C.M.G. Lattion, Canadian Army
Film and Photo Unit, cleaning
Sten gun, Lembeck, Germany 29
by Charles H. Richer. Department
of National Defence / National
Archives of Canada, PA-145591.
The Sten was a type of sub-machine gun or
machine carbine. Such weapons were designed
to be light, compact, cheap and quick to
produce, and deliver high rates of fire
over relatively short ranges. Manufactured
in Britain and Canada, the Sten was widely
copied and continued in service around the
world long after the Second World War.
|Rate of fire
||550 rounds per