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Gunbucket Sturmgewehr 44 by darthpandanl Gunbucket Sturmgewehr 44 by darthpandanl
This is Sturmgewehr 44 in Gunbucket format.
Gunbucket is 240pix = 1ft

Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44) is world's first Assault rifle developed by Germany in World War Two.
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KyleVV Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
That's the power of German engineering.
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Never heard of Gunbucket. Is it a program you created?
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no.....it was created by one of the old member of Shipbucket.
Gunbucket is 240pix = 1ft
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail, good shading, and all-around badass gun from Deutschland :U

(I understand we've had a bit of conflict in the past regarding history, but that doesn't change how nice your art is)
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Soap971 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job !
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Kara-ALVAMA Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! This is what said to lead to the ''too hard to die'' AK-47 :D
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Also, my dad got a .22 replica recently. Damn thing is balanced compared to some of the rifles I've held before. Either they're too front heavy or too rear heavy, but this focuses right stab in the middle, if only slightly.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Officially, our pal Kalashnikov states that the STG-44 had no part in the AK's design. However, its unavoidable to take 'tips' and 'good ideas' from German weapons. For example the Springfield Rifle that the US loves so much is essentially a Mauser made for a larger bullet and made IN AMERICA (FUCKYEAH!)!

The STG-44 was generally a damn fine piece of gun design. Like the MG-42 it uses stamp parts, but unlike the MG-42 the STG-44 was initially made out of essentially junk. The original prototype was essentially this mashup gun that Hitler thought was horrendously ugly (which... compared to the simple elegance of the Mauser... it was) and denied it. However the guys at the front loved it so much that they WENT BEHIND HITLER'S BACK TO GET MORE.

When he was asking what the men at the front want the guys said "MORE MP-44S!" and showed the ugly gun that he tried to kill back in the day wanted by his soldiers. When he actually talked to them they practically gave praise after praise of the weapon, thus he called Gobels and made it a propaganda thing around it and they called it Sturm-gewher or 'Storm Rifle' or 'Assault Rifle' depending on if you talking high or low German translation.
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aq13ed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Mauser sued Springfield over the design and won.

Hitler was more concerned that too many semi automatic/automatic rifles would lead the troops to waste ammunition in an already strained supply situation.  Albert Spear had a lot to do with getting it into production because the front line troops really needed it.  In order to do this end around Hitler it was renamed MP-44 for Machine Pistol and that fooled Hitler long enough that it was already in production by the time he realized it. 
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Nope, Springfield won because it was thrown out thanks to all the bullshit that was levied onto Germany after WWI.
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