History[edit | edit source]
Heinrich von Wimmersperg conceived the Spz rifle in 1945 as a cost-efficient alternative to the StG 44. No original prototypes are known to have been made and it is likely that the project existed only on paper. It is possible that Wimmersperg designed the weapons on behalf of Spreewerk.
Design Details[edit | edit source]
Variants[edit | edit source]
The weapon had three known variants.
- Spz-l (Lange bauart)
- Spz-kr (Kurze bauart mit Regler für serienfeuer)
Short variant with burst-fire selector.
- Spz-kv (Kurze bauart mit Verschlußzündung)
References[edit | edit source]
- Handrich, Hans-Dieter, Sturmgewehr! From Firepower to Striking Power, 2017