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The Standschütze Hellriegel 1915 is a water-cooled submachine gun produced in very limited numbers for the Austro-Hungarian reserves (Standschütze) during World War I, by a designer identified only as "Hellriegel". A highly obscure weapon, no complete examples are known to still exist, and little official documentation remains. As a result, its operating mechanisms, exact production numbers and development history are all based on speculation. However, photographic evidence exists of it in live-fire tests which are dated October 1915, making it one of the earliest submachine gun designs in history.
The weapon could be fed from either box magazines, or an unusual high-capacity drum magazine that gave the weapon the appearance of being belt-fed. It is unknown why the weapon did not progress beyond the prototype stage.
Battlefield 1EditThe Hellriegel 1915 is set to be featured in Battlefield 1. It was first seen during the Battlefield 1 Official Gamescom Gameplay Trailer.
- ↑ The ‘Standschutze Hellriegel’ Submachine Gun Is a Mystery – War Is Boring