Military Production of Major Powers

 

Machine Guns
  1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Total
France n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 312,000
Italy - 300 n.a. n.a. 14,400 31,030
Russia 833 4,251 11,072 11,320 - 26,634
U.K. 274 6,064 33,200 79,438 120,864 239,840
U.S.A. - - - - 226,557 226,557
Germany 1,000 6,100 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Austria-Hungary 1,200 3,700 6,300 15,500 12,200 38,900
             
Total Entente n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 836,061
Total Central Powers n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

 

Aircraft
  1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Total
France 541 4,489 7,549 14,915 24,652 52,146
Italy - 382 1,255 3,861 6,488 11,986
Russia 170 722 1,384 - - 2,276
U.K. n.a. 1,680 5,716 14,382 32,536 54,314
U.S.A. - - - - 4,089 4,089
Germany 694 2,950 7,112 13,997 20,971 45,704
Austria-Hungary 64 281 732 1,272 1,989 4,338
             
Total Entente 711 7273 15,904 33,158 67,765 124,811
Total Central Powers 758 3,231 7,844 15,269 22,960 50,042

 

Tanks
  1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Total
France - - - n.a. n.a. 5,300
Italy - - - - 6 6
Russia - - - - - -
U.K. - - 150 1,277 1,391 2,818
U.S.A. - - - - 64  
Germany - - - - - 20
Austria-Hungary - - - - - -
             
Total Entente - - 150 1,277 1,461 8,124
Total Central Powers - - - - - 20

 

Artillery
  1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Total
France n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 24,022
Italy n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 11,789
Russia 355 2,065 8,284 4,302 - 15,006
U.K. 91 3,226 4,551 6,483 10,680 25,031
U.S.A. - - - - 1,826 1,826
Germany n.a. 3,500 n.a. 12,000 n.a. n.a.
Austria-Hungary 219 1,463 3,650 4,191 2,038 11,561
             
Total Entente n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 77,674
Total Central Powers n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

 

Notes:

Source: John Ellis & Michael Cox, The World War I Databook.