Sten is notable for having a simple design. Very low production cost makes this gun effective insurgency weapon for resistance groups. Sten was used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War.


Weapon type:Submachine gun
Weight:3.2 kg (7.1 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:9×19mm Parabellum
Capacity:32-round detachable box magazine
Effective range:100 m
Rate of fire:500-600 round/min
Designer:Major Reginald V. Shepherd, Harold J. Turpin
Number produced:4.500.000
Action:Blowback-operated, open bolt
In service:1941–1960s
Muzzle velocity:365 m/s