The PPSH 43 is part of the family of PPSH weapon systems. This submachine gun was designed by the Russian weapon developer Alexei Sudayev. In answer to the request from the Russian Red Army Ordnance Board this sub machinegun was developed with the emphasis being placed on reduced cost coupled with ease of manufacture and reliability. Over 2 million were manufactured with production ceasing at the end of World War 11, They are still encountered in many parts of the world due to their robustness and reliability.
Highgate has blank firing versions of this weapon due to its place in the emulators world whose need for weapons that replicate real world conflicts are always necessary.