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Tobeydoctor

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#1 11 years ago

Hey folks, I am pretty sure that the gun in COH referred to as MP44 is actually called a STG 44, and was, I think the first AUTO RIFLE to be designed/used in WW2 ( I could be wrong as I am only basing it on some films and docos I have seen over the years) - But what amazes me is that I have seen sooo many discussions/arguments over the smallest details within this game, that have me laughing my head off and yet this does not seem to have come up eg: "that river should be frozen if its a snow map" come on who cares if the riverbed runs or is frozen. That is a particularly funny one I thought. Anyways I'll be curious to see if anyone agrees/cares about this little anomaly




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#2 11 years ago

No, actually the stg is a slight varient of the mp44, the stg was used more widely after the battle of the bulge, the 44 was called that because it was made in 1944 of course, the mp was mischinepistole, it was named the stg(STurmGewehr) by hitler for god knows why that man did anything...lol, but well, im contridicting myself a bit so ill get to the point, Yes you are right in a sense...yet in others you are wrong, this game takes place in normandy after the beach landings, so the gun was called the MP44 not the STG44

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#3 11 years ago

Hey man thanks for that, see I thought the only MP named gun was the MP40- you know the one, 9mm, small sub mach gun, and the model for the MP44 in COH looks like what I know/knew as STG 44. So what you're sayin is they changed MP44 from mch pistol to Rifle yeah ?, cos thats what STG is - An Auto Rifle, much bigger round, longer range etc but looks exactly as model for MP 44 in COH . sorry to bug you, but now I'm curious Thanks mate.:beer:




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#4 11 years ago

I heard in a documentary that Hitler changed it the Stg because of that it was not a "true smg" it was something different, and since it was something different, he called it something different, the sturmgewehr(check spelling) 44, storm rifle date:1944.




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#5 11 years ago

The machine gun was invented pre WWI by Hiram Maxim and fired rifle cartriges. (Maxim magazine is named after him, he also invented the water pipe to smoke wintergreen, later adopted by idiots for cannabis sativa) When the first weapons came out to fire pistol cartriges they were called SUBmachine guns because they fired a sub-rifle round. Mischinepistole is German for Machine Pistol (go figure) shortend is MP, that was the designation of weapons that automatically fired pistol cartriges (9mm). Same deal with the Thompson submachine gun the US uses (.45 cal) When the STG44 came out, it was designated MP44 and it fired a round that was smaller than standard rifle but larger than a pistol. They are still necked (tapered at the bullet end of the cartrige) like a rifle round and have more powder than pistol rounds. When Hitler saw the demonstration of the MP44 he thought it was so sweet that he immediatly renamed it the Sturmgewehr 44 (STG 44). That word literaly means "storm rifle." Think back to 1939 Blitzkrieg (lightning war). Hitler thought this weapon would turn the tide of the war, which it would have if it would have appered earlier or been able to be mass produced. The allies took out all raw materials and factories so they couldnt. Storm rifle later became "Assault rifle" and led the way for all modern military rifles due to the smaller, lighter cartrige. This allowed soldiers to carry more ammo and shoot more accuratly. The old rifle cartriges were around .30cal, which will take down a moose. .30-06 means ".30caliber adopted 1906" Some think Mikhail Kalashnikov copied the STG44's design to make the AK-47 because they look similar, but he was no where near any of the rifles and internally they are far different. So there is your short history lesson for the day. Tales of the Gun on History channel HOOAH!!