WW2 Italian Infantry Weapons

The Italian Army Infantry had about the same fire power than their British counterpart in World War II, being equipped with a standard bolt-action rifle and a a reliable submachine gun. However, the Italian infantrymen lacked efficient and dependable light and heavy machine guns as they featured faulty feed system that used oil to lubricate the moving rounds and avoid jamming. They were also poorly fitted out with infantry support and anti-tank weapons, having to rely on a German-made mortar and gun.

List of Italian Infantry Weapons in WWII

1- Carcano M1891 (rifle)

2- Glisenti M1910 (side arm)

3- Beretta Model 1934 (side arm)

4- Beretta Model 1938 (submachine gun)

5-  Breda Modello 30 (light machine gun)

6- Breda Modello 1937 (heavy machine gun)

7-  Fiat-Revelli M1914, water-cooled , 6.5mm heavy machine gun

8- Brixia Model 35 (light mortar)

9- 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (German-made heavy mortar)

10- 3.7 cm Pak 36 (anti-tank gun)

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