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AL43
AL-43
Country of origin

Finland

Manufacturer(s)

VKT

Designer(s)

Aimo Lahti

Year(s) designed

1943

Number built

Unknown, only a few prototypes constructed

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9×35mm Lahti, 7.62×35mm Lahti

Action

Blowback

Overall length

99 centimetres (39 inches)

Weight

5.6kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

56 round drum

Cyclic rate

800 RPM

The Lahti m/AL-43 was a prototype submachine gun of Finnish origin designed by Aimo Lahti in 1943. It was chambered in the 9x35mm Lahti and later 7.62x35mm Lahti round which were ballistically comparable to the performace of the StG 44.

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