The Walther Kampfpistole Z (English: Combat Pistol Z) was an anti-tank pistol developed by Nazi Germany and used during World War II. It was derived from a flare gun and modified to launch HE-rounds.
In 1928, the Leuchtpistole was developed within what would become Nazi Germany. During World War II, several modifications were made to it.
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During the Peace Walker Incident in 1974, the Militaires Sans Frontières managed to obtain design specs for the Kampfpistole during their missions outside Costa Rica. The MSF developed it for their own use, eventually improving the weapon's accuracy by adding a rifle stock.
Behind the scenes
Although Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker refers to the weapon as a Kampfpistole, its overall design resembles that of a Sturmpistole more.
- "A combat pistol modified to launch small grenades. Based on a flare gun used by the German Army during the Second World War.
Small enough to wield with one hand and holding only a single shot, the Kampfpistole may look somewhat wimpy, but it has enough power to get the job done. It can even hold its own against armored combat vehicles.
(Rank 5) A rifle stock has been added for improved accuracy."
- ―Kampfpistole (Combat Pistol) description in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker