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Today we show off the Finnish Suomi submachinegun.

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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.

Suomi KP/-31 SJR

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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waldo101
waldo101

one of the best SMGs in ww2 and nice model!

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ZashoN
ZashoN

(buried)

Hell no, the best was PPSH-41, the soviet submachine gun, not this piece o crap

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Talic
Talic

You really have no idea what you are talking about :V

Only way Finnish SMG is worse than that soviet copied piece of crap is that Finnish SMG weighs more and high production costs since Finland did not own millions of factories/supplies. Finnish SMG is more accurate than PPSH-41 or PPD-40 thanks to that long barrel too.

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joneau
joneau

its also lethal at long ranges too if i remember correctly now

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ZashoN
ZashoN

Aight, you have a point, i apologize for my ignorance

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lptomtom
lptomtom

Nice! (but you use "somewhat" a bit too much :p)

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SunnyBittern
SunnyBittern

"...and 40 four use as hull guns in..."

Just spotted a small mistake.

On topic, looks like a beast!

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shishman
shishman

I love how small and insignificant countries take pride in small and insignificant details during some big worldwide event (usually war). And always in hindsight!

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decommanda
decommanda

I wouldn't call Finland in WW2 insignificant.

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri

agreed the fins despite overwhelming odds managed to cut down the soviets with relative ease due to their own indigenous weapons and tactics.

That alone is a feat worth boasting about. :/

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Mattressi
Mattressi

Why shouldn't they take pride? If you're talking about them taking pride in a weapon made by them, they should be - it really was a great SMG. It would help if your comment was less obtuse.

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reptiledude
reptiledude

Says the man from the Czech Republic...

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shishman
shishman

Hoho, i love overwhelming response!
Anyway, Finland lost, so what is there to brag about?
They fought courageously though...

P.s. And i am actually russian, i just live in Prague:)

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx

lol!
If you call being corrected overwhelming then job done.

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal

The Finnish fought against them initially, then they were forced to fight alongside them. Imagine the hate they received.

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omglolFIN
omglolFIN

suomi!

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