Since the end of the Russian campaign and the "transition event" in 1947 that brought the Khornatenreich into Sapphire, the Sturmabteilung Korp (elite infantry, shock troopers) had been utilizing cut-down service rifles, submachine guns and trench-brooms for the building-to-building and trench-to-trench fighting they're known for. Eventually, it was decided that this rather independent, but highly experienced and venerated sub-branch of the military was due both it's recognition and full-scale re-arming to match it's purposes, both as a propaganda move and as a recognized method of improving infantry efficiency. Bearing the barrel-exchange mechanism of the Leichtes-MG 55' and a somewhat improved compensator/flash-hider to cut-down on muzzle-climb and generally allow for more efficient aimed-fire. That, and hybridizing the StGew 55's rather simplistic yet-effective stock with the recoil spring mechanism of the L-MG 55' to further cut-down on recoil. The bolt issued is a slightly less-dense variation of the L-Scharf 55' to allow for some additional controllability with sustained automatic. Usually outfitted with the L-MG|Patronen Drum due to the pressing need for overwhelming amounts of individually carried and deployed firepower due to the "Needs must as the devil-rides" scenarios that the Sturmabteilung Korp tends to find itself in. As such, the Korp's motto is "Immer vorwärts, nie feuern!" ("Ever Forward, Ever Firing!"), which is rather fitting due to their armaments and issued equipment.
Name: DiG - StGew-55' Sturmabteilung Modell.
Cartridge: 9.68x45mm Haenel
Ammunition Capacity: 20 S|Patronen magazines, 65 round L-MG|Patronen Drums
Action: Roller Locking / Select fire
Rate of Fire: 510 - 710 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 2,655 f/s
Sights: DiG Modell 53'