The STG-45 ("Sturmgewehr 1945" or "Storm Rifle 1945") was an experimental assault rifle designed and developed by Mauser in the last year of World War 2. With the release of the STG-44 and it's revolutionary design and effectiveness on the modern battlefield, the Nazis had plans on making a cheaper and less time consuming weapon to produce.
The STG-45 was the result, however it came too late to save Germany from defeat and over a maximum of 30 were ever made. This makes it the rarest and most sought-after rifles in existence, aside from the MKb-42.
An intended replacement of the STG-44, the STG-45 was designed to be cost effective as well as reliable. It used a short recoil system adapted from the MG-42 in order to create a conventional firing mechanism. The problem with this system was that it lacked a gas vent, which caused the weapon to jam.
It fired a 7.92mm Kurz ammunition like it's predecessor, but was the first to introduce a 10 round magazine which was also adaptable to the STG-44.
- It's 2 lb. lighter than the STG-44 and can use a much smaller magazine.
- Jamming is a major problem when confronting the undead and leaves one open to being attacked.
- Like the STG-44, ammo for this weapon may be scarce as it is not a NATO standard and no .22 caliber variation exists so it maybe wise to seek an alternative rifle.
- Some aspects of the STG-45 were used to make weapons produced by Heckler & Koch such as the G3, MP5 and even the HK33.