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Sten gun

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For an overview of submachine gun models in the Fallout series of games, see submachine gun.
Sten gun
Tactics sten gun.png
Damage & attacks
DamageSingle: 16 - 24
Burst: 14 - 22
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 4
RangeIcon range.png Range: 18
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 16
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 3 rounds
Ammo Type9mm
Weight7 lbs.
Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

The Sten gun is a small gun in Fallout Tactics.


Although the Sten gun has less range compared to other common SMGs, it makes up for this deficiency with its slightly higher damage. The Sten gun is the perfect SMG for close quarters combat, but don't expect to win a gunfight at long range.


Behind the scenes

The 9mm Sten gun was developed by the British during WW2 by the Royal Small Arms Factory as a cheap alternative to the more expensive Thompson SMG offered by the U.S. The Sten proved to be extremely reliable and, due to its fairly loose tolerances, could perform in poor conditions much more reliably than ostensibly better weapons.