The Sturmgewehr 44, or STG-44 (Storm Rifle 1944 in English) is an automatic rifle used by the Wehrmacht from 1943.

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After field tests demonstrated the effectiveness of the STG 44, the German Army set out to replace both of their main service weapons with it (the Karabiner 98 Kurz and MP 40). It had a select fire, and could be fired fully automatic or semi automatic.

The STG 44 used the 7.92×33mm Kurtz cartridge, and took a 30 round detachable box magazine. It could fire between 550 and 600 rounds per minute

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