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17.04.2013 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have a render of the Finnish Suomi KP/-31 submachinegun, as well as a quick announcement from the World at War tournament.

In 1921 Aimo Lahti had taken it upon himself to design a cheaper alternative to the Bergmann M/20. The Army showed some interest in the designs and placed orders for a small number. What would later be called the KP/-26 had several problems, and the KP/-31 was Lahti's answer to these faults.

The KP/-31 was a reliable and accurate, if somewhat heavy weapon. The long barrel and low recoil gave it a longer effective range than other submachineguns of the time. Somewhat unusually, the barrel and shroud were easy to remove and switch with a spare, useful for a weapon with such a high rate of fire. The original magazines were somewhat problematic: the 20 round box was too small and the 40 round drum was heavy and hard to fill. These were gradually replaced by a larger capacity 70 round drum and the rarer 50 round "coffin" box magazines.

After February 1943, the KP/-31 was fitted with a large muzzle brake to counteract muzzle climb, and this can be seen on our model. Approximately 50,000 KP/-31s were manufactured for Finland, of which about half had the SJR muzzle brake. There were also 2 variants: 500 weapons modified for use in bunkers, and 40 for use as hull guns in Vickers 6-ton tanks. Our KP/-31 was made by Seth Soldier.


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10.04.2013 21:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have another render of another Finnish weapon, the Lahti-Saloranta M/26.

The M/26 started life when Aimo Lahti was looking for things to do following his design of the Suomi KP/31 prototype. When the Finnish Army put out a request for designs for a new light machinegun, Lahti's design was one of those that was considered. Since Lahti had no formal engineering experience, Lieutenant Arvo Saloranta was appointed to assist him.

After acceptance, there were almost constant issues surrounding the weapon. Saloranta had made unauthorised modifications to the accepted designs, causing production delays and his removal from the project. The weapon itself would jam constantly due to weak extractors and low quality magazine springs. It was also very heavy and had a very strong recoil, and the 20 round magazines were too small.

These issues meant that it received the nickname "Kootut virheet" meaning "assorted mistakes" from the soldiers who used it. Its only redeeming feature over the captured Degtyarevs was that it was more accurate. About 5000 were produced between 1927 and 1942, and by 1944, there were nearly three times as many captured Degtyarevs in use at the front than Lahti-Salorantas. The M/26 was made by Kraetzer.


Our winners for this week's screenshot competition is pizzzaman12. You can view the winning submission here.

We are now accepting entries for the week of January 28th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.


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03.04.2013 22:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have a render of one of the many rifles used by the Finnish soldier throughout the Second World War: the M/39 "Ukko-Pekka"

Following independence from Russia, Finland had been left with many thousands of M1891 Mosin Nagants, and rather than develop entirely new weapons, simply adapted these weapons for their own use. The desire to develop improvements on the original design, and differing ideas on what should be included, led to the Army's M/27 and the Civil Guard's M/28-30 rifles.

By the mid 30's, the Army had realised that many of its M/27 were poorly made, and that a newer rifle was needed. They were, however, unwilling to adopt the M/28-30, and called for the development of a newer weapon. An attempt was made with the M/91-35, but this proved to be too inaccurate. Eventually, it was decide to base the new rifle on the M/28-30. The final design of the new M/39 was completed by February 1939, but the outbreak of the Winter War delayed production such that the Army only started to receive them in 1941.

The nickname "Ukko-Pekka" was derived from former president Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, and means "Old Man Pete." The M/39 rifle was made by Seth Soldier.


Our winners for this week's screenshot competition is Matthew_Baker. You can view the winning submission here.

We are now accepting entries for the week of April 8th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.


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