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Today we show off a render of the Finnish light machinegun: the Lahti-Saloranta M/26.

Posted by Eat_Uranium on Apr 10th, 2013

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

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

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 recieved 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 href="http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=16835.0">here.


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

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mickLMZR
mickLMZR Apr 10 2013, 8:36pm says:

Wow, guys this looks incredible! :)

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waldo101
waldo101 Apr 10 2013, 11:40pm says:

Awesome model!

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XxAishiterubusterxX
XxAishiterubusterxX Apr 11 2013, 12:45am says:

T^T very scary

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS Apr 12 2013, 1:04am says:

I'm actually surprised these guy's haven't created their own standalone game of Forgotten Hope yet, with as much effort they keep putting into this Mod for an outdated game (still freaking epic even so).

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Mattressi
Mattressi Apr 18 2013, 3:27am replied:

Yeah, I'd love to see a standalone version, but maybe it's for the best being a mod? Games nowadays tend to have short lives (and far less free content updates) and often are dumbed down for casual audiences (see Red Orchestra 2). Still, I'd like to be able to throw my money at the FH2 devs somehow!

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Mattressi
Mattressi Apr 18 2013, 3:27am replied:

Yeah, I'd love to see a standalone version, but maybe it's for the best being a mod? Games nowadays tend to have short lives (and far less free content updates) and often are dumbed down for casual audiences (see Red Orchestra 2). Still, I'd like to be able to throw my money at the FH2 devs somehow!

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bobthedino
bobthedino Jun 12 2013, 9:07pm says:

Holy hell the Fins? that is awesome!

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