World war two witnessed the use of various cutting edge weapons, some of which became very famous later on. It is quite difficult to compile a list of some of the coolest military tank and fighting flight in war. However, below are some of the tanks and aircraft’s that deserve a mention.
This is a literal German translation meaning Hunting Panther. It was manufactured by the Germans during the Second World War. Although it was used later in the war, the Jagdpanther showed action on both the Western and Eastern fonts. It has a very heavy fire tank of (8.8 cm Kwk 43 cannon), integrated with a Panther chassis. Most historians consider this tank as one of the top tank destroyers of the world war two. Continue reading →
The Second World War was an experience I would never forget in history. This is a war that saw many countries that were in the war to bring out their best fighting equipment and their well trained armies to the battle field. There were thousands of cutting edge and even weird weapons, most of which became popular after the war ended. On the other hand, there were other weapons that were also considered to be used in the war but they were never put into use.
Here are some bizarre weapons used in the war
After France was defeated in the war, Winston Churchill swore to set Europe on fire. To achieve this, British secret agents were given disguised explosive devices that looked like shoes, bottles, suitcases and even rats!
Sovient Anti-tank dogs
This were dogs that were initially trained to carry bombs to specific targets ,release the bomb and return back to its operator but this never worked. They then decided to use a much easy strategy of simply blowing up the dog when it got to its target with the bomb.
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Attack Plane
This was a Japanese air plane that had a very huge piloted bomb. The aircraft was rocket propelled; only designed particularly for Kamikaze attacks. During the attack, the Ohka would be carried and a pilot would release bullets towards the targets.
Gustav Rail Cannons
This was a big gun and the Nazis had a thing for big guns. It was one of the largest cannons ever produced in the world and it had to be carried in different pieces, assembled and then mounted, a procedure that needed about 4,000 men! The Gustav fired very strong shots that were enough to demolish an ammunitions dump that was protected by a 30m rock.
As a war veteran, I know a lot about the above war weapons but I am now retired. After staying home for a long time and getting bored, I decided to look for a job in a restaurant that is near my home to keep an active lifestyle. This is because I also needed some extra source of income to maintain my normal lifestyle. I love living large, and my pension could not afford me that. I send them my server resume and surprisingly I got a job in the restaurant. Click here to read more about a good server resume.
Being a server is a totally different experience from working in the military. I get to meet hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds with different needs. I love this job since each day is a unique experience and I always look forward to the next day. I have even formed lasting relationships from this job. One family that frequently visits our restaurant has become one of my close friends and they occasionally visit me at home when I am not working. Recently, they got a baby and are looking for a great nanny with a good nanny resume since the parents all work and need somebody to help with the baby.
Occasionally, I visit the museum to see some of the Second World War weapons that have been preserved. It reminds me of those days of being in the army, and I am happy that I made part of history.
The Second World War led to the production of more advanced military firearms. These rifles were a game changer in the war and made hyperbole an understatement. The weapons were used by most soldiers in the battle with a great degree of cruelty and hatred. How else can history explain the death of millions?
The rifles brought a change in the warfront. They were used in areas of defense, tactics and mobility. Check out our top picks of cool rifles used in the Second World War.
This is one of the most notorious rifles of world war two, and it’s one of the most significant weapons ever used. This gun brought a revolution in combat due to its semi automatic and self loading feature which enabled it to fire out several rounds quickly and effectively. It was first developed by John C. Garand and was mainly used by the American forces. It was gas operated and was loaded with an 8 clip .30 caliber cartridge. It had a very accurate sight and was not affected by weather changes. It was a simple machine yet efficient. The butt had swabs, cleaning rods and brush.
Type 99 Arisaka
This rifle was mainly used by the Japanese army during the Second World War. The Arisaka had bolt action which was great for long range and could easily take down airplanes. This rifle was manufactured with a “mum”-name of the emperor- and was only on rifles that were used in action. It had the ability to carry a 30 caliber bullet.
This was first used by German forces. Kar98 was the action rifle used by the axis armies. It was a very accurate and reliable rifle with a range of 500 meters. It could fire a Mauser catridge. This mean rifle was issued by the Wehrmach.
This was a semi automatic rifle that was produced by the Sovient Union in 1935. It was a gas operated machine and had a 10 round magazine which could be detached. Those soldiers who used it attached it with a telescopic scope.
The Mosin Nagat saw a lot of action during the Second World War especially between 1891 and 1960. This weapon was a favorite among the Russian military. It was a bolt action rifle and was among the mass produced weapons during the period. To clearly understand the efficiency of this cool rifle, wikpedia has some great illustrations.
The M1 Carbine was mainly used by the American forces during the Second World War. This was a semi automatic rifle which was mainly used by paratroopers. It was a very easy to carry rifle making it a favorite for front line forces.
This rifle was produced by the Germans and it was semi automatic. It was similar to the Russian and American semi auto rifles and it was quite reliable.
Major armies had equipped their infantry with most of the listed effective rifles during the war. The combination of rounds of magazines that could easily be held, dependable ammunition and an increased firing range made them cool weapons of war in the hands of well trained infantry. These rifles are some of the most significant weapons used in the Second World War and they performed extremely well, that is why they made their way to our list.