Wartime Weapon History!!!

Kier Cowand

M1903 Springfield,

Importance: The M1903 Springfield, formally the United States Rifle, Caliber .30-06, Model 1903, is an American clip-loaded, 5-shot, bolt-action service rifle used primarily during the first half of the 20th century.
First to use them: USA
What sides used them: Only used by Americans
Did they have any significance to any battles: They had significance to just about every battle they were used in due to the fact that they were a standard issue rifle used in the war. It was also used in wars afterwards.
Protection: The easiest way to avoid fire from these rifles was to take cover in trenches ,so that when fired you were not in line of site.

Stokes Mortar

Importance:The mortar was in no sense a new weapon, although it had fallen out of general usage since the Napoleonic era. In fact, while the British and French worked on developing new mortars, they resorted to issuing century-old mortars for use in action.
First to use them: Britain and France
What sides used them: Britain, France, and the United States
Did they have any significance to any battles: Battle of Westerplatte in 1939. The Second Battle of Las Cruces.
Protection: The mortars could only target a specific area and usually were not very accurate. Some ways to defend yourself were to take cover in trenches or to keep moving.

Elephant Gun

Importantance: An elephant gun is a large caliber gun, rifled or otherwise, so named because they were originally developed for use by big-game hunters for elephants and other large dangerous game. They used black powder cartridges at first but later started using smokeless powder. They were sometimes used in wars.
First to use them: Germany
What sides used them: Britain and Germany
Did they have any significance to any battles: None known
Protection: There wasn’t any