The Sturmgewehr 44 or Stg 44 was a German automatic rifle and the first assault rifle. It was designed in 1942 and produced between September 1943 and May 1945. This flat stamped piece of metal, with a wooden butt, had a rate of fire of 500 rounds/min, muzzle velocity of 685 m/s and the magazine held 30 7.92×33mm Kurz rounds. The Stg 44 was a better designed version of the MP-43 and was called the MP-44. Hitler ordered that the gun be scrapped and that they design something else, because he thought the stamped metal design was "ugly." However, his generals took their fates into their own hands and continued producing the MP-44 in secret. When Hitler found out, he was furious and was only quelled when he heard the stunning success the weapon had displayed in the field and decided to rename it the Sturmgewehr, or storm rifle, in an attempt to take some credit for it. This is where it got the designation Stg-44. Later, between 1944 and 1947, a new weapon was developed from the Stg 44. It was not a German creation, but a Soviet one. It was the AK-47 and it is known as the best weapon from that time! The Stg 44 had some remarkable features. It had a wrinkled look, had a long curved magazine, was more than 80% from steel, and got a target sight on the end of the barrel.
In FHSW, many accessories are available for the weapon. A silencer and also a Zielgerät 1229, or ZG 1229, night vision sight, also known by its codename as the Vampir.
Stg 44 sniperEdit
TheThe Stg 44 is also equiped with a Zielfernrohr 4 telescopic sight. This sight make the Stg 44 an excellent sniper weapon. However, for this role you can only shoot in short bursts. Because in automatic, the accuracy deteriorated. The weapon is less found. You can find it as pick-up kit on some maps. In the kit belongs a knife, the Stg 44 and a binocular.