|Species of Origin||Humans|
|Manufacturer||C. G. Haenel Waffen und Fahrradfabrik CITEFA|
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|Type Weapon||Assault Rifle|
|Ammunition Type||7.92x33mm Kurz|
|Magazine Capacity||10-30 Round Magazine|
|Alternate Fire Modes|| |
|Conflicts Used||World War 2|
|Service Length|| |
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The weapon was designed in Nazi, Germany which started the race to create the most effective new rifle that could use the the accuracy and range of the rifle, with the firepower of the machine gun. They gave the concept to two different designers and manufacturers, Haenel and Walther. Eventually both came to the Nazis with their own designs and the only one they went with was Haenel who came out with the MKb-42 in 1942.
The weapon also came out with a new round, the 7.92x33mm Kurz and a new magazine, as well as the first attachments to the weapon. The only problem was that during the war, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler overlooked the project because he didn't want rifles on the battlefield, only submachine guns. Eventually, after hearing this, they manufacturers ended up making the weapon in secret and distributed it to the german soldiers. Eventually when Hitler met with his men, their request was "More STG-44s" which he informed them not to make, but when demonstrated the weapon, he changed his mind and allowed the manufacturing of the new weapon and round.
The weapon served until the war ended in Europe by the early spring of 1945, but the weapon was known to have given Mikhail Kalashnikov his ideas of the AK-47, as well as Sergei Simonov's ideas for the SKS.
The STG-44; even after 494 years, has been one of the still used assault rifles of the Fascirians. The weapon has also been replaced by the Fascirian Infantry Rifle; but the STG-44 is still used by patrol troopers.