The StG 44 (German: Sturmgewehr 44; English: Assault Rifle model 1944) was a German automatic rifle designed in 1942. It is considered to be the first "true" assault rifle, as it used the 7.92x33mm Kurz ("short") intermediate cartridge. It had a rate of fire of 500-600 rounds per minute and an effective range of 300 meters.
The StG 44 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1942, issued to the Wehrmacht, Afrika Korps and Imperial Japanese Navy (prior to its replacement by the Type 99 in the v1.45 patch) Assault kit. It is similar to its American counterpart, the M1918 BAR, in terms of power. It has slightly more spread with its shots (hence reduced accuracy) and a 30 round magazine, as opposed to the 20 round magazine found on the BAR.