WKW Wilk

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Tor
WKW Wilk.jpg
Type Anti-materiel and sniper rifle
Place of origin  Poland
Service history
In service 2005–present
Used by Poland, Saudi Arabia
Wars War in Afghanistan
Production history
Designer Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów
Designed 2000
Produced 2005-present
Number built ca. 40
Specifications (WKW Wilk)
Weight 16.1 kg
Length 1,350 mm
Barrel length 880 mm

Cartridge .50 BMG
Action manually operated rotary bolt action
Muzzle velocity 2,895 ft/s (882 m/s) from 800gr Barnes
Effective firing range max effective range is 3,000 m
Feed system 7 round detachable box

The WKW Tor or Wilk (Wolf) is a modern anti-materiel and/or sniper rifle which is being produced in Poland by factory Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów. WKW Tor stands for Wielkokalibrowy Karabin Wyborowy[1] or Large Caliber Sniper Rifle.[1] Its military designation in Polish army is known as the Tor. This rifle was developed between 2000 and 2004 and the first selected units in the Polish army apparently received Wilk/Tor rifles in around 2005 onwards.

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The WKW Wilk/Tor anti-materiel and/or sniper rifle makes use of a manually operated rotary bolt action weapon of bull-pup layout. It is fed from detachable box magazines and is fitted with a folding and adjustable bipod and an adjustable rear monopod. Standard sighting equipment is a Schmidt & Bender X3−12 P/MII telescope sight which is placed on Picatinny rails above the receiver.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Modern Firearms - WKW Wilk". world.guns.ru. Retrieved 2009-07-17.