Sten MkII

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Sten MkII29
Gun Information
Full name STEN
Country of origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, Birmingham Small Arms Company, ROF Fazakerley, ROF Maltby, ROF Theale, Berkshire, Lines Brothers Ltd, Long Branch Canada (plus numerous sub-contractors making individual parts), Various Underground Resistance Group Factories.
Game Information
Faction Griffin & Kryuger
Manufacturer I.O.P.
Voice actor Daimon Kami
Artist 真名
Released on CN (司登MkII), TW (司登MkII), KR (스텐 Mk.II), EN (STEN MkII), JP (ステンMK-II)
Chibi Animation
Variant:

Click the marked area to switch between animations

How to obtain[edit]

NORMALHEAVY Timer 1:40:00. See T-Doll Production for details.

DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 1-6 onward.

REWARD Rewarded to players after completing chapter 1-1 for the first time.

Exclusive Equipment[edit]

Stats / Data[edit]

Stats

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
93(x1)185(x1) / 925(x5) 25(x1) / 85(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
9 26
Evasion
 Evasion
9 75
Accuracy
 Accuracy
2 15
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
52 78
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
12
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
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 assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 10%
Increases evasion by 30%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
93(x1)193(x1) / 965(x5) 25(x1) / 85(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
9 29
Evasion
 Evasion
9 77
Accuracy
 Accuracy
2 16
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
52 86
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
12
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
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 assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 30%
Increases evasion by 40%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
93(x1)194(x1) / 970(x5) 25(x1) / 85(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
9 29
Evasion
 Evasion
9 78
Accuracy
 Accuracy
2 17
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
52 86
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
12
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
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 assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 30%
Increases evasion by 40%

Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
93(x1)195(x1) / 975(x5) 25(x1) / 85(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
9 29
Evasion
 Evasion
9 79
Accuracy
 Accuracy
2 17
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
52 86
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
12
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
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 assault rifles
Increases accuracy by 30%
Increases evasion by 40%

Weapon Background[edit]

The STEN sub-machine gun (Commonly referred to as a 'STEN gun') is a British WW2 era firearm, seeing service globally from its first baptism of fire in 1942 Western Europe, to the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and beyond even today seeing use in the civil wars in the middle east.[1]

Due to combat in France against the German army in 1940, the British both suffered great materiel losses at Dunkirk following the 2nd British Expeditionary Forces' (2BEF) and learned lessons in modern warfare at the hands of the German army following their catastrophic loss for the Battle of France, the British found they had a dire lack of Sub-Machine guns in the core Infantry section, with a very small amount of Thompsons being available to the British left a gap in the versatility of the standard Infantry Section in terms of firepower between the power of a Rifle and a Machine Gun. To fill this gap, the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield (RSAF) was commissioned to procure and produce an alternative to the SMG ThompsonThumb button.pngThompson  Sub-Machine gun (which couldn't be produced fast enough to meet demand especially following the U.S. Entry into the war). The two men credited with designing the weapon was both Major R. V. Shepherd who was the Inspector of Armaments in the Ministry of Supply at the Royal Arsenal and Mr. Harold Turpin who was a Draughtsman for the RSAF design department. From these two the weapon's name would be Derived, S from Shepherd, T from Turpin and EN from enfield. (A similar system can be seen with the MG BrenThumb button.pngBren  gun, where BR was taken from the name 'Brno' where the original Czech weapon [Zb vz. 26] was designed and EN from Enfield.)

The STEN gun first saw action in the Dieppe raid with Canadian Forces. Weeks prior to the raid, the first issuing of the STEN to the planned Dieppe Raiders occurred and during the weeks leading up to the raid, the Canadians spent the time fixing, filing, and adjusting their weapons' to fix faults making them somewhat decent weapons and were fully battle-worthy.[2] However, when the raid was first cancelled in July, the Canadians' STENs were withdrawn and when the Raid was remounted, the Canadian forces recieved new, crated and packed in grease STEN guns which were very much useless as they had their very common manufacturing defects which the Canadians had corrected weeks prior to their previously issued STEN guns, disgusting many of the troops. The Dieppe raid in the end was a catastrophic failure, seeing 3.6 thousand of the 6000 predominantly Canadian soldiers being killed, wounded or captured due to extremely poor British leadership.[3] [4] (I wonder where I've seen this before?)

The STEN would see improvements and many different variants, however it still was never the perfect weapon due to the entire point of the STEN being as cheap as possible, as easy as possible to make as fast as possible in as large numbers as possible. This would of course greatly benefit the Commonwealth armies, especially following the Normandy landings as each infantry section was able to equip itself with STENs if the situation required it. The standard British infantry section in western Europe composed of 10 men (2 more than the standard 8 used in other conflicts and peacetime), 2 men to work the BREN and the rest with lee-enfields or STEN guns.[5] (Luckier ones got to wield American firearms such as the Thompson). The STEN would continue to see service with the British Army until the 60's to which it was replaced by the far better Sterling SMG.[6]

The 9mm STEN Machine Carbine (as it was officially known) is a blowback operated, fully automatic weapon that fired from an open bolt. Trigger unit permitted for sigle shots and full automatic fire, controlled by the cross-bolt type button, located in front and above trigger. The tubular receiver and the barrel shroud were made from rolled steel. The gun was fed from a left side mounted box magazine. The wireframe stock is made from steel. The sights were fixed and pre-adjusted for 100 yards distance, with a peep hole rear and blade front. The Mk.1 featured a conical muzzle compensator. Some guns featured small folding forward grip. [7] [8]

  • The Brtish pattern STENs would be produced in several variants (marks):
    • Sten Mk.I: First model STEN, featured the conical flash hider, a wooden foregrip and foward handle, about 100,000 of the Mk.1's and later improved blocks were produced.
    • Sten Mk.II: The most common STEN at 2 million units produced, the foregrip and flash hider were removed from this variant.
    • Sten Mk.IIS: A suppressed version of the Mk.II STEN, typically given to SOE agents operating in occupied territories or commando units beginning 1943.
    • Sten Mk.III: The 2nd most produced variant, and possibly the most simple version of the STEN issued by the time of the Normandy landings.
    • Sten Mk.V: This variant was first produced for Airborne troops, essentially being a more refined and superior Mk.II STEN, featuring a wooden foregrip, a wooden stock and bayonet mount and came with a specialised bandolier for airborne troops which held 7 full STEN magazines.
    • Sten Mk.VI: Was a suppressed Mk.V STEN, used in the same roles as the STEN Mk.IIS was.[9] [10]

Design

A short T-doll around 130-140cm of body height when compared to the weapon, Sten have golden colour pupils and medium length blonde hair tightened in twin ponies.

As the artist revealed on his/her weibo posts, originally Sten's costume concept design was similar to Little Red Riding Hood, as adviced by SMG Beretta Model 38Thumb button.pngBeretta Model 38 's artist ALLENES suggested "Give her a little red hat", by a red hat ALLENES meant a red beret hat though.[11]

When thought about the weapon was meant to be a cheap alternative due to lack of funding, the second draft Sten was given a plain grey dress, similar to Cinderella's.[12]

Finally 真名 settled with a feminized version of the traditional English working class outfit of that era, suspension belt skirt, red jacket, beret and a white shirt.

Gallery

Main artwork

Gallery consisting of artworks used primarily in-game.

Alternative artwork

Alternate gallery consisting of artworks with slight alterations as well as miscellaneous artworks.

Trivia

  • Due to the poor build quality, there are frequent reports of Sten misfiring when dropped on the group.
    • As a reference to a joke told by Allied troops, one of the official 4Coma of Girls Frontline drawn by AC-130 depict that RF Lee-EnfieldThumb button.pngLee-Enfield  threw Sten's weapon like a grenade at a group of enemy patrols to drive them away.
    • Sten gained its notoriety which causes accidental discharging if the operator dropped the gun and became dangerous when loaded. It should be noted where Canadian Soldier during the war was injured or the worse, killed even before entering the battlefield although the report of operator death because of accidental discharging on Sten is questionable.[13]
    • The magazine of Sten itself was rather fragile; the magazine lip could easily bent which prevent proper feeding on the ammo. Seasoned operator would fill the magazine with 28-30 rounds instead of maximum 32 round for its reliability.[14]
    • Sten is ill-suited for operation during winter, as the component itself is very sensitive due the effect of manufacturing cost which could lead to freezing and malfunction.
  • The Sten Mk. II also used by Jozef Gabčík, the leader of Czechoslovakian SOE team to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich. Unfortunately - in line with the STEN's famous unreliability issues - the firearm jammed. Seeing this, Jan Kubiš proceeded to toss a modified Anti-Tank grenade into Heydrich's Car after Heydrich ordered the driver to stop so he could shoot Gabčík, which severely injured him and months later caused him to enter a coma never to awaken from and then was pronounced dead on June 4th, 1942. Both Gabčík and Kubiš died after a 6 hour long gunfight against the SS at a cathedral in Prague along with the rest of the paratrooper team that was inserted by the SOE.
    • Her skill, a hand grenade is a tribute for Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš' actions during the war.
  • Captured Sten Mk. II was redesigned by German Designer, called MP.3008(or Gerät Neumünster) in mid WWII after Germany power began to collapse. MP.3008 shared a same receiver with Sten, but changed the magazine feeding to vertical over the original it was made. The MP.3008 itself also used by Fallschirmjäger(German Paratrooper) and Volksturm(People's Storm of German) because of its reliability and cheaper maintenance cost than its counterparts, MP 40.[15]
    • Another exact copy of Sten Mk.II by Mauser, called Gerät Potsdam was planned to be manufactured for 100.000 units although in reality there's only 28.000 units were manufactured.[16]
  • Sten will transformed as Sten Mk.II(S) after Digi-Mind Upgrade where the silencer is attached. The abbreviation of 'S' itself stands for "Special purpose" instead of "Silenced". German captured several Sten Mk.II(S) and designated it as MP751(e).
    • Mainly used by British SOE in Western Front at 1943, it still used in every conflict of the world until the adoption of MP5S in 1980.
    • Also, it was used by US MACV SOG and Australian SASR during the Vietnam War.
    • Her digimind upgrade features her using a STEN Mk.IIS, a suppressed version of the STEN Mk.II

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