352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Maschinen Pistole 43/44 (MP43/44) Sturmgewehr 44 (STG44)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: Kurz Patrone 7.92x33mm
Length: 37 inches
Weight: 11 lbs., 8 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

The STG44 was developed from the MP43/44, an earlier model that was constructed of pressed steel, gas operated and was magazine fed with 30 rounds of Kurz Patrone 7.92x33mm ammunition. For propaganda reasons, it was renamed Sturmgewehr 44(Assault Rifle 44). It has a cyclic rate of fire between 500-600 rounds per minute, and a practical rate of 180-200 rounds per minute.


Maschinen Pistole 38/40 (MP38/40)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Length: Stock Folded - 24.75 Inches
Length: Stock Unfolded - 32.75 Inches
Weight: 8 lbs., 14 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 32 Rounds



Karabiner 98K

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 7.92 mm
Length: 43.6 Inches
Weight: 8 lbs., 9 oz
Magazine Capacity: 5 Rounds



Gewehr 43 (G43) Karabiner 43 (K43)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 7.92 mm X 57mm Patrone
Length: 44 Inches
Weight: 9 lbs., 9 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 10 Rounds



Luger Pistole, Model 1908 (P08)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Length: 8.75 inches
Weight: 1 lbs, 15 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 8 Rounds

The Luger handgun was first issued in WWI and retained during the Wehrmacht's expansion due to weapons shortages. The system of operation revolved around a recoil and toggle joint. Although preferred by officers, the P08 did not prove to be reliable under combat conditions and was replaced by the Walther P38. Its effective combat range is around 32 yards.


Walther Pistole, Model 1938 (P38)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 2 lbs., 1.5 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 8 Rounds

In 1938, the Wehrmacht had begun to adopt the P38 as a replacement to the P08. Double action capability is due to its recoil operating system. The P38 was well accepted by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS due to its ability to operate in all types of adverse conditions. Its overall effective range was comparable to the P08.


Walther PP/PPK

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 7.65mm / 9mm Parabellum
Length: 6.7 inches / 6.1 inches
Weight: 1 lb., 9 oz.
Magazine Capacity: 7/8 Rounds

The compact pistol that was used by officers and armored crews was the Walther PP. It was produced in 7.65mm and 9mm calibres. It was very compact in size and shape. Its effective combat range was around 32 yards. Its small size and the ease at which it could be concealed also made it popular with security personnel and police. The PPK was slightly smaller with an overall barrel length of 3.4 inches, and a magazine capacity of 7 rounds; apart from being slightly smaller, it was very similar to the PP.


Mauserwerke Maschinengewehr Model 1934 (MG34)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 7.92mm
Length: 48 inches
Weight: 23 lbs., 1 oz. with bipod
Magazine Capacity: Belt-fed

Designed by Mauser from the Swiss MG30 as the first general purpose machine gun. It could be carried by one man for general infantry assault roles, mounted on a tripod for long range precision firing, or mounted on a AA mount for anti-aircraft roles. The MG34 fired 850 rounds per minute. The close tolerance of parts made the MG34 vulnerable to stoppage under combat conditions. The practical rate of fire as an LMG is 100-200 rounds per minute, and as an HMG 300 rounds per minute. The effective range as an LMG is 600-800 yards, and as an HMG is 2000-2500 yards.


Maschinengewehr Model 1942 (MG42)

352nd Infanterie Division 914th Grenadier Regiment

Caliber: 7.92mm
Length: 48 inches
Weight: 25 lbs., 5 oz. with bipod
Magazine Capacity: Belt-fed

The MG42 was adopted in 1942 by the Wehrmacht and first used in North Africa. The weapon was constructed of steel stampings and featured a quick change barrel system which enabled the operator to install a cool barrel in 5 seconds. The weapon had a recoil firing mechanism and fired 7.92mm ammunition at a cyclic rate of 1200-1400 rounds per minute. The practical rate of fire as an LMG is 250 rounds per minute, and as an HMG 500 rounds per minute. The effective range as an LMG is 600-800 yards and as an HMG is 2000-2500 yards.


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