Country of Origin: Germany
- First Modern Day Assault Rifle
- Fully Automatic
Cost: 1200 Points (World at War) 950 Points (Mystery Box)
Today we present you with a very important firearm that was the start of many modern firearms. The German StG-44. The Sturmgewehr 44, was the first modern assault rifle, developed in Nazi Germany during World War 2. At first, known as the MKb 42. However Adolf Hitler halted its development after the Third Reich ordered more, newer submachine guns to be built. Renamed to the MP43 or machinepistole 43 in order for work on this new device to continue. Discovering this deception, the program was ceased until March 1943. However, during 1944, Hitler was given the chance to test fire the MP44, was ultimately impressed, and presented the new title of Sturmgewehr.
The StG is fully automatic, firing the new 7.92×33mm Kurz cartridge. Initially developed as a compromise between the 7.92mm mauser round, and the 9mm parabellum pistol rounds. It is found in both the mystery box for 950points, and the wall, first in the Asylum zone, for 1200points. It has a healthy supply of 210 total munitions, with 30 included per magazine. Unlike submachine guns, the StG has a longer controllable range, allowing for longer distance strategies. A more than worthy upgrade from the SMG's, rounds 10-20 are when it proves itself most effective.
Fire-rate, while not particularly low, is a minor set-back, therefore Double Tap will bring the StG to match the likes of the higher fire-rate SMG's.
When you gather 5000 points for the Pack-a-Punch upgrade, you will be given, the Spatz 447+. Damage increases and magazine capacity doubles to a grand total of 60 rounds. Rate of fire also increases by a favourable amount. Aside from general enhancements, there are no other features to note. Just a fine piece of German engineering, as you would expect.