Wieger StG-940

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Wieger StG-940
Wieger STG941 GDR.jpg
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin East Germany
Service history
Used by Bundeswehr[citation needed]
Production history
Designed 1980s
Variants StG-940
Length 920 mm
Barrel length 320 mm

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
5.45×39mm (5.45×39mm M74)
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Feed system 30-round box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The Wieger StG-940 was an East German series of AK derivative assault rifles intended for sales after the-then reunified German forces. The StG-940 was chambered in the 5.56×45mm NATO and as the StG-942 in 5.45×39mm M74 round. The weapon was not officially adopted but tested by the Bundeswehr. It was developed during the last years of East Germany, for export but also for their special forces (the STG-943 was known to be in use with the STASI).

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