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Leuchtpistole 42

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Leuchtpistole 42 - 26.65mm
Leuchtpistole 42 - 26.65mm

The Leuchtpistole 42, or LP 42 for short, was a WW2-era German flare gun. The LP 42 uses a simplified design compared to the Leuchtpistole in order to save costs and optimize production, being made out of stamped galvanized steel rather than being fully machined. The LP 42 is capable of firing all German WWII-era 27mm flares and flare gun-compatible projectiles, including smoke grenades, anti-personnel grenades, and anti-armor grenades.

Some LP-42s have rifled barrels, much like the Kampfpistole, but these examples are very rare.


  • Type: Flare Gun / Projectile Launcher
  • Caliber: 26.65mm
  • Weight: 1.120 kg
  • Length: 220 mm
  • Barrel Length: 155 mm
  • Feed System: Single-shot

The Leuchtpistole 42 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
A Noisy Household (Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo) "Held" by a mannequin 1946
The Gendarme of St. Tropez Christian Marin Gendarme Albert Merlot 1964
The Trap (Past) Miroslav Holub Dönnert 1951
The Mad Executioners Seen in the police museum 1963
The Bridge at Remagen Vit Olmer Lt. Zimring used to ignite fuse 1969
Cold Sweat Charles Bronson Joe Martin 1970
Stalingrad Mark Kuhn Pflüger 1993


Title Actor Character Note Date
Front Without Mercy (Front ohne Gnade) Gojko Mitic Pablo Calvo Ep.5 1984
Front A German soldier 2014
Reef Break Ayeesha Ash Raven S01E02 "Lost and Found" 2019
The Mandalorian Carl Weathers Greef Karga Chapter 12: The Seige (S2E12) Modified as a blaster pistol 2020

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Velvet Assassin 2009
Call of Duty: WWII "Leuchtpistole LP 42" unusable; collectable memento 2017
Enlisted 2021
Marauders "Flare Gun" Able to damage enemies, illuminates surroundings 2022
Signalis "Leuchtpistole LP265a" Incinerates enemies 2022


Title Character Note Date
City Hunter 1987 - 1991

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