Walther P38

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Walther P38
WPN 67.png
Type Handgun
Faction Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Statistics
Damage 36.8
Damage Far 20.7
Rate of Fire 360 rpm
Near Range 23.1 m
Far Range 71.4 m
Upward Recoil 0.56°
Rightward Recoil -0.13°
Recoil Variance 0.15°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 8
Reload Time 2.7 s
Specifications
Equipment Points Points 2.png
Maintenance Load 0:30s
Cost Per Shot 0.77 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Faction Cost 150,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 1,800 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Captured Cost 832,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 3,600 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required Handgun Assault Handgun Assault
Requirement Germany- 12th Grade
Ribbon Required: P38 Parabellum Specialist P38 Parabellum Specialist
Requirement: United States Soviet Union- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

Just before the war broke out, the P38 was designed to replace the expensive P08. It marks the pinnacle of german gun design and has been extensively copied by other nations. The gun is very accurate, sturdy and reliable.
― Heroes & Generals



Ammunition[edit source]

9mm Parabellum AMMUNITION
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COST 340HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 0.34HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
RANGE
PRECISION
STABILITY
RATE OF FIRE

Wulff Engel AMMUNITION
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COST 1,500HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 18HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.5HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
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RANGE
MWS.png
PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE

Wulff Engel (Cap) AMMUNITION
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COST UnknownHnGCurrencySymbol credits.png UnknownHnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.8HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
MWS.png
STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE

DMW Fuchs AMMUNITION
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COST 1,900HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 22HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.9HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
MWS.png
RANGE
MWA.png
PRECISION
MWA.png
STABILITY
MWA.png
RATE OF FIRE
Wulff Faust AMMUNITION
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COST 2,300HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 27HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 2.3HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
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RANGE
MWS.png
PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE


Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: P38 Parabellum
SP WPN 67.png P38 Parabellum Specialist
Using the P38 Parabellum pistol in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Wulff Engel
Field Adjusted Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Stainless Steel Barrel
Match Sights
DMW Fuchs
Light Pistol Spring
Light Pistol Bolt
Hair Trigger
Heavy Pistol Spring
Chrome Lined Barrel
Heavy Pistol Bolt
Match Trigger
Wulff Faust

Weapon Required: P38 Parabellum
SP WPN 67.png P38 Parabellum Specialist
Using the P38 Parabellum pistol in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
P38 Parabellum
Wulff Engel (Cap)


History[edit | edit source]

The Walther P38 was a pistol developed by Carl Walther in 1938. Walther was asked to build a pistol to replace the more expensive Luger P08 in 1932, and started experimenting with some existing models such as the Polizeipistole. The P38 never successfully replaced the P08 and were both used extensively throughout the second world war, often being given to officers or generals as a form of commendation. Snipers, medics, tank units and other specialists were given these pistols too.

The P38 was the first pistol to use a locked-breech mechanism. This also made it possible to have a bullet inside the chamber and the hammer de-cocked, thus making it safe to carry around without the possibility of accidental discharge. In turn, the shooter could instantly start shooting without pulling back the slide, only having to disengage the safety, saving vital time in the process.

It uses 9x19mm Parabellum rounds and can hold 8 rounds in the magazine. The muzzle velocity is about 320 m/s (1,050 ft/s) with an effective range of 50 m (55 yd).

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The in-game statistics of the P38

The P38 is very accurate in-game. You can easily headshot people from 50m away because of the good iron-sights. When you upgrade the rate of fire, it can also be easy to dispose of enemies up close. This gun is great to take with you as any specialist, even AT. With just 2 equipment slots you'll always be able to squeeze your gun in somewhere. It is advisable to not engage in a firefight from far away as the damage dealt and drop off is severe on pistols. You can't put another paintjob on it and can't change the range of the iron-sights.

The main advantage over the P08 is the accuracy. You won't have the hammer jumping up and the iron-sights are great. On top of that, weapon maintenance cost is a slight bit lower (not the bullets and modifications) so it will save some credits/gold in the long run.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Ol' reliable
Part Modification
Ammunition Wullf Engel
Trigger Hair Trigger
Barrel None
Internal Light Pistol Spring
Sight Match Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build boosts the P38 Parabellum's rate of fire and damage, allowing it to kill a Heavy Set Gold user in three hits.

Pros:

  • Decent Damage
  • Great Rate of Fire
  • Maintains Default Accuracy

Cons:

  • Slight Loss of Stability


Defensive P38
Part Modification
Ammunition DMW Fuchs
Trigger Match Trigger
Barrel None
Internal Heavy Pistol Bolt
Sight Match Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build rely on stability and rate of fire instead of damage, if you know how to aim, just mash the trigger, even if it has to do 4 shots to kill a heavy set gold, it gets the job done in both close quarter and middle range shooting.

Pros:

  • Great Rate of Fire
  • Good Stability
  • Good shooting range

Cons:

  • Put 3 shots to kill, 4 if the ennemy has Heavy Set

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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