Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44)
- Year Built: 1944-1945
- Calibre: 7.92x33 mm
- Load: 30 rounds / Magazine fed
- Action: Semi / Fully-Automatic, Gas operated, Air Cooled
- Rate of Fire: 500-600rpm
- Weight: 5,2 kg
The Sturmgewher 44 was the world’s first true assault rifle and was introduced by the German army late in WWII. It was the direct inspiration for the Russian AK47, the most prolific gun in the world. If the war had continued another year, the SG44 would have replaced every other rifle and submachine gun in the Wehrmacht. The assault rifle proved an invaluable weapon, especially on the Eastern front, where it was first deployed.
U.S Air Forec Tech. Sgt Sam Pastor firing an Mk48 near FOB Mehtar Lam
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From: The UK National Archives
A medic of the 17th ABN trying to save the life of a private during Operation Varsity, Wessel Germany, on the 24th of March 1945.
A British Hawker Hurricane being loaded with ammunition.
Immediately after an American soldier had been shot during a house to house fight, his comrades went down to the street to capture the German snipers that had shot him. Leipzig, Germany, 18 April 1945.