportedly one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era.

                                               

15 cm sFH 36

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 36 or sFH 36, was a shortened lightweight version of the earlier 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 that was produced in limited numbers from 1938-1942 and used during World War II.

                                               

17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer

The weapon was developed for use by engineer troops after the Siege of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. It illustrated the usefulness of this type of weapon in destroying bunkers and field fortifications otherwise immune to norm ...

                                               

25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer

The 25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer, often abbreviated as 25 cm sMW, was a heavy trench mortar developed for the Imperial German Army in the first decade of the 20th century.

                                               

35.5 cm Haubitze M1

The 35.5 cm Haubitze M1 was a German siege howitzer. It was developed by Rheinmetall before World War II to meet the German Armys request for a super-heavy howitzer. Eight were produced between 1939 and 1944. It saw service in the Battle of Franc ...

                                               

Rheinmetall Rh-120

The Rheinmetall Rh-120 is a 120 mm smoothbore tank gun designed and produced by the West German Rheinmetall-DeTec AG company, developed in response to Soviet advances in armor technology and development of new armored threats. Production began in ...

                                               

152 mm mortar M1931 (NM)

152 mm mortar M1931) was a 152.4 mm artillery piece originally developed by the German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall. The gun was produced in limited numbers in the Soviet Union and saw action with the Soviet Army in World War II. A modified vers ...

                                               

ASRAD-HELLAS

ASRAD Hellas is an advanced short range air defense system developed by Rheinmetall. The Greek army has acquired 54 vehicle-mounted STINGER ASRAD Hellas. The ASRAD Hellas is configured to enable reliable target detection, identification, and enga ...

                                               

Mauser BK-27

The BK 27 is a 27 mm caliber revolver cannon manufactured by Mauser of Germany. It was developed in the late 1960s for the MRCA program that ultimately became the Panavia Tornado. BK 27 is a gas cannon firing a new series of 27×145 mm cartridge w ...

                                               

Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle)

The Boxer is a multirole armoured fighting vehicle designed by an international consortium to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. The nations participating in the Boxer program have changed as the pro ...

                                               

Karl-Gerat

Karl-Gerat ", also known as Morser Karl, was a World War II German self-propelled siege mortar designed and built by Rheinmetall. Its heaviest munition was a 60 cm diameter, 2.170 kg shell, and the range for its lightest shell of 1.250 kg was jus ...

                                               

LLM01

The LLM01 is an adaptive target acquisition module made by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics GmbH in Stockach, Germany. It is designed to be mounted with a metal integral quick release clamping adapter on the left side of the carry handle adapter o ...

                                               

Lynx (Rheinmetall armoured fighting vehicle)

Lynx is an armoured fighting vehicle developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme. The Lynx, configured as a KF31 infantry fighting vehicle, was unveiled publicly at the Eurosatory defence exhibition on June 14, 2016. The KF41 variant was unveiled public ...

                                               

MG 15

The MG 15 was a German 7.92 mm machine gun designed specifically as a hand manipulated defensive gun for combat aircraft during the early 1930s. By 1941 it was replaced by other types and found new uses with ground troops.

                                               

MG 17 machine gun

The MG 17 was a 7.92 mm machine gun produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use at fixed mountings in many World War II Luftwaffe aircraft, typically as forward-firing offensive armament. The MG 17 was based on the older MG 30 light machine gun, was i ...

                                               

MG 131 machine gun

The MG 131 was a German 13 mm caliber machine gun developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig and produced from 1940 to 1945. The MG 131 was designed for use at fixed, flexible or turreted, single or twin mountings in Luftwaffe aircraft during World ...

                                               

Rheinmetall MG 60

The Rheinmetall MG60 is a general purpose machine gun of West German origin. The weapon is a post-World War II derivative of the MG45. The weapon is lighter in weight and has a high rate of fire and has an unusual trigger guard.

                                               

MK 101 cannon

The MK 101 is the designation of a 30 mm autocannon used in German combat aircraft during World War II. Although accurate and powerful, with a high muzzle velocity, it was very heavy, with a low rate of fire, which limited its production.

                                               

MK 103 cannon

The Rheinmetall-Borsig MK 103 was a German 30 mm caliber autocannon that was mounted in German combat aircraft during World War II. Intended to be a dual purpose weapon for anti-tank and air-to-air fighting, it was developed from the MK 101. Comp ...

                                               

MK 108 cannon

The MK 108 was a 30 mm caliber autocannon manufactured in Germany during World War II by Rheinmetall‑Borsig for use in aircraft.

                                               

Neubaufahrzeug

The German Neubaufahrzeug series of tank prototypes were a first attempt to create a heavy tank for the Wehrmacht after Adolf Hitler had come to power. Multi-turreted, heavy and slow, they were not considered successful, which led to only five be ...

                                               

Puma (IFV)

The Puma is a German infantry fighting vehicle designed to replace the aging Marder IFVs currently in service with the German Army. Production of the first batch of 350 vehicles began in 2010 and is scheduled for completion by August 2020. A seco ...

                                               

Panzerhaubitze 2000

The Panzerhaubitze 2000, abbreviated PzH 2000, is a German 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall for the German Army. The PzH 2000 is one of the most powerful conventional artillery systems deployed in ...

                                               

QF 15-pounder gun

The Ordnance QF 15-pounder gun, commonly referred to as the Ehrhardt, was a modern German field gun purchased by Britain in 1900 as a stopgap measure to upgrade its field artillery to modern QF standards, while it developed its own alternative. T ...

                                               

Rheinmetall RMG.50

The RMG.50 is a heavy machine gun of German origin under development by Rheinmetall. The RMG.50 machine gun is under development by the company under contract to the Bundeswehr as a replacement for the Browning M2HB recoil-operated heavy machine ...

                                               

Rheinmetall RMG 7.62

The Rheinmetall RMG 7.62 is a machine gun under development by Rheinmetall Defence. The weapon comes with 3 rotating barrels to reduce overheating and erosion during a firefight.

                                               

Solothurn S-18/1000

The Solothurn S18-1000 20 mm was a Swiss anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It was a variant of the earlier S-18/100 with modifications for a higher muzzle velocity, as well as a larger cartridge size. The more powerful ammunition ...

                                               

TPz Fuchs

The TPz Fuchs is an armoured personnel carrier originally developed by Daimler-Benz but manufactured and further developed by the now Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles. Fuchs was the second wheeled armoured vehicle to enter service with the Bunde ...

                                               

Gefechtshelm M92

The Gefechtshelm M92 is the standard issue combat helmet of the Bundeswehr, first fielded in 1992 as a replacement of earlier steel helmets that were previously used during the Cold War. It is made from Aramid composite materials and is used by a ...

                                               

K1-class gunboat

The K1 class was a type of gunboat designed by the German Kriegsmarine before World War II. The class was to have comprised four ships, which had been ordered under the provisional names K1, K2, K3, and K4. The four ships were ordered in November ...

                                               

Blaser F3

The Blaser F3 is a break-action over-and-under shotgun manufactured by Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH of Isny, Germany. It was introduced in 2004 and imported by Blaser USA of San Antonio, TX since 2008. Blaser manufactures multiple variants of the F3. B ...

                                               

Krampnitz

Krampnitz Kaserne was a military complex, in Fahrland, Potsdam, created by the Germans during the rearmament period. It was used by the Germans until the end of the Second World War. After the war it was used by Soviet troops until its abandonmen ...

                                               

Sennelager Training Area

The Sennelager Training Area is a military training area in Germany under the control of British Forces based in Paderborn Garrison. It covers an area of 116 square kilometres and belongs to the German Government which discharges its responsibili ...

                                               

German naval history

The German navy has operated under different names. See German Mine Sweeping Administration, 1945 to 1956. North German Federal Navy, 1867–71. Prussian Navy, 1701–1867. (Прусский Военно-Морской Флот, 1701-1867) Reichsmarine, 1919–35. (Рейхсмарине ...

                                               

Tirpitz Plan

Admiral Alfred von Tirpitzs design for Germany to achieve world power status through naval power, while at the same time addressing domestic issues, is referred to as the Tirpitz Plan. Politically, the Tirpitz Plan was marked by the Fleet Acts of ...