Manufacturer: C. G. Haenel Waffen und Fahrradfabrik, Greater German Reich
Calibre: 7.92x35mm Kurz Carbine
Weight: 4.54kg with empty magazine
Rate of Fire: 600rpm
Magazine: 25 round box
Effective Range: 300m
The StG series of storm rifles traces its lineage back to the Second World War. In the later stages of the war rifleman teams were supplemented by elite ‘sturmgrenadier’ teams. A strumgrenadiers were made up of veteran soldiers. Three would be armed with MP40’s for close quarters fighting, two would be armed with Mauser bolt action rifles, one would have a scoped Mauser and one would have an MG42. The purpose of the team was to create a jack of all trades unit which could handle close quarters fighting in towns and cities as well as in the open field.
The storm rifle series, beginning with the StG44, streamlined the short range and long range weapons into a single weapon. The 7.92mm kurz rounds combined the automatic fire of the MP40 with the stopping power of the Mauser. The storm rifle could be equipped with a scope to allow for sniping. The automatic fire setting allowed a regular soldier to lay down supressing fire like an MG42.
This allowed the seven man teams to be reduced to just four men: three armed with storm rifles and one with an MG42. Submachine guns and bolt action rifles continued to see use in commando units as they continued to outperform the storm rifles in their area of expertise. The storm rifles were further augmented in 1970 with the introduction of a 30mm underslung grenade launcher.
Today the storm rifle sees most of its action in the American Union in room clearance operations against the ongoing Minutemen insurgency.From my Wolfenstein inspired New Order alternate history: carpathia2013.deviantart.com/a…