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Company of Heroes
CoH poster.jpg
Release Date: September 16, 2006
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: THQ
Series: Company of Heroes
Platforms: PC
Genre: Real-Time Strategy

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (2007)
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (2009)

Company of Heroes is a 2006 real-time strategy game that was developed by the Canadian studio Relic Entertainment and brought to market by publisher THQ. After THQ's insolvency, Sega took over the developer studio and trademark rights. The plot of the game is set during World War II and begins with the campaign of the Allied landings in Normandy, D-Day. By capturing and holding resource points, the player earns three resources: manpower, ammunition, and fuel. Almost every action in the game costs at least one of the three resources, for example, the infantry skill "throw grenade" requires a certain amount of the resource ammunition. The same is true for recruiting units. The battlefield is divided into areas of roughly equal size.

Holding a resource point also gives you control over the associated area. The unit limit depends on the number of controlled areas. This means that you can't entrench yourself in your base and build an army, but you also have to dare a raid to get resources and increase the unit limit. Experience points are awarded for destroying enemy units or constructing buildings. There are two different types of experience points. First, points are awarded to the player; these are converted into so-called command points. Command points unlock special attacks or additional units that can be added from outside the map. Secondly, experience points are awarded to the unit that performed the destruction. This allows these units to advance in rank, giving them better aiming accuracy or higher speed, for example. The amount of experience points depends on the combat value and price of the destroyed enemy unit. Destroying wrecks also give experience points depending on the value of the wreck.

In battle mode, there are two modes with different victory requirements. In the annihilation mode, all buildings of the enemy base must be destroyed. In Victory Marker Control mode, there are several control points placed on the battlefield that must be captured, and holding them reduces the enemy's score as long as he holds a smaller number of control points.

In September 2007, Relic Entertainment released the stand-alone add-on Opposing Fronts. This add-on, which runs without the main program, is a stand-alone game with two new armies, each with their own campaign for the British and Panzer Elite factions.

Tales of Valor is the second expansion for Company of Heroes. The stand-alone add-on expands the main game with three single-player campaigns, three multiplayer modes, and units and maps for both multiplayer and single-player modes. In addition, the new "Direct Fire" feature allows for more direct tactical control of units, which is only available in the single-player mode and the multiplayer mode "Operation Panzerkrieg".

Note: Even though this is a real-time strategy game, guns can be seen during gameplay and in several cutscenes.

The following weapons appear in the video game Company of Heroes:


Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 can be seen holstered amongst several U.S. troopers, although they don't actually use them in-game.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
An M1911A1 in a British Captain's holster.
A British Firefly tank commander has also a holstered Colt.

Luger P08

German artillery crewmen and officers carry Luger P08s as self-defense weapons against infantry. Strangely, the Luger does almost accurate one-shot kills, no matter if the enemy is equipped with some automatic weapon.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German artillery crew member of a PaK 38 with a Luger P08.
A Leutnant holding the Luger P08.

Webley Mk. IV

The Webley Mk. IV is the sidearm for the British Captain.

Webley Mark VI - .455 Webley
A Captain next to the Headquarters Command Truck holds his Webley.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

The M1A1 Thompson is used by a few soldiers in cutscenes, mainly Captain John MacKay and Sgt. Conti. The Thompson is an upgrade for American Ranger squads, which makes them able to mow down any enemy infantry unit at very close ranges, but useless at longer ranges. It also appears in the tutorial in the hands of the starting rifle squad (this is the only time a rifleman is seen carrying a Thompson).

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
Captain John MacKay with an M1A1 Thompson.
Sgt. Conti fires his M1A1 Thompson at German machine gun crews inside a bunker.
Three Rangers with M1A1 Thompsons.

M3 "Grease Gun"

The American engineers in the game use M3 "Grease Guns" as their primary weapon. Despite having a high fire rate, the M3 "Grease Gun" is ineffective in most situations due to the submachine gun's short range, low damage, and low accuracy.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
A group of engineers with M3 "Grease Guns."


German Pioneer squads, Volksgrenadier squads (as an upgrade) and the assistant in MG teams use MP40s. Unlike most World War II movies and video games, the MP40 is accurately shown held correctly with the folding stock extended since holding it by the magazine is known to cause magazine damage or round misfeeds.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm
Two Pioniere standing with their MP40s.
Another German soldier defends a machine gunner with his MP40.

Sten Mk. II

The Sten Mk II is the main weapon for the British Lieutenant ("Leftenant" in the British-English language), while the airborne commandos (Parachute Regiment troops, denoted by their maroon beret) use the suppressed Sten Mk IIS.

Sten Mark II - 9x19mm
A British Lieutenant with a Sten Mk. II.
Sten Mk IIS - 9x19mm
A squad of commandos firing their suppressed Sten Mk. IIs.
A main menu background with a British commando holding his suppressed Sten Mk. II.


Boys Mk. I

Several British riflemen in the Tales of Valor expansion pack carry Boys anti-tank rifles, even though by 1944, the PIAT anti-tank launcher mentioned below, as well as the M1 Bazooka series, have completely replaced them in the anti-tank role.

Boys Mark I - .55 Boys (13.9x99B)
A British rifleman aims his Boys anti-tank rifle while his partner shows off his ability to chop off his left hand with his Lee Enfield rifle. Note that firing it in the standing position instead of the more ideal prone position with the bipod extended out would be highly impractical to do due to the massive weight and recoil of the rifle.

FG 42

Fallschirmjäger paratroopers can be upgraded with FG 42s, which helps them improve their firepower against enemy infantry. The versions used are non-scoped late-war versions.

FG 42/II - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Fallschirmjäger paratrooper with an FG 42.
Another Fallschirmjäger firing his "FG42 Assault Rifle".

Gewehr 43

The German snipers in the game use scoped Gewehr 43s. In the Opposing Fronts expansion, the Gewehr 43 is available as an upgrade to the arsenal of the Panzer Elite grenadiers.

Gewehr 43 with ZF 4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sniper with his scoped Gewehr 43.
A Panzergrenadier fires his G43.

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is used by most German combat infantry. Kar98k users can defeat the M1 Garand riflemen at the range, despite its low rate of fire and a smaller amount of rounds in its stripper clip. However, at a closer range, the M1 is superior.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Volksgrenadiers attack an American-occupied building with Kar98ks.
Another Volksgrenadier squad fire their Karabiners.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I

Many of the British soldiers begin with the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I. Once the player gets enough munitions, one rifleman in the section can be upgraded to have a scoped Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T), or the entire section can be given access to rifle grenades.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I - .303 British
A British rifleman with a Lee Enfield.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I (T) - .303 British
A British marksman holds a scoped Lee Enfield.

M1 Garand

Many of the riflemen in the riflemen squads in the game use M1 Garands. Note that Riflemen will fire faster at a shorter range, allowing them to outgun squads equipped primarily with bolt-action rifles.

M1 Garand - .30-06
A U.S. rifleman stays in cover with his M1 Garand ready during the assault on Montebourg.
Two riflemen respond to an ambush with their M1 Garands.
A riflemen squad guarding their HQ with M1 Garands.

M1A1 Carbine

The M1A1 Carbine appears as the standard issue for American Rifle squad leaders (denoted by their radios) and airborne troopers as well as artillery gun crews. Though M1A1 Carbines were commonly issued to U.S. paratroopers, gun crews and squad leaders would carry a regular M1 Carbine in real life.

M1A1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
During the Vierville airdrop, a paratrooper armed with an M1A1 Carbine rallies with other paratroopers.
A group of U.S. paratroopers with M1A1 Carbines.

M1903A4 Springfield

U.S. Army snipers in-game use M1903A4 Springfields.

M1903A4 Springfield with Model 330 Weaver scope - .30-06
The "boogie man" with his "1903 Rifle".

Sturmgewehr 44

German stormtroopers and elite combat units are seen with Sturmgewehr 44s, often obtained via upgrades. Additionally, a few German soldiers during the D-Day missions carry these rifles, which is anachronistic. The Sturmgewehr 44s weren't issued to the Wehrmacht until around June 13.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Two German soldiers firing their 44s during a cutscene.
A large group of Knight's Cross Holders with Sturmgewehr 44s. Although the Knight's Cross is an actual prestigious award in the Wehrmacht (second to the Grand Cross), no such unit exists as officers (judging by the uniforms worn) would typically not see frontline combat. However, this unit could be meant to represent the most elite of German infantry (much like the U.S. Army Rangers and British commandos for their respective factions).

Machine Guns

Bren Mk. II

Bren carriers and infantry sections can carry Bren light machine guns. The Bren light machine gun is available as an upgrade to the armament of British Infantry and elite combat troops. Squads with Bren LMGs are able to pin enemy vehicles by laying suppressive fire on their scopes, making them unable to move or fight for a few seconds, enough to pull infantry out or get AT in place.

Bren Mark II - .303 caliber
A soldier of the British Infantry Section with an upgraded Bren.

Browning M1917A1

Despite being rarely issued to the U.S. Army during World War II, the Browning M1917A1 appears as the main weapon for American gun emplacements and machine gun crews. The M1917A1 used by gun crews can also fire armor-piercing rounds, making the weapon an excellent counter for early German armored vehicles, such as the Puma or Halftacks.

Browning M1917A1 - .30-06
A gunner fires his Browning M1917A1 at advancing German Panzer divisions.
A machine gun emplacement with a Browning M1917A1.

Browning M1918A2

In the game, the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle appears as an upgrade to the riflemen squad's loadout. The upgrade replaces some of the riflemen's standard-issued M1 Garands and M1A1 Carbines with Browning M1918A2s. The Browning M1918A2 in-game causes more damage than the standard semi-automatic rifles, but its range is cut in half, making it only useful at short range. BAR-equipped riflemen are also able to lay down suppressive fire, weakening and eventually completely pinning enemy infantry.

Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2 - .30-06
A U.S. rifleman looks around while armed with his "M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)".


The MG42 is used in many of the bunkers in the D-Day campaign. It is also the primary weapon for German machine gun crews and can add to grenadier squads as an upgrade. In the beginning cutscene of the D-Day mission, we see MG42s firing and mowing down troops in the same angle as the German gunners in Saving Private Ryan.

Maschinengewehr 42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German gunner fires his MG42 at American troops.
A bunker on Omaha Beach with 2 German gunners manning MG42s. This bunker resembles the VF Schnabelstand which was actually used for observation.
A machine gunner carrying his MG42 with a tripod. Lugging it this way would be surely heavy and impractical to do, especially since the tripod can be detached from the gun, reducing the amount of load and strain carrying the roughly 25 LB machine gun in addition to the 11-12 LB tripod connected together. However, during the set-up process, the gun crew somehow have the tripod and MG42 detached already as the tripod is seen being planted first prior to mounting the MG42 on top of it.
MG42 with drum magazine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A member of a Panzergrenadier squad wields his "MG42 Light Machine Gun".
The same soldier holds up is MG for reloading.

Vickers Mk. I

The British machine gun emplacements, machine gun crews, the M7 Priest Self-Propelled Artillery (available via the Royal Artillery Support commander), and Bren Carriers (after an upgrade) in the game are armed with Vickers machine guns.

Vickers Mark I - .303 British
A British machine gun emplacement with a Vickers machine gun.
A Commando mans the "Vickers .303 Medium Machine Gun".


Flammenwerfer 42

The German pioneers can be upgraded with a Flammenwerfer 42, similar to their American counterparts.

The Flammenwerfer 35 flamethrower, similar to the Flammenwerfer 42.
A German pioneer fires his Flammenwerfer 42 at U.S. soldiers.
Firing the Flammenwerfer.

M2 Flamethrower

The M2 Flamethrower is available as an upgrade to the engineer's weaponry, which gives an engineer an M2 Flamethrower. Interestingly, the M2 Flamethrower in-game has no front grip, and the trigger is repositioned to the back grip.

M2 Flamethrower
An engineer with an "M2 Flamethrower".
The same engineer makes use of his "M2 flamethrower".


M1 Bazooka

U.S. Rangers squads are always seen with one or two Rangers with an M1 Bazooka (they can be picked up by other troops after the user is killed) and are inaccurately called "M9 Bazookas" in-game as the model in-game has an extra pistol grip and shoulder rest. The M1 Bazooka was replaced by the M1A1 Bazooka and the M9 and M9A1 Bazookas in 1944, making it inaccurate to be seen during the Normandy missions.

M1 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
A ranger with an M1 Bazooka.
The same Ranger loads a new 2.36 inch rocket.

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher with M9A1 Rifle Grenade

British Infantry Sections can be upgraded to have Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk Is mounted with an M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher to fire M9A1 Rifle Grenades. They can launch standard fragmentation grenades or specialized smoke barrages to obscure the enemy's vision and/or cover their advance/retreat. The upgrade icon includes a No. 36 Mk. I "Mills Bomb" with a gas check attached.

M7 rifle grenade launcher
M9A1 Rifle Grenade
A British rifleman sprints to combat with his rifle grenade-launching Lee-Enfield rifle.

M18 Recoilless Rifle

Airborne troopers can be upgraded with M18 Recoilless Rifles. The M18 Recoilless Rifle is anachronistic as the M18 was developed near the end of World War 2 and was not available in Europe until March 1945.

M18 Recoilless Rifle - 57mm
A U.S. airborne trooper with an "M18 57mm Recoilless Rifle".


The Panzerfaust is a weapon that stormtrooper and Volksgrenadier squads (Knight's Cross Holders can obtain this ability through patches) can obtain through abilities as well as some infantry in the Panzer Elite faction. It allows the squad to fire a quick weapon at a vehicle when Panzerschrecks are unavailable.

Panzerfaust 44mm with 149mm warhead
A Volksgrenadier readies a Panzerfaust...
...and fires it without looking if there is someone behind him.
Panzerfausts on the backs of the Flak 38 AA crewman.


Stormtrooper squads and grenadier squads can be upgraded with Panzerschrecks to combat enemy vehicles if need to be. Allied troops can scavenge them from dead Germans and supply depots.

Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 ("Panzerschreck") - 88mm
A German stormtrooper with a Panzerschreck. Judging by the uniform, the stormtrooper squads appear to be an in-game counterpart to the Waffen SS paramilitary divisions employed by Nazi Germany during WWII.


The PIAT anti-tank weapon can be given to the British Sappers (another word for combat engineer) as an upgrade and is the primary weapon for anti-tank Commandos and some British troops.

Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT) - 3.25 in
Two PIATs wielded by sappers.
Two British commandos reloading their PIAT launchers.

Grenades & Explosives

M18 Smoke Grenade

M18 smoke grenades are used by U.S. airborne troopers and several ground troops. The smoke grenades can be also modified to be fired by M2 Mortars, and vehicles, and be thrown by ground troops.

M18 smoke grenade
A bunch of paratroopers with M18 smoke grenades attached to their vests (circled in red).

Mk II Grenade

U.S. airborne troops, riflemen, and various Allied troopers use Mk 2 hand grenades, which can be thrown at a targeted location at the cost of munition points.

Mk 2 hand grenade
An "Mk2 Grenade" on the ground before exploding.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The standard stick grenade of the German army, the Model 24 Stielhandgranate, is unlocked through the purchase of base building upgrades and the selection of the Blitzkrieg Doctrine. It is also the anti-tank grenade for the Panzer Elite whose icon is a Panzerwurfmine.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The "Model 24 Stielgranate" in-game.

Geballte Ladung

The Wehrmacht's Stormtrooper squad has access to the Geballte Ladung cluster grenade.

Model 24 "Geballte Ladung" ("Bundled Charge")
The thrown "Bundled Grenade" in-game.

SD 2 Butterfly Bomb

When selecting the "Luftwaffe Tactics" with the Panzer Elite, the player has access to SD 2 butterfly bombs.

The "SD-2 Butterfly Bombs" in-game.

Tellermine 43

What appears to be the Tellermine 43, an improved version of the Tellermine 42, is the standard anti-tank mine for all factions in the game.

Tellermine 43

Mounted Weapons

20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404

Six Hispano cannons appear on the Spitfire Mk. IXe planes during the Operation Market Garden campaign in the Opposing Fronts expansion pack. This is inaccurate as the Mk. IXe model only had four of them in total.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20x110mm
A Spitfire Mk. XII makes several strafing runs against the Panzer Elite emplacements in the level "Wolfheze".

2 cm KwK 30

The Kampfwagenkanone 30 autocannon is the first armament of the 234 Puma armored cars of the Wehrmacht. The armored car of the Panzer Elite, which is an Sd.Kfz. 222, has also the KwK 30.

Kampfwagenkanone 30 mounted on an Sd.Kfz. 222 - 20x138mmB

3.7 cm FlaK 43

The Flakpanzer IV "Ostwind" anti-aircraft tank's main armament is a 3.7 cm FlaK 43 anti-aircraft gun.

Flugabwehrkanone (FlaK) 36/37 - 37x263mmB
The "37mm Gun" mounted in the Flakpanzer.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36

A 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 is mounted on the Light AT half-track which is an Sd.Kfz 250/10 armored half-track.

Panzerabwehrkanone (PaK) 35/36 - 37x249 mm R
The Light AT half-track with the mounted "37mm Anti Tank gun".

5 cm KwK 39

The Sd.Kfz. 234 Puma armoured car can be equipped with a 5 cm KwK 39 L/60.

Kampfwagenkanone 39 in a fixed anti-tank gun configuration - 50x420mmR
The "50mm Anti Tank Gun" mounted in the Puma.

7.5 cm Pak 40

The 7.5 cm Pak 40 is seen mounted on the Geschutzwagen (Marder I) and the Marder III tank destroyers.

Panzerabwehrkanone (PaK) 40 - 75x714mm R
The "Pak40 75mm cannon" mounted on a Geschutzwagen.
A Marder III with its mounted "Pak40 75mm Anti Tank gun".

14-Inch/45 Caliber Naval Gun

While not playable in-game, the USS Texas with its 14-Inch/45 Caliber Naval Guns is seen and mentioned several times during cutscenes of the mission "Cherbourg".

14-Inch/45 Caliber Naval Gun - 356mm

15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18

The Hummel self-propelled gun's main armament is a 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18. It is available in the "Scratched Earth Tactics" for the Panzer Elite.

Schwere Feldhaubitze 18 displayed at CFB Borden Military Museum, Ontario, Canada - 150mm
The Hummel with the "150mm howitzer.

15 cm TbtsK C/36 naval gun

A German bunker with three 15 cm TbtsK C/36 must be disabled in the single-player mission "Cherbourg".

15 cm TbtsK C/36 naval gun in a Regelbau M272 casemate at the Longues-sur-Mer battery, France.

28/32 cm Schweres Wurfgerät 40

The Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track of the Wehrmacht can be equipped with sixWurfrahmen 40 multiple rocket launchers. The Panzer Elite's Hotchkiss H-35 can also be equipped with four Wurfrahmen rocket launchers.

The Wurfrahmen mounted on the Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track "Stuka zu Fuß".
The Wurfrahmen being fired.

290 mm Petard Mortar

The Churchill AVRE tank has a mounted 290 mm Petard spigot demolition mortar.


Besa machine gun

Churchill Mk. IV, Cromwell and Tetrarch tanks carry hull-mounted and coaxial Besa machine guns.

Besa Mk. II - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Cromwell Command Tank stands by while armed with hull-mounted and coaxial Besa machine guns. For balance purposes, these machine guns are inactive and do not fire, although the standard Cromwell tanks' machine guns are active and can fire upon the infantry.

Browning M2HB

The M4A3 Sherman tanks and various other Allied armored vehicles have mounted Browning M2HBs. If you upgrade your M3 half-tracks, you will have to get half-tracks with four Browning M2s in quad mount.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Sherman with a mounted Browning M2HB.
A U.S. gunner fires a Browning M2HB mounted on a Sherman tank.

M2 Aircraft

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears mounted on the P-47, Spitfire, and various other Allied bombers and fighter planes in the game.

Browning M2 Aircraft - .50 BMG
An Allied bomber in a cutscene with turret-mounted aircraft versions of the Browning M2.
A Spitfire Mk. IXe makes several strafing runs against the Panzer Elite emplacements in the level "Wolfheze".

Quad Mount

M3 Transport Half-Tracks can be upgraded with Browning M2HB in Quad Mounts.

Browning M2HB's in M51 Quad Mounted System - .50 BMG
The "Quad .50 cal Maxson Mount" in-game.
A U.S. gunner mans 4 Browning M2s in quad mount.

Browning M1919A4

The jeeps and Shermans (M4A3 and Firefly variants) in the game are armed with Browning M1919A4s. Several other Allied armored cars and light tanks (i.e. M8 Greyhound, Stuart Light Tank, etc) also have one mounted in their hulls.

Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
A jeep gunner mans his Browning M1919A4. The inscription next to him reads "3A5UX5", which is leetspeak for "EASUXS". This was placed there by Relic Entertainment because EA has secured the rights for the Willys MB Jeep model for Medal of Honor: Airborne. Therefore, the in-game jeep is not faithfully designed.
Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
A hull-mounted Browning M1919A4 in a Sherman tank.


The MG34 can be seen mounted in the hull and coaxial positions of numerous German tanks, such as the Panzer IV and the Hetzer tank destroyer.

Maschinengewehr 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Panzer IV with a hull-mounted MG34.


The MG42 is also mounted on many of the German tanks, motorbikes (the ones on the motorbikes and tanks have drum magazines), machine gun emplacements, half-tracks, and buildings.

MG42 with drum magazine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A gunner mans an MG42 mounted on a BMW R75 motorbike.
A Typ 166 Schwimmwagen with a mounted MG42.
A German gunner mans an MG42 with a drum magazine mounted on a Tiger Ace (later replaced by a King Tiger in later patches). In reality, Panzer IVs, Panthers, Tiger tanks (I and II), and many other WWII German tanks with top-mounted MGs would typically mount MG34s on top of the tank instead of the MG42 as depicted here.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder

The main gun of the British Light Tank Mk. VII "Tetrarch" is an Ordnance QF 2-pounder.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder - 40x304mmR (1.57 in)

Reibel Mle. 31

In the Tales of Valor expansion pack, players can have the option to replace the Panzer IV Infantry Support Tank (IST) with the Hotchkiss light tank, a French cavalry tank adopted by Nazi Germany for use after the Battle of France that eventually lead to the development of The Marder I tank destroyer and the Geschützwagen 39H tank destroyers (both of which appear in Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor respectively).

Reibel Mle. 31 in right-feeding configuration - 7.5x54mm French
A heavily damaged Hotchkiss tank slowly creeps its way out of Trun in the level "Exodus".

Artillery & Emplacements

2 cm Flakvierling 38

The Flak 38 is used as the Panzer Lehr base defenses and in cut scenes. For the Wehrmacht, Flak 38 emplacements primarily appear in the single-player campaign while the Panzer Elite faction can unlock the ability to create them via the "Luftwaffe Tactics" commander option. They are also the main weapon for the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, which is again obtained via the previously mentioned commander option.

Flak 38 in anti-air configuration - 20x138mmB
A Flak 38 near some German guards.
A "Flakvierling 38 20mm AA" in-game being fired at British gliders.

40 mm Bofors

British sappers can deploy Bofors 40mm emplacements as part of the wide array of defensive structures they could employ. It's a powerful middle-of-the-road emplacement that's powerful enough to handle infantry units and light vehicles with ease, but too weak to penetrate enemy armor and too slow to reliably suppress and deal with a mass of infantry, especially anti-tank crews.

Bofors 40mm L/60 in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
British troopers man the Bofors 40mm emplacement while defending 3rd Battalion's frontline operations during the attack on Authie..
The "Bofors 40mm Cannon" in-game.

5 cm Pak 38

The 5 cm Pak 38 is the standard anti-tank gun of the Wehrmacht.

Panzerabwehrkanone (PaK) 38 - 50x419mm R
The "Pak 38 50mm Anti-tank Gun" in-game.

8.8 cm FlaK 36

The Flak 36 makes an appearance in the single-player campaigns used by German artillery crews. Can be built in multiplayer by the Wehrmacht defensive doctrine, where it is the most powerful anti-tank weapon on the field. Strangely dealing even more damage than the longer barreled version of the gun, found in the Pzkpfw VI Tiger II aka King Tiger.

Flugabwehrkanone (FlaK) 36 - 88x571mm R
A Flak 36 field gun in the background in a cutscene.

8 cm Granatwerfer 34

Granatwerfer 34 Mortar is the main mortar used by the Wehrmacht and is also mounted on the Panzer Elite's mortar half-track.

Granatwerfer (GrW) 34 - 81.4 mm (3.20 in)
The "Gr 34 81mm Mortar" in-game.
A Sd.Kfz 250/10 mortar half-track armed with a Granatwerfer 34 mortar.

15 cm Nebelwerfer 41

The 15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 can be produced by the Wehrmacht.

Nebelwerfer 41 - 158 mm (6.22 inch)
The "150mm Nebelwerfer Rocket Battery" in-game.

M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun

M1 Anti-Tank Gun - 57x441 mmR
The "M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun" in-game.

M2 Mortar

The M2 Mortars are used by U.S. mortar teams and British mortar teams. The one in-game can also fire smoke rounds, which helps conceal movement and cover the retreat for Allied troops.

M2 60mm Mortar
A U.S. mortar team waiting for orders from the player to fire the M2 Mortar.

M2A1 Howitzer

The M2A1 Howitzer is available when selecting the "Infantry Company".

M101A1 Howitzer - 105x372mm
The "M2 105mm Howitzer" in-game.

Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar

Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar Mark II - 3.20 in
The "3" Mortar" in-game.

Ordnance QF 17-pounder

The Ordnance QF 17-pounder can be built as an emplacement and is also mounted on the Sherman Fireflies.

Ordnance QF 17-pounder - 76.2x583mmR
The "17 Pounder AT Gun" in-game.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder

Ordnance QF 25-pounder howitzers can be deployed by British sappers.

Royal Ordnance QF 25 pounder gun - 87.6mm
The "25 Pounder Gun Howitzer" in-game.


Goliath mobile bomb

One of the features of Company of Heroes is the Goliath, a remote-controlled mobile bomb that can be signaled to detonate itself and is quite a useful tool in taking out enemy fortifications and units before they realize what it is. During World War 2, Germany built around 7,564 Goliaths, but few of them were used due to their lack of protection against anti-tank weapons as the armor only protects it from small arms fire, vulnerable command cables, high cost, slow speed, and quite weak ground clearance. However, it did inspire future post-WWII remote-controlled technologies. The fact that it explodes when destroyed, also makes it a good tool against large infantry formations as if the soldiers aren't able to score a lucky hit with bazookas or recoilless rifles, they are most likely not be able to destroy it before it is in range.

A Goliath bomb on a mission to destroy an enemy fortification.

V-1 flying bomb

A V-1 flying bomb is available with the Wehrmacht's "Terror Doctrine".

Fieseler Fi 103 aka Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1) on display in Musée de l'Armée
A "V1 Rocket" before hitting its targets.

V2 Rocket

In the mission "Sottevast", a German V2 factory must be destroyed.

Aggregat-4 (A4) aka Vergeltungswaffe 2 (V2) ballistic missile replica at Peenemünde Museum.

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