20.09.2015 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off a render of another Soviet weapon: the PPS-42 submachinegun.
The PPS-42 started life with a Red Army request for a more compact and lightweight replacement to the PPSh-41. The new design would also have to be cheaper and faster to manufacture. The design by Alexei Sudayev that became the PPS-42 more than halved the machining time and raw steel usage compared to the PPSh-41.
An initial production run of about 45000 was constructed at the Sestroretsk Arsenal starting in December of 1942. Since this was inside the Siege of Leningrad, these weapons saw extensive combat testing. The improved PPS-43 replaced it in production by the middle of 1943. Our PPS-42 is made by Seth Soldier and you'll be able to find some of them on maps set in the vicinity of Leningrad such as Sammatus.
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