WKW Wilk

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Tor
WKW Wilk.jpg
The WKW Wilk with a bipod attached
TypeBullpup anti-materiel rifle and sniper rifle
Place of originPoland
Service history
In service2005–present
Used bySee Users
WarsWar in Afghanistan (2001–present)[citation needed]
Production history
DesignerZakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów
Designed2000
Produced2005–present
No. builtCa. 150
Specifications
Mass16.1 kg
Length1,350 mm
Barrel length880 mm

Cartridge.50 BMG
ActionManually operated rotary Bolt action
Muzzle velocity2,895 ft/s (882 m/s) from 800gr Barnes
Effective firing rangeMax effective range is 3,000 m
Feed system7-round detachable box magazine
SightsNone

The WKW Tor or Wilk (Wolf) is a modern anti-materiel and/or sniper rifle produced in Poland by the Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów factory. The nickname "WKW Tor" stands for Wielkokalibrowy Karabin Wyborowy[1] or Large Caliber Sniper Rifle.[1] Its military designation in the 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.

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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Users[edit]

  •  Poland: Ca. 80 examples bought.
  •  Saudi Arabia: Ca. 15 examples bought.
  •  Vietnam: Ca. 50 examples bought.
    Vietnamese Soldier Using a WKW Wilk

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Modern Firearms - WKW Wilk". world.guns.ru. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-07-17.