Weapons in Operation Barbarossa

During Operation Barbarossa, from June 22, 1941 to January 1942, the Wehrmacht used the following weapons against the Red Army:

German Army

Infantry weapons (See)

Mauser K98 (7.92mm bolt-action rifle); MP 40 (9mm submachine-gun); Maschinengewehr 34 (a 7.92mm machine gun); Stielhandgranate 24 (stick hand grenade); 5-cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (50mm mortar); 8-cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (81mm mortar).


Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfw-II), Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfw-III), and Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw-IV)

Tank Destroyers

Panzerjäger I: it mounted a 47mm, anti-tank gun on the chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen I light tank.

Self-propelled guns

15-cm SiG-33 auf Geschützwagen I: it was a 150mm infantry howitzer mounted the chassis of the Pzkpfw-I tank.

Sturmgeschütz III: it was based on the chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen III tank and had a 75mm gun.

Anti-tank guns

7.5-cm Pak 40: a 75mm gun used by the German Infantry to destroy enemy tanks.

8.8-cm Flak 36/37: it was an 88mm anti-aircraft gun used as powerful anti-tank weapon, which could destroy a T-34 from a distance of 2,000 m.

Field artillery

10.5-cm leFH 18: it was a 105mm light field howitzer.

7.5-cm FK 16/18: a 75mm field gun



Junkers Ju 87 Stuka: a dive-bomber and the most widely-used aircraft in the German arsennal, playing an important role in the German blitzkrieg during the first three years of the war.

Messerschmitt Bf 109: the main German fighter aircraft.

Messerschmitt Me-110: a twin-engined, heavy fighter.

Messerschmitt Me-210: a heavy fighter used in the ground-attack role and night interception.

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