The StG 44 (German: Sturmgewehr 44; English: Assault Rifle model 1944) was a German automatic rifle designed in 1944. 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.
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