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DanuviaVD01
Forte VD.01
Country of origin

Hungary

Manufacturer(s)

Danuvia

Designer(s)

Robert Vörös

Year(s) designed

1989

Production began

1990

Production ended

1998

Weapon type

Machine pistol

Caliber

9×19mm Parabellum

Action

Blowback

Overall length

11.9 inches (30.3 centimeters)

Barrel length

5 inches (12.7 centimeters)

Weight

5.4 pounds (2.45 kilograms) unloaded
6.31 pounds (2.86 kilograms) fully loaded

Weight empty

4.41 pounds (2 kilograms)

Width

6.3 inches (16 centimeters)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

33-round detachable helical magazine

Cyclic rate

330 RPM

Maximum effective range

75 meters (82 yards, 246.1 feet)

Muzzle velocity

Around 350 meters/second (1148.3 feet/second)


The Danuvia VD.01, also known as the Forte VD.01, is a Hungarian machine pistol.

HistoryEdit

The VD.01 was designed by Robert Vörös in the 1980s, and he received a patent for the weapon in 1989, with Danuvia later purchasing the patent in 1994. Laszlo Paulenka, the then-director of Magyar Fegyvergyarto KFT in Hungary, provided great assistance during the experimental stages of the weapon, with several prototypes hand-made and shown off at DM4500. When Danuvia purchased the patent, they made modifications to the weapon's design and designated it the VD.01, however production for the weapon was stopped in 1998 due to financial reasons, with Intermodul Weapon Shops, an export/import weapons dealer, purchasing all rights, machinery, unsold guns and parts and marketing the weapon. Approximately 100 VD.01s were made before production was halted.

Design DetailsEdit

The weapon uses a simple blowback system to fire. It accepts proprietary 33-round helical magazines. It has a cyclic rate of 330 rounds per minute.

TriviaEdit

  • The VD.01 has gained attention due to its odd shape and distinctive helical magazine.

External linksEdit

Article by Hungarian Weapons

ReferencesEdit

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