|Full name||Sterling Submachine Gun|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||Sterling Armaments Company|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Released on||CN (斯特林), TW, KR|
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How to obtain
NORMALHEAVY Not craftable.
DROP Obtained as a possible drop throughout the following maps of Fixed Point in all difficulties; E3-4, E4-5, E0-3, ∞-2
REWARD Not obtained as a reward
There is no exclusive equipment for this T-Doll.
Stats / Data
The Sterling is a British-designed submachine gun designed to replace the venerable Sten. A successful and reliable design, it remained as standard issue within the British Army until 1994.
In 1944, the British General Staff issued a specification for a new submachine gun to replace the Sten. While the Sten had served admirable during the Second World War, the truth was that the Sten had always been a rushed design. The specifications for the Sten's replacement stated that the new weapon should weigh no more than six pounds (2.7 kg), should fire 9×19mm Parabellum ammunition, have a rate of fire of no more than 500 rounds per minute and be sufficiently accurate to allow five consecutive shots (fired in semi-automatic mode) to be placed inside a one-foot-square (30 cm × 30 cm) target at a distance of 100 yd (91 m).
To meet the new requirement, George William Patchett, the chief designer at the Sterling Armaments Company of Dagenham, submitted a sample weapon design in early 1944. The first Patchett prototype gun was similar to the Sten insofar as its cocking handle (and the slot it moved back and forth in) was placed in line with the ejection port, though it was redesigned soon afterwards and moved up to a slightly offset position. The army quickly recognized the Patchett design's significantly increased accuracy and reliability compared to the Sten, and ordered 120 examples for extended trials. Towards the end of the Second World War, some of these trial samples were used in combat by airborne troops during the battle of Arnhem and by special forces at other locations in Northern Europe, where it was officially known as the Patchett Machine Carbine Mk 1.
After the war, with large numbers of Sten guns in the British military's inventory, there was little interest in replacing them, even with a superior design readily available. However, this would begin to change in 1947. That year, a competitive trial between the Patchett design, an Enfield design, a new BSA design, and an experimental Australian design was held, with the Sten for comparison. The trial was inconclusive, but was followed by further development and more trials. Eventually, the Patchett design won and the decision was made in 1951 for the British Army to adopt it. It started to officially replace the Sten in 1953, under the designation "Sub-Machine Gun L2A1".
The Sterling submachine gun is constructed entirely of stamped steel and plastic, and features a number of improvements compared to its predecessor: there is an adjustable rear sight, a real pistol grip to make the weapon actually comfortable to shoot, and an under-folding metal shoulder stock. Although of a conventional blowback design firing from an open bolt, there are some unusual features: for example, the bolt has helical grooves cut into the surface to remove dirt and fouling from the inside of the receiver to increase reliability. There are two concentric recoil springs which cycle the bolt, as opposed to the single spring arrangement used by many other SMG designs. This double-spring arrangement significantly reduces "bolt-bounce" when cartridges are chambered, resulting in better obturation, smoother recoil, and increased accuracy. The Sterling's 34-round curved double-column feed box magazine was designed in 1946 by George Patchett, and is a significant improvement to the Sten's magazines. While the Sterling was originally intended to take Sten magazines, due to a lack of reliability, a new magazine was constructed with many changes, including the implementation of rollers to reduce friction, a stamped metal construction, and the magazine was curved to allow the 9×19mm round to feed more reliably. The bolt feeds ammunition alternately from the top and bottom of the magazine lips, and its fixed firing pin is designed so that it does not line up with the primer in the cartridge until the cartridge has entered the chamber.
The Sterling employs a degree of what is known as 'Advanced Primer Ignition', in that the cartridge is fired while the bolt is still moving forward, a fraction of a second before the round is fully chambered. The firing of the round thus not only sends the bullet flying down the barrel but simultaneously resists the forwards movement of the bolt. By this means it is possible to employ a lighter bolt than if the cartridge was fired after the bolt had already stopped, as in simple blowback, since the energy of the expanding gases would then only have to overcome the bolt's static inertia (plus spring resistance) to push it backwards again and cycle the weapon; whereas in this arrangement some of this energy is used up in counteracting the bolt's forwards momentum as well; and thus the bolt does not have to be so massive. The lighter bolt makes not only for a lighter gun, but a more controllable one since there is less mass moving to-and-fro within it as it fires.
The Sterling has a reputation for excellent reliability under adverse conditions and, even though it fires from an open bolt, good accuracy. With some practice, it is very accurate when fired in short bursts. While it has been reported that the weapon poses no problems for left-handed users to operate, it is not recommended without the wearing of ballistic eye protection. The path of the ejected cartridge cases is slightly down and backward, so mild burns can occasionally be incurred by left-handed shooters.
A total of over 400,000 Sterling submachine guns were manufactured between 1953 and 1988. Sterling built them at their factory in Dagenham for the British armed forces and for overseas sales, whilst the Royal Ordnance Factories at Fazakerley near Liverpool constructed them exclusively for the British military. Production ceased in 1988 with the closing of Sterling Armaments by by British Aerospace/Royal Ordnance. The Sterling would continue to see use within the British military until 1994, when it began to be phased out and replaced by the L85A1 assault rifle.
She claims to be extraordinary and is slightly chuuni, believing that she is a child of miracles chosen by the heavens and is extremely proid of herself. She never admits defeat no matter how difficult the task given to her, especially when Sten is nearby. She's an unfettered maniac in battle, occasionally performing dangerous actions that have her charging deep behind enemy lines. However, she is very lucky and has always been able to come back safely from such excursions. All in all, she is an excellent teammate, and would rather face danger alone than allow her friends to be put at risk. Also, for some reason, she has very bad compatibility with left-handed people.
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- If Sterling has more then 1 charges initially, her CD will be 1s until all charges have been used, then it'll return to her base CD.
- Sterling submachine guns with minor cosmetic alterations were used in the production of the Star Wars films as Stormtrooper blaster rifle props.
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