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Civilization V

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Civilization V
Civ5 box art hq.jpg
PC Boxart
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Developer: Firaxis
Publisher: 2K Games
Series: Civilization
Platforms: PC
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy

The following weapons appear in the video game Civilization V:

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

The Gods & Kings expansion adds the Marine unit as an alternative to Infantry, armed with M1A1 Thompsons.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An American Marine unit poses with their Thompsons just after landing.



The Gods & Kings expansion adds the Great War Infantry unit as an intermediate step between the Rifleman and Infantry units, armed with Lee-Enfields.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III - .303 British
An English Great War Infantry unit holds their Lee-Enfields.

M1 Carbine

The Brave New World expansion added the Pracinha unit as a replacement for the Infantry unit for the Brazilian civilization, armed with M1 Carbines.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine
A Brazilian Pracinha unit with M1 Carbines.

M1 Garand

The Infantry unit uses M1 Garands.

M1 Garand with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
An American Infantry unit holds their M1 Garands.


The Paratrooper unit uses what appears to be M21s.

M21 SWS - 7.62x51mm NATO
An American Paratrooper unit holds their M21s.

Matchlock Musket

The Musketman, Musketeer, and Tercio units are armed with European-style matchlock muskets while the Janissary unit wields Oriental matchlocks.

European Matchlock musket

Machine Guns

Browning M2

The M45 Quadmont on an M20 trailer appears as the Anti-Aircraft Gun unit. As in real life, it is equipped with M2 Brownings.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Browning M2HBs in M45 Quadmount mounted on M55 Trailer Mount - .50 BMG
An American Anti-Aircraft Gun unit.

Browning M1917

The Gods & Kings expansion adds the Machine Gun unit as the then final ranged ground unit (the Brave New World expansion adds the ability to upgrade it to the Bazooka unit), armed with Browning M1917 machine guns.

Browning M1917A1 - .30-06‎
An English Machine Gun unit holds their Browning machine guns.

Gatling Gun

The Gods & Kings expansion adds the Gatling Gun unit as a ranged ground unit.

British M1865 Gatling Gun at the Royal Artillery Museum with hopper feed - .58 Rimfire / .50-70
An American Gatling Gun unit waits.

Maxim lMG 08/15

The "Fighter" which is a German Fokker Dr. I triplane, has a pair of Maxim MG08/15 as its main armament.

luftgekühltes MG 08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Parabellum MG 14

Parabellum MG 14s are seen mounted on the "Great War Bomber" which is modeled after the German Gotha G.V heavy bomber.

Parabellum MG 14 - 7.92x57mm Mauser



The Brave New World expansion adds the Bazooka unit as the final ranged ground unit, armed with Panzerschrecks. Despite its real use as an anti-vehicle weapon, the Bazooka unit has no anti-armor bonuses and is primarily intended as an anti-infantry unit.

RPzB 54/1 "Panzerschreck" rocket launcher - 88mm
An German Bazooka unit holds their Panzerschrecks.


7.5 cm Pak 40

The 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT gun appears as the Anti-Tank Gun unit.

12-pounder Gribeauval

The in-game "Cannon" unit consists of three 12-pounder Gribeauval cannons.

Canon de 12 Gribeauval

M101 Howitzer

The M101 Howitzer appears as the Artillery unit.

M101 Howitzer - 105x372mm
An American Artillery unit.

Naval Cannon

Various Renaissance Era ship units are armed with naval cannons.

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