Sturmgewehr 44

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Sturmgewehr 44
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Type Assault Rifle
Faction Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Statistics
Damage 34
Damage Far 23
Rate of Fire 476 rpm
Near Range 38.5 m
Far Range 133 m
Upward Recoil 1.2°
Rightward Recoil -0.01°
Recoil Variance 0.11°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 30
Reload Time 3.2 s
Specifications
Class Restriction Infantry
Equipment Points Points 7.png
Maintenance Load 0:40s
Faction Cost 208,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 2,500 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Captured Cost 1,203,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 5,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required Infantry Assault Infantry Assault
Requirement Germany- 12th Grade
Ribbon Required: Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist
Requirement: United States (Tanker) - 11th Grade
Ribbon Required: Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist
Requirement: United States Soviet Union- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

The StG44 is a fantastic weapon, the range of a rifle, the firepower of an SMG, and damage in between. With enough of these we can conquer the world! 30 round magazine, great handling and stopping power, makes it a joy to use.

Gameplay

The Sturmgewehr has damage and range like an LMG but with stability close to a Thompson M1A1 or MP40 making it effective for different ranges. It has selective fire that can make it easier at longer ranges to hit targets when having it on single fire. While the M1/M2 Carbine has a higher fire rate, the StG has a superior damage output to make up for it. The base StG excels in medium range combat but can be modified for longer or shorter ranges or augment it's medium range performance. This makes is very versatile, but favors a shorter range unlike semi-automatic rifles like the Gewehr 43. This weapon will more than likely lose against specialized weaponry such as the M1/M2 Carbine and sub-machine guns when in capture points since they are always in-doors and in a fairly small area. It will definitely help get the player to the capture point more than other weapons should the player chooses to not spawn a vehicle or must walk to the capture points.

Modifications

Long Range
Part Modification
Ammunition Jägerpatrone Kurz
Trigger None
Barrel Stainless Steel Barrel
Internal None
Sight ZF-41
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build focuses at being a Long Range Support, modified for engaging distant targets and high damage.


Close Range
Part Modification
Ammunition Jägerpatrone Kurz
Trigger Field Trigger Job
Barrel None
Internal Lightened Spring
Sight None
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build focuses on high rate of fire and high damage.

Camouflage

Factory Carbon Black Splittermuster Beech Dark Walnut
Price (Credits) 183,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 142,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 10,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 75,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 1,100 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 850 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 60 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 450 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: Sturmgewehr 44
SP STG44.png Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist
Using the Sturmgewehr 44 rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Beech
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Jägerpatrone Kurz
Dark Walnut
Field Adjusted Sights
Lightened Spring
Autumn Oakleaf
Carbon Black
ZF-41 (Infantry) [1.9x zoom]

Weapon Required: Sturmgewehr 44
SP STG44.png Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist
Using the Sturmgewehr 44 rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Tank Crew Unlocks
Sturmgewehr 44
Jägerpatrone Kurz (Cap)

Weapon Required: Sturmgewehr 44
SP STG44.png Sturmgewehr 44 Specialist
Using the Sturmgewehr 44 rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
Sturmgewehr 44
Jägerpatrone Kurz (Cap)


History[edit | edit source]

The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44) was the first successful assault rifles ever created. The StG 44 was being developed in 1942 by Hugo Schmeisser. Hitler wasn't interested however, as the cartridge didn't "have enough power". Thus the first models of the StG 44 got rejected. Together with Heinrich Himmler and Erwin Rommel, Schmeisser made Hitler believe that he was actually developing a new machine gun, the MP 43. Hearing that it was another smg, Hitler got exited and was asked to sign a contract. Without knowing, Hitler had actually signed a contract so that development on the StG 44 could begin.

Many models went into production, the most prominent being the Maschinenkarabiner ("machine carabine") also known as MKb42, the Maschinenpistole ("machine pistol") or MP43 and later MP44. When Hitler later found out that it was a ruse to get these weapons produced, he was actually impressed by them and ordered to make more of them, him naming it the Sturmgewehr.

As an assault rifle it had select fire, a short cartridge (7.92x33 mm Kurz) and decent magazine capacity of 30 rounds. It had an effective range of 300 meters in automatic mode and 600 meters in semi-auto mode. It could fire up to 600 rounds per minute. Soldier could also attach a scope if they chose to do so. They'd have to remove the rear part of the iron-sight and install a rail on it. Experiments were also done with infra-red scopes, although not very successful.

After the war however, the StG 44, and variants, weren't produced anymore and they quickly turned into collector items . About 500 thousand were produced. Later, many nations took ideas of the weapons and producing their own variants. The AK-47 is not a copy, but it took inspiration from it (for example).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

There are 3 Variants of this Weapon produced in Real Life:

  1. MKb42(H) The Maschinenkarabiner, predecessor of the StG44
  2. MP43/1
  3. MP44

The StG44 in Real Life has a Fire Rate of 550-600 rounds per minute. More than the In-Game Counterpart.

In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back this weapon designated as A295 is seen being used by rebel soldiers in the defense of the Hoth Base.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]