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The first weapon to introduce the concept of intermediate rifle cartridge and assault rifle into small arms infantry fighting doctrines. The StG44 (abbreviation of Sturmgewehr 1944, "assault rifle 1944") is a German selective-fire rifle developed towards the late stage of World War II. The Wehrmacht divisions that entered the invaded regions of Soviet Union during Case Blue were pushed back by the Red Army by late 1942, more and more infantries in Soviet rifle companies were issued PPSh submachine guns, while the trained guard troops were issued semi-automatic SVT-38 rifles, whereas the majority of the Wehrmacht divisions still replied on the bolt action Kar98k. Facing the overwhelming level of automatic firepower difference, Nazi forces leadership urged development of new arms and warfare doctrines. Due to the political atmosphere at 1943, early StG44 models were released under the designations MP43 and MP44 (Maschinenpistole 1943, 1944 respectively), after recognising the weapon performance and the new fighting doctrine's success in Eastern front of 1944, the rifle received minor improvements and was redesignated under StG44.
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The StG44 (Sturmgewehr 44, or Assault Rifle 44) is a select-fire automatic rifle made by Nazi Germany. It is considered as one of the first assault rifles in history (a select-fire gun that uses intermediate rifle cartridges). It was developed towards the late stage of World War II. The Wehrmacht divisions that invaded the Soviet Union during were being pushed back by the Red Army by late 1942. Many Soviet rifle companies were issued PPSh-41 submachine guns, while the trained guard troops were issued semi-automatic SVT-38 rifles, whereas the majority of the Wehrmacht divisions still replied on the bolt action Kar98k. Facing the overwhelming level of automatic firepower difference, Nazi leadership urged development of new arms and infantry doctrines.
  
The StG44 was designed to chamber a new shorter cartridge, the Kurzpatrone 43 (Short Cartridge 1943), a 7.92mm calibre bullet derived from the 7.92×57mm full cartridge used by the Mauser rifles. A few selected units were chosen to test StG44 at first, the fully automatic firing weapon had more range than the MP40 SMGs chambered in 9mm Luger pistol cartridge, while being able to fulfil the automatic fire suppression role of a machine gun. By replacing the bolt action Mauser K98k rifles with StG44, the units were able to move quicker in the combat zone while being more lethal, the success of the rifle prompted further productions, StG44 were widely given to upper hierarchical units of Wehrmacht such as the Panzergrenadier (Mobile Infantry), the Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) and most importantly the Waffen-SS.
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Due to the political atmosphere at 1943, mostly attributed to Nazi Germany's leader Adolf Hitler, early StG44 models were released under the designations MP43 and MP44 (Maschinenpistole 1943 and 1944 respectively). Recognizing the weapon's performance and the new fighting doctrine's success in Eastern front of 1944, the rifle received minor improvements and was redesignated StG44. It was stated that Hitler himself renamed the MP44 to StG44 after being impressed by its performance, but this is disputed by some historians.
  
The rifle's automatic action is actuated by gas, which pushes back a long-stroke piston rod, fed by a 30-round curved magazine, StG44 can sustain 500 rounds per minute of automatic fire rate. StG44 itself is a relatively heavy rifle weighing around 5kg loaded, while firing the low powered cartridge and having a fairly low rate of fire, the rifle is relatively controllable when fired in full auto. StG44 also comes with selective fire function, which enables the more precision based semi-automatic firing similar to the conventional battle rifles all the soldiers (at the time) were familiar with.
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The StG44 was designed for a new cartridge, the 7.92x33mm Kurz (Pistolenpatrone 43), a shorter version of the the 7.92×57mm Mauser rifle cartridge. The fully automatic weapon had more range than the MP40 SMGs chambered for 9x19mm pistol cartridges, while being able to fulfill the fire suppression role of a machine gun. By replacing the bolt action Mauser Kar98k rifles with the StG44, units were able to function better in close and medium range combat. StG44 rifles were widely given to upper hierarchical units of Wehrmacht such as the Panzergrenadier (Mobile Infantry), the Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) and most importantly the Waffen-SS.
  
However the introduction of the new generation of weapons and infantry fighting doctrines were to late to have an effect on the war itself, by 1944 it was clear the defeat of the Nazi regime was imminent. stockpiles of StG44 rifles recovered after the brutal war had inspired the world of the weapon's concept and fighting doctrine, such was made evident by Kalashnikov's AK rifle and later on Stoner's AR-15 rifle. Despite the defeat of the Nazi regime, a small batch of StG44 were produced post WWII, this batch of produced StG44 and surplus units from the war briefly served the East Germany army as the Iron Curtains of USSR had fallen onto Europe.
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The rifle's automatic action is actuated by gas, which pushes back a long-stroke piston rod. It has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds and is relatively heavy, weighing around 5kg loaded. It also has a fairly slow rate of fire of 500 rounds per minute. The combination of light cartridges and low ROF made the gun relatively controllable in full auto. It had a selector switch for fully automatic and semi-automatic modes.
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The introduction of the StG44 and new German infantry doctrines were too late to have an effect on the war itself, as by 1944 it was clear the defeat of the Nazi regime was imminent. Stockpiles of StG44 rifles recovered after the war had inspired the world of the weapon's concept and fighting doctrines, such was made evident by Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK rifle and later on Eugene Stoner's AR-15 rifle. A small batch of StG44s were produced post WWII, and together with surplus guns they briefly served the East Germany army as the Iron Curtains of USSR had fallen onto Europe.
  
 
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*Her grenade launcher skill was based from real-life Portable Grenade Launcher called "Schiessbecher" or Gewehrgranatengerät which stands for Rifle Grenade Device, which also equipped on K98k Rifle. The Schiessbecher itself uses 30mm HEAT grenade projectile. There's also a Japanese copy of Schiessbecher, the Type 2 that used in Type 99 and Type 38 Arisaka Rifle although the barrel was shorter.<ref>[[wikipedia:Schiessbecher|Wikipedia entry on Schiessbecher]]</ref>
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*StG44's grenade launcher skill in-game is based on the grenade launcher attachment called "Schiessbecher" or Gewehrgranatengerät (shooting cup/rifle grenade device), which used various 30mm grenade rounds. It was able to be equipped on the Kar98K, StG 44, G98/40, and FG 42. There's also a Japanese copy of Schiessbecher, the Type 2 that used in Type 99 and Type 38 Arisaka Rifle although the barrel was shorter.<ref>[[wikipedia:Schiessbecher|Wikipedia entry on Schiessbecher]]</ref>
*The Krummlauf, or curved barrel attachment for StG44, was released during the war. Krummlauf has a sighting device to safely aiming behind the cover. Despite there's many version of the curved barrel angle had been implemented, only the 30° and 45° which entered the service. However, their durability is unreliable; 300 rounds for 30° barrel, and 160 rounds for 45° barrel. In addition, the bent barrel will make the bullet shatter and exit from the curved barrel with spreading fragment, causing shotgun effect and thus worsen the accuracy. Krummlauf was released for Infantry Version(I) and (F) for tank use in order to face off assailant approaching their tank. Krummlauf itself became a mastermind of Corner-shot.<ref>[[wikipedia:Krummlauf|Wikipedia entry on Krummlauf]]</ref>
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*The Krummlauf was an optional attachment for the StG44, featuring a 30° or 45° curved barrel and appropriate sights for firing behind cover. However their durability is unreliable; 300 rounds for 30° barrel, and 160 rounds for 45° barrel. In addition, the device made bullets shatter and fragment while exiting the barrel, worsening its accuracy. The Krummlauf had an Infantry Version(I) and (F) for tank use in close range fighting. It is a main influence for the modern era Corner-shot.<ref>[[wikipedia:Krummlauf|Wikipedia entry on Krummlauf]]</ref>
 
*The Syrian Rebels modified the StG44 by using the connected wired joystick to control the gun, and also modified scope with CMOS camera with support of video output component that mounted behind the scope.<ref>[https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/09/30/mind-blown-remote-control-sturmgewehr-44-syria/ The article of Remote Controlled STG-44 in Syria]</ref>
 
*The Syrian Rebels modified the StG44 by using the connected wired joystick to control the gun, and also modified scope with CMOS camera with support of video output component that mounted behind the scope.<ref>[https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/09/30/mind-blown-remote-control-sturmgewehr-44-syria/ The article of Remote Controlled STG-44 in Syria]</ref>
 
**It should be noticed that Syrian Rebels captured the weapon load out containing 5000 unit of StG44. The source of weapon itself is still unclear, but the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia is the possible source as they sold their stock of StG44 to their friendly regime, mainly to communist-backed African Region and Middle-East in Cold War era. It should be noted the Soviet speed up their aid to Syria during Suez Crisis in 1956.<ref>[http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/06/alleged-stockpile-of-5000-stg-44s-in-syria/ Syrian 5000 StG44 stockpile article]</ref>
 
**It should be noticed that Syrian Rebels captured the weapon load out containing 5000 unit of StG44. The source of weapon itself is still unclear, but the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia is the possible source as they sold their stock of StG44 to their friendly regime, mainly to communist-backed African Region and Middle-East in Cold War era. It should be noted the Soviet speed up their aid to Syria during Suez Crisis in 1956.<ref>[http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/06/alleged-stockpile-of-5000-stg-44s-in-syria/ Syrian 5000 StG44 stockpile article]</ref>

Revision as of 05:19, 8 February 2020

StG44 Strategy Story Quotes
StG4461
Gun Information
Full name SturmGewehr 1944 (Assault Rifle/Gun 1944)
Country of origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer C. G. Haenel Waffen und Fahrradfabrik, CITEFA (post war), Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Game Information
Faction Griffin & Kryuger
Manufactured /
Revised by
I.O.P.
Voice actor Kayano Ai
Artist 八才
Released on CN, TW, KR, EN, JP
Chibi Animation
Variant:

Click the marked area to switch between animations

How to obtain

NORMALHEAVY Timer 3:00:00. See T-Doll Production for details.

DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 2-4 onward.

REWARD Obtained as a career quest reward for clearing 2-5. This AR StG44Thumb button.pngStG44  will be Lv.20 and at 2x Dummy Links.

Exclusive Equipment

Stats / Data

Stats

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
64(x1)127(x1) / 635(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
19 53
Evasion
 Evasion
5 36
Accuracy
 Accuracy
6 46
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
41 61
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
10
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
20%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png

Affects submachine guns
Increases accuracy by 60%
Increases evasion by 20%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
64(x1)129(x1) / 645(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
19 57
Evasion
 Evasion
5 37
Accuracy
 Accuracy
6 49
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
41 65
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
10
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
20%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png

Affects submachine guns and assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 60%
Increases evasion by 20%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
64(x1)129(x1) / 645(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
19 58
Evasion
 Evasion
5 37
Accuracy
 Accuracy
6 49
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
41 66
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
10
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
20%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png

Affects submachine guns and assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 60%
Increases evasion by 20%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
64(x1)130(x1) / 650(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
19 58
Evasion
 Evasion
5 38
Accuracy
 Accuracy
6 50
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
41 66
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
10
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
20%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png

Affects submachine guns and assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 60%
Increases evasion by 20%

Weapon Background

The StG44 (Sturmgewehr 44, or Assault Rifle 44) is a select-fire automatic rifle made by Nazi Germany. It is considered as one of the first assault rifles in history (a select-fire gun that uses intermediate rifle cartridges). It was developed towards the late stage of World War II. The Wehrmacht divisions that invaded the Soviet Union during were being pushed back by the Red Army by late 1942. Many Soviet rifle companies were issued PPSh-41 submachine guns, while the trained guard troops were issued semi-automatic SVT-38 rifles, whereas the majority of the Wehrmacht divisions still replied on the bolt action Kar98k. Facing the overwhelming level of automatic firepower difference, Nazi leadership urged development of new arms and infantry doctrines.

Due to the political atmosphere at 1943, mostly attributed to Nazi Germany's leader Adolf Hitler, early StG44 models were released under the designations MP43 and MP44 (Maschinenpistole 1943 and 1944 respectively). Recognizing the weapon's performance and the new fighting doctrine's success in Eastern front of 1944, the rifle received minor improvements and was redesignated StG44. It was stated that Hitler himself renamed the MP44 to StG44 after being impressed by its performance, but this is disputed by some historians.

The StG44 was designed for a new cartridge, the 7.92x33mm Kurz (Pistolenpatrone 43), a shorter version of the the 7.92×57mm Mauser rifle cartridge. The fully automatic weapon had more range than the MP40 SMGs chambered for 9x19mm pistol cartridges, while being able to fulfill the fire suppression role of a machine gun. By replacing the bolt action Mauser Kar98k rifles with the StG44, units were able to function better in close and medium range combat. StG44 rifles were widely given to upper hierarchical units of Wehrmacht such as the Panzergrenadier (Mobile Infantry), the Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) and most importantly the Waffen-SS.

The rifle's automatic action is actuated by gas, which pushes back a long-stroke piston rod. It has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds and is relatively heavy, weighing around 5kg loaded. It also has a fairly slow rate of fire of 500 rounds per minute. The combination of light cartridges and low ROF made the gun relatively controllable in full auto. It had a selector switch for fully automatic and semi-automatic modes.

The introduction of the StG44 and new German infantry doctrines were too late to have an effect on the war itself, as by 1944 it was clear the defeat of the Nazi regime was imminent. Stockpiles of StG44 rifles recovered after the war had inspired the world of the weapon's concept and fighting doctrines, such was made evident by Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK rifle and later on Eugene Stoner's AR-15 rifle. A small batch of StG44s were produced post WWII, and together with surplus guns they briefly served the East Germany army as the Iron Curtains of USSR had fallen onto Europe.

Design

Her outfit suggests a strong pride in her country of origin, but her reason for wearing it is almost entirely cosmetic—she likes how it looks, and her quotes indicate she works hard to maintain her flashy uniform and gear so as to always present a professional angle to her fellow T-Dolls.

The doll is dress in a similar manner to a general of the German Luftwaffe of World War II, the air force branch of the German military. Her rank as a general is indicated by the golden color of her insignia, aiguillette, buttons and the braided chinstrap on her peaked cap.[1] Her affiliation to the Luftwaffe can be seen in the dark-blue colors of the whole uniform and her coat, which is inspired by a generals Luftwaffe overcoat with its distinctive openly worn white lapels.[2] It is also distinctive for peaked caps of the Luftwaffe to have comparable winged insignia like her.[3] Optical similarities as a whole could also be drawn to the Allgemeine-SS or the Kriegsmarine, but altogether are much more unlikely when the details are compared.

Her insignia with a winged parachute makes it possible to assume she is a Fallschirmjäger. Several nations use this combination of symbols to distinct their airborne troops. Historically, the German Fallschirmjäger were not solely dropped by plane, but were also used as a kind of elite infantry. Their usage of the StG44 is also well documented, but not typical to see on photos.[4]

Interestingly, her uniform completely lacks any Nazi iconography, replacing it with German flag designs and GK symbols, likely the submitted artwork design of artist 八才 had undergone censorship.

Gallery

Main artwork

Gallery consisting of artworks used primarily in-game.

Trivia

  • StG44's grenade launcher skill in-game is based on the grenade launcher attachment called "Schiessbecher" or Gewehrgranatengerät (shooting cup/rifle grenade device), which used various 30mm grenade rounds. It was able to be equipped on the Kar98K, StG 44, G98/40, and FG 42. There's also a Japanese copy of Schiessbecher, the Type 2 that used in Type 99 and Type 38 Arisaka Rifle although the barrel was shorter.[5]
  • The Krummlauf was an optional attachment for the StG44, featuring a 30° or 45° curved barrel and appropriate sights for firing behind cover. However their durability is unreliable; 300 rounds for 30° barrel, and 160 rounds for 45° barrel. In addition, the device made bullets shatter and fragment while exiting the barrel, worsening its accuracy. The Krummlauf had an Infantry Version(I) and (F) for tank use in close range fighting. It is a main influence for the modern era Corner-shot.[6]
  • The Syrian Rebels modified the StG44 by using the connected wired joystick to control the gun, and also modified scope with CMOS camera with support of video output component that mounted behind the scope.[7]
    • It should be noticed that Syrian Rebels captured the weapon load out containing 5000 unit of StG44. The source of weapon itself is still unclear, but the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia is the possible source as they sold their stock of StG44 to their friendly regime, mainly to communist-backed African Region and Middle-East in Cold War era. It should be noted the Soviet speed up their aid to Syria during Suez Crisis in 1956.[8]
  • Many people cite that AK-47 was heavily influenced by StG44 which is true when looking at the Long stroke piston system both of the gun uses, the concept of the Intermediate cartridge and the fact the Hugo Schmeisser worked at soviet weapons factory after WWII.
    • Unknown to a lot of people. AR-15/M16 was also influenced by the StG44 (Similarities include : Spring loaded buttstock, The location of the Thumb safety and the Magazine release). [9]

References