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Description

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

9mm Parabellum AMMUNITION
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COST 340HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 0.34HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:00s
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
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:01s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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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
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:05s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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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
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:15s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE

Specialist Ribbon

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
Wulff Engel
Field Adjusted Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Stainless Steel Barrel
Match Sights
DMW Fuchs
Light Pistol Spring
Light Pistol Bolt
Hair Trigger
P38 Parabellum
Heavy Pistol Spring
Chrome Lined Barrel
Heavy Pistol Bolt
Match Trigger
Wulff Faust


History[]

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[]

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[]

Default Wulff Engel DMW Fuchs Wulff Faust Field Adjusted Sights Match Sights Field Adjusted Trigger Hair Trigger Match Trigger Light Pistol Spring Light Pistol Bolt Heavy Pistol Spring Heavy Pistol Bolt Stainless Steel Barrel Chrome Lined Barrel
Image WA 13.png WA 17.png WA 12.png WM PS 3.png WM PS 2.png WM T 5.png WM T 4.png WM T 1.png WM I 13.png WM I 10.png WM I 12.png WM I 11.png WM B 6.png WM B 7.png
Cost per shot 0.34Credits(Ammo) 1.5Credits 1.9Credits 2.3Credits 1.86Credits 4.11Credits 1.86Credits 6.53Credits 9.58Credits 6.23Credits 6.23Credits 2.03Credits 1.84Credits 1.86Credits 3.54Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:07s (Weapon) 0:01s 0:05s 0:15s 0:01s 0:01s 0:01s 0:02s 0:02s 0:02s 0:02s 0:01s 0:01s 0:01s 0:02s
Damage Near 36 40 34 42 40
Damage Far 20 20 21 18
Near Range 23.1 15.75 33.6 11.55 20.79 26.57 25.41 27.72
Far Range 71.4 63 87.15 52.5 64.26 82.11 78.54 85.68
Velocity 403.75 384.75 380 380
Conefire 0.24 0.288 0.18 0.288
Sway Stand Mode 1.21 1.089 1.0285 1.3068
Sway Crouch Mode 1.11 0.999 0.9435 1.1988
Sway Prone Mode 1.01 0.909 0.8585 1.0908
Sway Aim Modifier 0.3 0.27 0.255 0.324
Cone Contraction Per Sec 15 16.5 17.25 13.5
Camera Recoil Up 0.56 0.84 0.504 1.12 0.588 0.6048 0.5824 0.448 0.588 0.616
Camera Recoil Right -0.13 -0.195 -0.117 -0.26 -0.1365 -0.1404 -0.1352 -0.104 -0.1365 -0.143
Camera Recoil Variance 0.15 0.225 0.135 0.3 0.1575 0.162 0.156 0.12 0.1575 0.165
Rate of Fire 432.28 480.31 496.87 508.56 469.87 464.81 400.26 400.26


Cost Per Shot 19.14 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:13s
Damage Near 40
Damage Far 20
Near Range 15.75m
Far Range 63m
Velocity 384.75m/s
Conefire 0.288°
Camera Recoil Up 0.943488
Camera Recoil Right -0.219024
Camera Recoil Variance 0.25272
Rate of Fire 540.08RPM
Ol' reliable
Part Modification
Ammunition Wulff 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



Cost Per Shot 18.2 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:16s
Damage Near 37
Damage Far 21
Near Range 38.64m
Far Range 100.22m
Velocity 380m/s
Conefire 0.18°
Camera Recoil Up 0.504
Camera Recoil Right -0.117
Camera Recoil Variance 0.135
Rate of Fire 470.89RPM
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[]

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P38 Pistol 1.png


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