Автор: Leroy Thompson
Название: The Sten Gun
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Weapon 22
Формат: PDF (e-book)
Размер: 7 Mb
The Sten submachine gun – officially the ‘Carbine, Machine, Sten’ – was
developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply
produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility.
Over four million were built during World War II, and the Sten was widely used
by airborne troops, tankers, and others who needed a compact weapon with
substantial firepower. It proved especially popular with Resistance fighters as
it was easy to conceal, deadly at close range, and could fire captured German
ammunition – with a design so simple that Resistance fighters were able to
produce them in bicycle shops.