The Walther P38 was a German semi-automatic pistol designed by Walther Arms in 1938. It was accepted in the German military in 1939 and was standard issue to Wehrmacht soldiers. It fired the 9x19mm Parabellum from an 8-round magazine and had an effective range of 25–50 meters.
In Battlefield 1942, the Walther P38 is the standard issue pistol of the Wehrmacht, the Afrika Korps and Imperial Japanese Navy. It has a medium rate of fire, moderate accuracy, moderate damage and moderate recoil. It can kill in 3-4 shots, or two headshots. Naturally because of its status as a sidearm, the P38 is not a very effective weapon. Its main use is for last resort or close-quarters purposes only.