TWO airsoft PPsh-41 replicas announced

Like London buses, you wait ages for one to come – and then you get two at once!  WWII-themed airsofters will be changing their underpants after this – suddenly there are two really top-notch looking PPsh-41 replicas hitting the market.  Oh, and apparently there is also a “Chinasoft” version in the works as well – so that makes THREE.

Stand by for those “Cross of Iron” impressions…

First up is the ARES PPsh-41 – now available for pre-order from Tokyo Model Company.  Not much information has been released so far, except that it is 840mm in length, made from metal and wood, and has a price tag of $440.00.

 

A bit more information has been released by Hexagon Productions about their PPsh-41 replica.  Being a relative newcomer, I guess that Hexagon felt the need to make a bit more noise.  Well, I think its paying off becuase their’s does look like the more promising of the two so far.

Also constructed of metal and wood, the HP PPsh actually features a blued stamped-steel receiver – just like the real-deal.  The rear sight also has two settings – just like the real one – and the functioning fire selector switch is located in front of the trigger – also just like the real one.  I haven’t seen any info yet though about whether the bolt-safety catch functions like the real one (it looks like it does from the photos).

  

The HP PPsh-41 uses an M-14-type gearbox and a G-36 type hop-up unit.  The battery (up to an 11.1v Li-Po type) fits in the otherwise solid wood butt-stock.

 

The gun comes with a manually-wound hi-capacity drum magazine, and an authentic webbing and leather sling is available as an accessory.

 

The gun is due to be released in January 2010, with a retail price of $295.00 USD (with shipping included!).  More details can be found on Hexagon’s website.

A special note of credit to “DarkLite” on Arnie’sAirsoft as the source for the detailed info about the HP PPsh-41.  Watch out for his full review over on Arnie’s soon.



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