The Wimmersperg Spz was a German conceptual assault rifle that was designed by Heinrich von Wimmersperg.

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.[1]

Design Details[edit | edit source]

The weapon is supposedly mainly comprised of Sten parts, with various other parts from the StG 44. Three variants were designed; all were gas operated, had swappable barrels and were select-fire.[1]

Variants[edit | edit source]

The weapon had three known variants.

Spz-l (Lange bauart)

Long variant.[1]

Spz-kr (Kurze bauart mit Regler für serienfeuer)

Short variant with burst-fire selector.[1]

Spz-kv (Kurze bauart mit Verschlußzündung)

Short variant that was striker-fired.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handrich, Hans-Dieter, Sturmgewehr! From Firepower to Striking Power, 2017
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