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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- 14/12/2009 / 15:10
- Non-Lethal Weapons (airsoft)