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Lahti-Saloranta LS/26

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Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 - 7.62x53mm R

The Lahti-Saloranta M/26 (alternatively LS/26) is a light machine gun (though often referred as "pikakivääri" (automatic rifle) in Finnish service) which was designed by Aimo Lahti and Arvo Saloranta in 1926. The weapon is able to fire in both full automatic and semi-automatic modes. Both 20 round box and 75 round drum magazines were produced, but the Finnish Army seems to have only used the smaller 20 round magazine.


(1930 - 1942)

  • Type: Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62x53mmR
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs (9.3 kg)
  • Length: 43.7 in (110.9 cm)
  • Barrel length: 19.7 in (50 cm)
  • Feed System: 20 or 75 round magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Unknown Soldier Finnish soldiers 1955
The Unknown Soldier Finnish soldiers 1985
The Winter War (Talvisota) Finnish soldiers 1989
The Warrior's Heart Finnish and Soviet soldiers 1992
Ambush (Rukajärven tie) Finnish soldiers 1999
The Unknown Soldier Finnish soldiers 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notes Release Date
Forgotten Hope 2 2005
FinnWars 2006
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Battlefield V "LS/26" Added in Chapter 3 (2019) 2018
Enlisted 2021

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