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StG 45

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After introducing the StG 44 assault rifle into mass production, the German Army ordered leading German designers to create a weapon design more suitable for mass production by simplifying the design and thus reducing production time and costs. Design work was carried out in three German companies. Großfuß presented the StG 45(G) model under the leadership of designer Kurt Horn. Haenel presented the StG 45(H) model under the leadership of designer Hugo Schmeisser. The Mauser company presented the StG 45(M) model under the leadership of two designers, Ernst Altenburger and Ludwig Vorgrimler. In these three cases, advanced development work on assault rifles was underway. But the end of the war ended work on the projects. Not a single design was put into mass production.

StG 45 (G)

StG 45 (G) - 7.92x33mm Kurz

The StG 45 (G) (German: Sturmgewehr 45 Grossfuss, "Grossfuss Assault Rifle 45") was a prototype German assault rifle developed late in World War II, intended to replace the StG 44. Other name for this gun is "Horn Sturmgewehr". Kurt Horn is a weapons designer.

Specifications

(Production: 1944 – 1945)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
  • Cartridge: 7.92x33mm Kurz
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Length: 36.6 in (93 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.1 in (41 cm)
  • Capacity: 30-round StG 44 detachable box magazine
  • Rate of fire: ??

The StG 45(G) and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Call of Duty: WWII "GBD-79" Added in July 2019 update 2017
Enlisted 2021


StG 45 (M)

MKb Gerät 06 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
MKb Gerät 06H - 7.92x33mm Kurz
StG 45 (M) - 7.92x33mm Kurz

The StG 45 (M) (German: Sturmgewehr 45 Mauser, "Mauser Assault Rifle 45") was a German prototype assault rifle developed in the final stages of World War II by Mauser in an attempt to augment and potentially replace the StG 44, whose production costs were considered too excessive for speedy wartime production. The original prototype was the Maschinenkarabiner Gerät 06 ("Machine Carbine Device 06"; abbreviation MKb Gerät 06) which used a roller locked short stroke gas system (the locking portion of which was inspired by the roller locked recoil opperated MG 42).

During development, it was discovered that the gun would occasionally fire slightly out of battery but the partially engaged roller locking bolt would be enough to retard the opening of the action by a safe amount. The gas system was removed and the bolt geometry was altered and the Maschinenkarabiner Gerät 06 Halbverriegelt ("Machine Carbine Device 06 Half-locked"; abbreviation MKb Gerät 06H) was created (this roller-delayed blowback operation would go on to be used in an experimental version of the MG 42 known as the MG 42 (V) or MG 45). Due to the absence of a gas system the rifle was cheaper than the StG 44 by a large enough margin that the Army became interested, and gave the weapon the StG 45 (M) designation and ordered a number for live troop trials. The StG 45 (M) was essentially the Gerät 06 with some minor modifications (different stock and higher profile sights being the most obvious) however parts for only 30 rifles were complete before the end of the war, only one of which was ever assembled into a complete firearm after the war (some of the parts of which were never originally made and had to be recreated from factory schematics).

The StG 45 (M) was the first rifle to utilize a roller-delayed blowback system, and after the war the StG 45 (M) was improved upon to create the CETME series of rifles, and subsequently the incredibly successful Heckler & Koch G3 family.

NOTE: Although intended to be used in combat with a 30 round magazine, the vast majority of available images of the StG 45 (M) and its prototypes feature a short 10 round magazine. This is due to the fact that for testing purpose the rifle was easier to use with the more compact 10 round magazine.

Specifications

(Production: 1944 – 1945)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
  • Cartridge: 7.92x33mm Kurz
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
  • Length: 37 in (94 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.5 in (41.9 cm)
  • Capacity: 10, 30-round StG 44 detachable box magazine
  • Rate of fire: ??

The StG 45 (M) and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Karma Online StG45 Gerät 06H 2011
Call of Duty: WWII "STG44 - Shingles" MKb Gerät 06H (modern reproduction); cosmetic variant of the StG 44 weapon 2017
Enlisted MKb Gerät 06H (modern reproduction) 2021

Anime

Title Character Notes Date
Agent Aika Delmo Corps, Rion Aida, Gusto Turbulence Guns in use combine characterstics from the StG 45 and its Gerät 06 prototype 1997-1999


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