There were three main weapons used by child soldiers in the sierra Leone civil war, the G3, AK47, and RPG all very powerful guns. Most of the people handling these guns were children.
The G3 a selective-fire automatic weapon, you can put it on safety, have it on single fire mode, or on automatic mode. It was designed by a German company Heckler and Koch. There are different types of models such as the G3A3, G3A4 etc. The firearm is equipped with iron sights and can hold a 50-round drum magazine.
The AK47 was the most common weapon used in the Sierra Leone war. They were easily obtained and smuggled from other countries. It was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It original use was to protect Russia from Germany in World War II. The AK-47 is best described as a hybrid of previous rifle technology innovations. The AK-47 was designed to be a simple, reliable automatic rifle that could be manufactured quickly and cheaply, using mass production methods that were state of the art in the Soviet Union during the late 1940s. Can be put into safety, full auto, or semi auto. Also can be equipped with a bayonet.
A rocket-propelled grenade (often abbreviated RPG) is a shoulder-fired, anti-tank weapon system that fires rockets equipped with an explosive warhead. These warheads are affixed to a rocket motor and stabilized in flight with fins. Some types of RPG are reloadable, while others are single-use. RPGs, with some exceptions, are generally loaded from the muzzle. RPGs were used extensively during the Vietnam War and the South African border war. Sweden, United States, and Russia are main producers and designers of this weapon.