MP43 Machine Pistol 7.92x33mm

01. Original name MP43 7.92mm Machine Pistol   
02. Other official names MP 44; Stg44 Sturmgewehr 44  
03. Popular names Stg44 ; Mp43 mp44  
04. Chamberings 7.92×33mm Kurz (aka. 8mm Kurz or Pistolenpatrone 43  
05. Designed by Hugo Schmeisser  
06. Design date 1942  
07. In service date(s) 1943–1945  
08. Adopted by Nazi Germany  
09. Production quantities 425,977. Manufactured by: C. G. Haenel Waffen und Fahrradfabrik; CITEDEF (post war); Steyr-Daimler-Puch  
10. Mechanism Gas-operated long-stroke piston, tilting bolt, selective fire  
11. Weight 4.6 kg (10 lb 2 oz) unloaded 5.13 kg (11 lb 5 oz) loaded  
12. Mountings Shoulder mounted select fire rifle  
13. Practicality in action The StG 44 was the first successful assault rifle, with features including a relatively short cartridge, controllable automatic fire. The StG 44 influenced the Soviet AK-47 and the US m16  
14. Comments / Other information Rate of fire. 500 rounds/min; Muzzle velocity. 685 m/s (2,247 ft/s); Effective firing range. 300 m (330 yd) (automatic) 600 m (660 yd) (semi-automatic); 30-round detachable box magazine. Introduced in 1943;chambered for the 7.92 x 33mm round, capable of semi and fully-automatic fire; cyclic rate about 500rpm; uses a 30-round box magazine; weight without magazine 10.2lb. Despite its original designation MP, the final version, designated MP44 was renamed “Sturmgewehr” (assault rifle); this was the first modern infantry rifle.