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  1. American Weapons in WWII

  2. Bigger, Faster, Stronger! • Weapons were now needed to be made at a higher frequency so mass production was a must! • Bolt Actions etc. were now out of date, they needed weapons that could fire fast and deliver a punch • The War also called for heavy equipment such as planes, ships, tanks, trucks, and various types of vehicles • This also supplied Americans with countless jobs for the War effort

  3. Handhelds • The Colt 1903 was a officers weapon for sometime in WWII • The M1911 was the standardized pistol for American Soldiers and was Genius for • Grenades commonly used were the Mk-II “Pineapple”, and Mk-III concussion- it was used to rampage trenches and oblivious

  4. Rifles and Explosives • The two common rifles of WWII were the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine, these rifles also saw the most action • Submachine guns included the thompson and the M3“Grease Gun” • Explosives included the M1A1 Bazooka, and M1A1 Flame thrower • Mortors included the M1, M2, and M19

  5. Airplanes • Planes like the b-29 super fortress and the b-17 were crucial in successfully completing bombing missions • The Northrop P-61 black widow played a major role in all theatres with its specially equipped technology allowing pilots to strike by night Accurately • The P-38 “Lightning” or “Fork-Tailed Devil” by Germans it was fast powerful and was the “brainchild of aviation”

  6. War at Sea • Ships were mainly used In the Pacific theatre with Japan and also in the Europe theatre for D-Day and to transport • The USS Iowa was (bb-61) Battleship (1st of its kind) was used to deter Japanese Imperials • The USS Enterprise “Big E” was the most famed Aircraft Carriers used in WWII it was the first to sink a Japanese submarine it also was involved in “Doolittle” raids having B-25’s take off and attack Japan’s capital

  7. Land and Artillery • Jeeps saw the most action in WWII, 3 were made every 4 minutes, it could even run under water with special intake and exhaust attachments • LVT the Amphibious vehicle saw action mainly in Japan but proved useful also trucks for carrying soldiers like m2/m9 half track and GMC- “Deuce and a ½ • Tanks from Super heavy like the T-28 and light like the M24 Chafee were used to take ground

  8. Propaganda