The Walther P38 in real life.
was a Walther P38 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 1942 Edit
3.5x Head 2x Body 1x legs/arms
Damage drops off after 40 meters to 80 meters
RecoilForceLeftRight -0.2 - -0.2
Does not affect spread
(standing, crouching or prone)
(maximum deviation by moving) 0.2 (moving forward/backwards) 0.2 (add for moving sideways) 0.1 (reduce per server-frame (30 fps)) Turning 0 (maximum deviation by turning) 0 (turning up and down) 0 (turning left and right) 0 (reduce per server-frame (30 fps)) Jumping 2.5 (maximum deviation by jumping) 2.5 (performing a jump) 0.1 (reduce per server-frame (30 fps))
Increase per bullet
Decrease per second
2.5 (first shot)
1.5 (added per shot)
(amount reduced per server-frame (30 per second))
Walther P38 is a weapon featured in as the standard issue pistol of the Battlefield 1942 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.
expansion features the Walther P38 as the standard sidearm of the The Road to Rome Royal Italian Army while the expansion features it as the standard sidearm issued to the Secret Weapons of WWII German Elite Forces. Its is identical to the Allied Colt and is identical in terms of stats.
The Walther P38 in first person
Reloading the Walther P38.
A Wehrmacht soldier with a P38
Battlefield Vietnam Edit
World War II Mod Edit
In the WWII mod of
, the P38 is issued as the main Battlefield Vietnam Imperial Japanese Army pistol. It remains statistically identical as the Walther P38 in Battlefield 1942.
Battlefield V Edit
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"The P 38 pistol was the standard German sidearm in World War II. Some of its technical solutions are still in use today. It was chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum round."
— In-game Description
P38 Pistol is the default pistol featured in for all kits.
It is statistically identical to the Battlefield V P08, but has more controllable recoil.
The Red Devil
camouflage is available for the P38 as a separate sidearm with the Deluxe Edition. Aside from aesthetics, it performs exactly the same as the normal P38.
Battlefield 1942 Edit
There is an unused menu icon in the game files, featuring a black finish rather than the current brighter finish.