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The Walther P38 is a 9mm pistol that was developed by Walther as the service pistol of the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II. It was intended to replace the costly Luger P08, the production of which was scheduled to end in 1942.

Walther P38 in "The Last Article"Edit

The Walther P38 was the standard side arm of German officers during World War II. It was still in service when the Army of India surrendered in 1947. During the Ceremony, Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck surrendered his Webley Revolver to Field Marshal Walther Model, who found that the gun didn't quite fit into his holster, initially designed to fit his own P38. Model was a little jealous that his own side arm wasn't the man-killing brute the British one was.[1]

Walther P38 in "Ready for the Fatherland"Edit

On 19 February 1943 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, after Adolf Hitler had aggravated him once too often, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein drew his Walther P-38 pistol and shot Hitler dead.[2]


  1. E.g., 3xT, p. 423, HC.
  2. E.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, p. 88, TPB.
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