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Le Prieur rocket

Le Prieur rockets were a type of incendiary air-to-air rockets used in World War I against observation balloons and airships. They were invented by the French Lieutenant Yves Le Prieur and were first used in the Battle of Verdun in April 1916. Du ...

                                               

World War I infantry guns of France

                                               

World War I French infantry weapons

                                               

List of German weapons of World War I

Krupp 15 cm Kanone 16 Krupp 28 cm L/14 Haubitze Krupp 9 cm C/73 Kanone Krupp 8.8 cm KZ L/45 Zugflugzeugabwehrkanone 16 Krupp 24 cm SK L/30 Theodor Otto kanone Krupp 15 cm C/72 Ring kanone Krupp 7.7 cm L/27 Flugzeugabwehrkanone Krupp 17 cm SK L/40 ...

                                               

Siemens torpedo glider

The Siemens torpedo glider was an early precursor of the modern glide bomb developed in World War I but never used in action. It consisted of a naval torpedo with an attached airframe which was to be remotely wire-guided.

                                               

World War I German infantry weapons

                                               

World War I infantry weapons of Australia

                                               

World War I Italian infantry weapons

                                               

World War I Russian infantry weapons

                                               

World War I Serbian infantry weapons

                                               

World War I infantry weapons of the United States

                                               

World War I mortars of Italy

                                               

Bergmann MG 15nA machine gun

The Bergmann MG 15 was the World War I production version of 1915 light machine gun developed by Germany. It used 100/200 round belts and utilized a bipod, which allowed the weapon to mount on a surface for more accurate firing. It was briefly us ...

                                               

Knotgen automatic rifle

The Knotgen automatic rifle is a two barrel, magazine fed light machine gun using a delayed blowback operation. It uses two bolts and has a spring buffer and cocking lever in the stock. It was the first firearm to have a pistol grip inserted maga ...

                                               

MG 18 TuF

The Maschinengewehr 18 Tank und Flieger or MG 18 TuF, was a German dual-purpose heavy machine gun designed to fill both anti-tank and anti-aircraft roles. Developed at the end of the First World War it fired the same 13.25 × 92 mm SR or tankpatro ...

                                               

St. Etienne Mle 1907

The French St. Etienne Mle 1907 was a gas operated air-cooled machine gun in 8mm Lebel which was widely used in the early years of the First World War. The "St.Etienne Mle 1907" was not derived from the Hotchkiss machine gun. Instead it was an en ...

                                               

World War I mortars of the United Kingdom

                                               

World War I mortars of France

                                               

World War I mortars of Germany

                                               

World War I mortars of Russia

                                               

5.2 cm SK L/55 naval gun

The 5.2 cm SK L/55 gun was designed around 1905, and used fixed ammunition. It had an overall length of about 2.86 m 9 ft 5 in. The gun was of built-up steel construction with a central rifled tube, reinforcing hoops from the trunnions to the bre ...

                                               

American 18 inch torpedo

There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United States. These have been used on ships and submarines of the US Navy. American "18 inch" torpedoes were actually 17.7 inches in diameter, beginning with the "Fiume" Whitehead ...

                                               

American 21-inch torpedo

There have been a number of 21 inch torpedoes in service with the United States. These have been used on ships and submarines of the US Navy. American "21 inch" torpedoes are 533 millimetres in diameter. Ship classes that carried 21 inch torpedoe ...

                                               

9th Battalion (Australia)

                                               

41st Battalion (Australia)

                                               

3rd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

The 3rd/5th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers was a Territorial Force unit formed at Bury on 11 October 1914 as a home depot third line unit. It was converted into a second line unit by May 1915 and attached to 197th Brigade, 66th 2nd East La ...

                                               

Pals battalions

                                               

List of infantry battalions in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

During the First World War, the Canadian Army authorized the formation of 260 infantry battalions to serve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Only a small fraction of these battalions ever reached France to serve on the front lines. The remaini ...

                                               

1st Battalion (Ontario Regiment), CEF

The 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion was a battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force that saw service in the First World War. The battalion was created on 2 September 1914 with recruits from "Military District 1" which was Western Ontario. The ...

                                               

1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF

The 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, was an infantry unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War. Originally a mounted infantry unit named the 1st Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, it was formed on November 7 ...

                                               

2nd Reserve Battalion (Central Ontario), CEF

                                               

4th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles

The 4th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles was authorized on 7 November 1914 as the 4th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF and embarked for Britain on 18 July 1915. It disembarked in France on 24 October 1915, where it fought as part of the 2 ...

                                               

5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF

The 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles were a mounted infantry unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. The unit was raised from volunteers of the 7th and XIth Hussars from the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Formed in 1915, t ...

                                               

11th Reserve Battalion (Manitoba), CEF

The 11th Battalion, CEF, an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, was authorized on 10 August 1914 and embarked for Great Britain on 30 September 1914. It was redesignated as the 11th Reserve Infantry Battalion, CEF, on 29 April ...

                                               

11th Reserve Battalion (Manitoba), CEF

                                               

17th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF

The 17th Battalion, CEF was a battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. It was authorized on 19 September 1914 and embarked for Great Britain on 29 September 1914 where it was redesignated as the 17th Reserve Battalion, ...

                                               

20th Battalion (Central Ontario), CEF

The battalion was composed of volunteers from militia units in central Ontario. Much of the unit was drawn from the 12th York Regiment, the Rangers, with men coming from ten other militia regiments – of which four still exist. The unit fought in ...

                                               

23rd Reserve Battalion, CEF

The 23rd Reserve Battalion, CEF was an infantry unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Formed as the 23rd Infantry Battalion on August 6, 1914, the battalion mobilized at Quebec City, and recruited in various cities ...

                                               

25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF

The 25th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. It was the first of three to be raised entirely in Nova Scotia during the war. The 25th served in Belgium and France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, ...

                                               

38th Battalion (Ottawa), CEF

The 38th Battalion, CEF was a unit of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force. It was mobilized in Ottawa and recruited in Ottawa, Brockville, Perth, Prescott and Alexandria. An initial draft of five officers and 251 other ranks was sent ...

                                               

70th Battalion, CEF

The 70th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The battalion was authorized on 15 August 1915 and recruited in the Ontario counties of Essex, Kent, Lambton and Middlesex. The 70th Battalion embarked for Br ...

                                               

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF

The 85th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 85th Battalion was authorized on 14 September 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 12 October 1916. Disembarking in France on 10 February 1917 ...

                                               

87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards), CEF

The 87th Battalion, CEF was a Household Foot Guards Infantry unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Montreal, Quebec, the unit was authorized on September 15, 1915, as an exclusively Canadian Grenadier Guard ...

                                               

116th Battalion (Ontario County), CEF

The 116th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War. The battalion was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Britain on 23 July 1916. From October to December 1916 it provided reinfor ...

                                               

117th (Eastern Townships) Battalion, CEF

The 117th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 through the eastern counties of Quebec. After sailing to England in August 191 ...

                                               

118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, CEF

The 118th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. In the early months of the war, Canadians rushed to enlist for various reasons - patriotism, adventure, and to oppose German hostility. Battalions ...

                                               

2nd Reserve Battalion (Central Ontario), CEF

The 120th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in that city and parts of Wentworth County. After sailing to England in August ...

                                               

122nd (Muskoka) Battalion, CEF

The 122nd Overseas Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Huntsville, Ontario & Bracebridge, Ontario the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in the Muskoka district. After sailing to Engl ...

                                               

124th Battalion (Governor Generals Body Guard), CEF

The 124th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in that city. After sailing to England in August 1916, the battalion was redesig ...

                                               

126th Battalion (Peel), CEF

The 126th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Peel County. After sailing to England in August 1916, the battalion was absor ...

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