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The Walther P38 in real life.

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.

Battlefield 1942Edit

Walther P38
Damage 5
Damage multipliers *3.5x Head
  • 2x Body
Magazine size 8 rounds
Starting ammunition 4 magazines
Maximum ammunition 4 magazines
Rate of fire 360 rpm
Recoil Low
Firemodes Semi-automatic
Faction Flag Germany 1933 Wehrmacht, AfK, SS
Japan Flag Imperial Japanese Navy
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy Royal Italian Army
Source of statistics [1][2]

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.

Battlefield 1942: The Road to RomeEdit

In Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, the Walther P38 is the standard sidearm of the Royal Italian Army.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWIIEdit

In Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the Walther P38 is the standard sidearm issued to the Waffen-SS

Battlefield VietnamEdit

World war II ModEdit

In the WWII mod of Battlefield Vietnam, the P38 is issued as the main Imperial Japanese Army pistol it remains the same in stats as in Battlefield 1942


  • In Battlefield 1942, the Walther P38 has exactly the same reload animation and stats as the M1911, despite using a different projectile file.


  1. Hey, A Message Board - Older Battlefield Games - retrieved November 6, 2010
  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved November 6, 2010

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