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 (misspelled as the Sg44 in the game files) is an Assault Rifle in Battlefield 1942 issued to the Wehrmacht and Afrika Korps Assault kit and previously the IJN Assault kit pre-patch 1.45v before being replaced by the Type 99.
Assault Rifles in Battlefield 1942 are Assault Rifle, Automatic Rifles or LMGs used by the Assault kit. With a high power round capable of 3-5 shot kill to the torso and two shot kill to the head; but have high recoil and in some cases Damage dropoff to contend to. They perform better at longer ranges and in the crouch and prone position compared to SMGs rate of fire and spread increase cant perform as well at that range. While longer ranges they may fall to Standard Issue Rifles or Sniper Rifles, they can still perform adequate enough to challenge them.
The StG-44 has the highest rate of fire at 540 RPM and with 30 round magazine (with 5 magazines, makes it have the largest ammo pool theoretically assuming the user empties all their magazines at 150 rounds). The StG-44 has the second quickest reload at 3.8. Like most other Assault Rifles, the StG-44 does not suffer from damage dropoff. The StG-44s main flaw is a slightly lower damage at 7 compared to 9. While both still possess the same bullet to kill in terms of Headshots and Body (2 and 3 respectfully), the StG will however have to deal with a five shot kill while other rifles only take four. Additionally, damaged opponents that are lower than 3-5 health points will only take two bullets from any other rifles while the StG-44 will take 3 unless below 22.4 health points.
When compared to the BAR 1918. The StG-44's higher rate of fire by 60 RPM and same bullet to kill gives the StG a slight edge at close range assuming both targets are at max health. The StG-44 reload is .2 seconds quicker than the BAR but is barely worth noting. Recoil and spread wise: both are identical in almost every aspect except concerning prone deviation in which the BAR has .5 deviation with the StG having a .6, making the StG slightly less accurate when proning.
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— In-game Description
It is the Rank 13 weapon of the Assault class and the last Assault Rifle acquired.
The StG 44 has the slowest fire rate out of the Assault Rifles at 599 RPM. This gives the StG 44 the slowest time to kill out of all of the Assault Rifles. However, the fire rate is more than adequate for all engagement distances.
The main selling point of the StG 44 is the weapon's accuracy; out of all of the Assault Rifles, the StG 44 is the most accurate. The iron sights are quite clean and can be used effectively at all ranges; the iron sights can be replaced with optics if need be. The recoil per shot is the lowest among the Assault Rifles and combined with the slower firing rate, the StG 44 can dish out powerful, accurate shots at all ranges of combat.
The StG 44 has a solid magazine size of 30. This is more than enough considering the slower fire rate compared to the other Assault Rifles. The reload is a bit on the slower side, which can be detrimental during close quarter combat.
|Rank 1||Quick Aim|
|Rank 2||Fast Bullets|
|Rank 3||More Accurate Hipfire||Improved Stationary Accuracy|
|Rank 4||Quick Deploy||Less Horizontal Recoil|
|Rank 5||Faster Movement While Aiming||Less Vertical Recoil||Improved Moving Accuracy|