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Sterling S11
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Manufacturer(s)

Sterling Armaments Company

Designer(s)

Frank Waters

Year(s) designed

1970

Number built

1

Weapon type

Submachine Gun

Caliber

9×19mm Parabellum

Action

Blowback

Overall length

2.65 inches (6.7 centimetres)

Barrel length

7.8 inches (20 centimetres)

Weight

8.0 pounds (3.6 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

34 rounds

Cyclic rate

600rpm

Muzzle velocity

1200ft/s

The Sterling S11 was a British prototype submachine gun designed by the Sterling Armament Company.

HistoryEdit

The Sterling S11 was designed in 1970 by Sterling's chief designer, Frank Waters, as a cheaper alternative to the Sterling Mk.IV, however there was not enough interest in the design to justify a full production run. Only one prototype was made.

DesignEdit

The S11 was a basic blowback design similar to the Sterling Mk.IV, but heavily simplified to reduce the cost of production. The body was largely made from stamped steel pressings and the cocking slot ran along the top. However, it retained some of the features of the Mk.IV, such as the left-hand magazine feed and the collapsible buttstock. The S11 was designed with bayonet fittings for the No.5 Mk.1 and L1A3 bayonets.

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