Sterling Years: Small Arms and the Men James Edmiston

ISBN: 9781306740104

Published: May 17th 2014

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153 pages


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Sterling Years: Small Arms and the Men  by  James Edmiston

Sterling Years: Small Arms and the Men by James Edmiston
May 17th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 153 pages | ISBN: 9781306740104 | 8.15 Mb

This is the story of the manufacture, development and usage of one of the most famous submachine Guns ever produced by a British Firm Designed at the end of WW2 it saw limited use on a trial basis, carried by paratroopers during the battle of Arnhem,MoreThis is the story of the manufacture, development and usage of one of the most famous submachine Guns ever produced by a British Firm Designed at the end of WW2 it saw limited use on a trial basis, carried by paratroopers during the battle of Arnhem, but since the British Forces had plenty of Sten guns at the time, and tests between the two types of weapon were inconclusive, it was not until 1953, that with a few adjustments, the Weapon was formally adopted by the British Army Whilst not the most accurate of weapons, it was extremely useful in urban warfare and regarded as one of the most reliable submachine Guns throughout the world until it was withdrawn in 1988.

A total of over 400,000 were manufactured. Sterling built them for the British armed forces and for overseas sales. The Sterling Guns was used as the basis for the weapons used by Storm Troopers in the Star Wars films.



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