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Walther WA 2000

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Walther WA 2000 - .308 Winchester
Walther WA 2000 second variant

The Walther WA 2000 (German: Walther Automat 2000) is a German semi-automatic sniper rifle with a bullpup layout produced by Walther Arms. The rifle was conceived in aftermath of the 1972 Munich Massacre, during which West German police attempted to confront terrorists while armed with standard-issue Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifles without any optics at ranges considered unsuitable for the G3. From the beginning, the WA 2000 was designed to be a highly precise rifle to make decisive shots during hostage situations or similar incidents. The bullpup layout allows for a full-length barrel without making the rifle cumbersome. The rifle is built around its barrel, which incorporated some of the most advanced metallurgy technologies of the day, and features a muzzle brake reported to reduce felt recoil by around 50%. The WA 2000 does not have iron sights, instead, it features a quick-detach scope mount that the shooter can use to rapidly swap between lower and higher-power telescopic scopes.

First produced in 1982, the WA 2000 was briefly adopted by some units of West German police, but failed to attain widespread sales. With unit prices ranging from $9,000 to $12,500 USD in the early 1980s, it was too expensive for most prospective customers. While finely built and extremely capable, potential military customers considered it not robust enough for military work. Only 176 rifles were produced, in two generations. The first generation WA 2000 has a distinctive can-shaped flash hider, while the second generation has a more traditional flash hider, along with minor improvements to accuracy. Furthermore, only 15 were imported into the United States and the rifle commands high prices on the secondhand market whenever one appears. Most recently, a second-generation WA 2000 in .308 Winchester was sold at auction in December 2020 for $97,750 USD.

The Walther WA 2000 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Specifications

(1982 - 1988)

  • Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum, .308 Winchester, 7.5x55mm Swiss
  • Weight: 15.9 lbs (6.95 kg)
  • Length: 35.62 in (90.5 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 25.59 in (65 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round detachable box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton James Bond With custom night-vision scope 1987
The Bourne Identity James Laurenson Gilette 1988
Dobermann Romain Duris Manu 1997
Double Team Bruno Bilotta Kofi 1997
Equilibrium Armored sweeper With scope and bipod removed, used as fictional shotgun 2002
Hitman Timothy Olyphant Agent 47 2007

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999
Perfect Dark Sniper Rifle (in-game), CI 2010 (manual) Suppressor 2000
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Aliens vs. Predator 2 "WY-102 Sniper Rifle" Fictional anti-materiel rifle loosely (but obviously) based on the WA 2000 2001
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Available with suppressor and laser pointer 2002
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Hitman: Contracts W2000 Sniper Rifle 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Black Walther 2000 As a straight-pull bolt-action rifle with a conventional layout 2006
Hitman: Blood Money w/ variety of accessories 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Cross Fire "WA2000" 2007
007: Quantum of Solace (VG) 2008
Modern Warfare 2 WA2000 w/ suppressor, Trijicon ACOG, thermal sight and/or extended magazine 6 round mag 2009
GoldenEye 007 (2010) 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker WA2000 2010
Counter-Strike Online WA2000 Gold-plated variant 12 round mag 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops WA2000 Anachronistic, 6 round magazine 2010
007: Legends Walther WA 2000 2012
Warface 2013
Payday 2 Lebensauger .308 w/stock optoins added in Gage Ninja Pack (2015) 2013
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016

Anime

Film Title Character Note Date
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Motoko Kusanagi With extended magazine, synthetic furniture, and cybernetic sights 2004 - 2005
Full Metal Panic! Kurz Weber 2002
Gunslinger Girl Henrietta 2003
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino Henrietta 2008
Viper's Creed Rudra 2009
Fate/Zero Kiritsugu Emiya 2011


See Also

  • Walther Arms - A list of all firearms manufactured by Walther Arms.

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