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WWII Sten Gun


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Sten Mk2 Sub Machine Gun of 1941 (Major R.V.Shepherd & Harold John Turpin) & EN for Enfield form the name STEN. Fired the 9mm Parabellum round at 500rpm. The gun was very cheap to produce but was disliked because of its ability to fire if dropped (when cocked), however it became used throughout the world during WW2 and after.It was useful to resistance and terror organisations because it was light and could easily be dismantled and hidden. It was finally withdrawn from service in the 1960's and replaced by the Sterling SMG.

11th Mar 2009

Design and Technology, History, Science

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