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Posted by: azreal
25.09.2011 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.

Some of our more keen eyed fans may have noticed there was a very important piece, the DT machine gun, was missing from the BA-64 that we revealed last week. This week we are showing off the infantry version of the DT; the DP-28 light machine gun!

Nicknamed the 'Record Player' by the Soviet army, the DP was a cheap and reliable machine gun that started out in 1928. It quickly gained a reputation for being able to withstand sand and mud, and still come out able to fire off more than 500 rounds. The DP did have its share of drawbacks however. The bipod was weak and was unable to handle the abuse of firing the large 7.62mm rounds. Another problem came from the distinctive pan-style magazine on top. Capable of only holding 47 rounds, the DP was less effective at sustained fire than its belt-fed counterparts, since re-loading each magazine took so long. The DP saw Soviet front line service from 1928 to 1960, with approximately 795,000 made, including many sub-variants and licensed remakes. The DP-28 was made by Seth Soldier.

On a final note, we would like to thank everyone for their participation in the first ever, Screenshot of the Week competition. We had many submissions, but in the end we could only pick one. This week's winner was JackONeill. You can check the sidebar on the right to view the winning pick. A special thank you to MayhemicMAD for implementing this new feature.

As this is a weekly contest, submissions for the next week are now open! Look here for rules on submitting your best screenshots!

That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next week for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.

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