Sten MKII British Submachine Gun WWII 3D Model
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The Sten (or Sten gun) was a family of British 9 mm submachine guns used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War. They were notable for simple design and comparatively low production cost.
STEN is an acronym, cited as derived from the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for Enfield. Over 4 million Stens in various versions were made in the 1940s.
The official designation 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' should not be confused with the common understanding of carbine; the Sten was a typical, almost stereotypical submachine gun while the term carbine is used to refer to short, light rifles. The 'Carbine, Machine' element of the designation was due to the British term for a submachine gun being a 'Machine Carbine' in the earlier parts of the Second World War.
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