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Sniper Elite (2005)

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Sniper Elite
PC Boxart
Release Date: October 18, 2005
Developer: Rebellion
Publisher: Namco
Series: Sniper Elite
Platforms: PC
PlayStation 2
Genre: third-person shooter

Sniper Elite (also released as Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945) is a 2005 tactical third-person shooter developed by Rebellion Developments Limited, the first game in the Sniper Elite series. Players control American OSS operative Karl Fairburne, who is inserted into 1945 Berlin during the last days of the Nazi regime. He is tasked with securing valuable German nuclear weapons research before it falls into the hands of the encroaching Soviet Union.

A remake/sequel, Sniper Elite V2, was released in 2012.

The following weapons appear in the video game Sniper Elite:


Luger P08

The Luger P08 is the sidearm in online modes and for Soviet officers in single-player, rather than the more appropriate TT-33. While the player cannot use it in single player, they can unload Lugers to obtain ammo for the P38.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The Luger in-game.
The Luger P08 on the player character's belt in-game.

Walther P38

The Walther P38 appears only fitted with a suppressor, used for stealth kills at close range, it is only available in single-player, where Karl always has it as his sidearm and is occasionally used by NPCs.

Walther P38 with unmounted suppressor - 9x19mm Parabellum
The Walther P38 in-game.
Karl points the Walther at Dr. Lormann.
Different angle.
An American Pilot who Karl rescues near the end of the game oddly has a P38 in his holster while still in his pilot suit.

Submachine Guns

MP 40

The MP 40 can be picked up from Germans and used. It is the most efficient SMG. It is used by the vast majority of German soldiers, with the more historically common Karabiner 98k being completely absent from the game. Notably, Sniper Elite tries to represent the "chaos" of the final days of Berlin as while the German/Soviet factions mainly stick to their designated weapons, you will encounter occasionally German/Soviet troops that have resorted to using enemy weaponry, such as occasionally finding Soviet troops with the MP 40.

MP 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
An MP 40 of a deceased German soldier. It is always depicted with the stock folded.
The MP 40 in-game.


The PPSh-41 is the standard Russian SMG. Karl is usually issued one at the start of each mission. It has high capacity but the lowest accuracy of any automatic weapon.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPSh-41 in a ammo crate, the odd 7-round stripper clips are sniper rifle ammo. (Even though all the rifles only hold 5 shots.)
A Soviet soldier reloads his PPSh-41 during a cutscene.

Sniper Rifles

Gewehr 43

The Gewehr 43 is the first sniper rifle you are issued in the game. The rifle is modeled with a Karabiner 98k bolt and stock and the magazine incorrectly holds 5 rounds. Notably, the unusable (as the player can only use scoped rifles) "scopeless" version has far more Kar98k-like features including the bolt being modelled on instead of being merely part of the texture like the Sniper version. Its scope textures are listed as "spring", meaning it was possibly originally intended for a Springfield to be the player's starting rifle like with Sniper Elite V2

Gewehr 43 with a ZF 4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Gewehr 43 in-game.
Four rifles leaning against boxes. Note the bolt handles.
Left side of these rifles. Note the extended rear sights.
The scoped rifle on the ground.
Right side of the scoped rifle which appears to somehow have two bolts, three if you count the fact one of the bolt textures is mirrored and appears on the left of the rifle as well.
The scope of the Gewehr 43.

Mosin-Nagant M/39

The M39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant Rifle, which is an odd choice for Russian soldiers, appears as the "M91", likely meaning it is intended to be the Mosin Nagant M91/30. The final sniper rifle that has been "tuned up" and fitted with a new scope by West Point (even though enemy snipers have the same scope), it inaccurately fires semi-auto so it won't be inferior to the other rifles. Inaccurately, all three sniper rifles share ammo even though only the Mosin and SVT would share ammunition.

Mosin-Nagant M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" - 7.62x54mmR
The "M91" in-game. Note the pistol grip.
An unscoped "M91" on the ground. Note the extended rear sight.
An NKVD soldier holds his Finnish rifle while his comrade holds a P38. The only thing they lack are actual Soviet weapons.
The scope of the M/39 Finnish Mosin.
Karl takes his final shots at the Tempelhof Airport before jumping onboard the Ju 52 plane. Note the straight bolt handle, instead of the downturned one of a genuine sniper variant.

Tokarev SVT-40

The Tokarev SVT-40 is the second rifle you are issued in the game and is fitted with experimental optics from Zeiss. Like the G43, the magazine contains only 5 rounds. Oddly, its scope texture is named "Mauser", indicating it was originally intended for a Mauser rifle, which would explain why a Soviet rifle is equipped with optics from Zeiss, a German optics manufacturer.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Karl gets the SVT from an informant.
Left side of the rifle dropped by a Soviet sniper.
The SVT-40 on the player character's belt in-game.
The SVT-40's scope.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

The Degtyaryov DP-27 is the light machine gun used by the Red Army. It is notably the rarest firearm in the game as few Soviet soldiers carry it with most machine gunners preferring the German MG 42.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mmR
The Degtaryov DP-27 in game. Rather amusingly, both machine guns are carried across Karl's small of back when stowed, a rather unwieldy position that doesn't seem to hamper him in the slightest.
A DP-27 on the ground.
A Soviet soldier fires a DP from a bunker.

MG 42

The MG 42 can be picked up from German soldiers and carried like the other weapons unlike future games. It uses 50-round belts. Notably, the Soviets use the MG 42 far more than the DP-27 unlike most weapons, which tend to be most used by their faction with only occasional use of enemy gear.

MG 42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG 42 in game.
MG 42 on the ground. Note the left side is a mirror of the right side.


RPzB 54 Panzerschreck

The RPzB 54 Panzerschreck can be found but is a fairly rare find. Effective at destroying tanks, Karl can somehow carry it alongside his sniper rifle and submachine/machine gun on his back.

RPzB 54 Panzerschreck - 88mm rocket
The Panzerschreck in-game.
German resistance fighters with Panzerschrecks.

Grenades and Explosives


Dynamite is found in two different types: Red "fuseless" dynamite that must be shot at to set it off and white/tan smaller bundles with a timer. Notably, setting dynamite with a high timer (up to 30 minutes) will cause most objectives requiring using it for destruction to be considered completed with the dynamite exploding in a cutscene afterwards.

Red dynamite bundles.
White timed dynamite bundles.

Mk 2 hand grenade

American Mk 2 hand grenades are used by some Soviet soldiers. It could stand for the F-1 hand grenade. Interestingly, the explosive radius of grenades is actually dependent on difficulty, lower difficulties (and an option in custom difficulties) is "Hollywood" grenade range of 8m while higher difficulties (or again, a setting for custom) use "Realistic" grenade range with grenades having a range of 20m, an enemy (or an unlucky player) near the edge of this 20m radius will still often survive but sustain serious injuries from a blast.

Mk 2 hand grenade
Mk 2 hand grenades in-game.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by German and Soviet soldiers.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranates in-game.

POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine

The POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine appears as the tripwire mine.

The tripwire mines in-game.
Looking at a placed tripwire mine in-game.

Mounted Weapons

2 cm Flakvierling 38

The Flakvierling 38 is used by German soldiers to defend the Reichstag building.

An original Flakvierling 38
Karl next to a Flakvierling.
Another view.
German soldiers fire the AA-gun at a T-34 during a cutscene.

7.5 cm Pak 40

Some 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns can be seen in the "Karlshorst Reprise" mission.

Panzerabwehrkanone (PaK) 40 - 75x714mmR
The PaK in-game.
Another view.

8.8cm FlaK 37

A smaller 8.8cm FlaK 37 can be seen in the German resistance camp during the second mission.

A British Staff Sergeant posing with an 8.8 cm FlaK 37 with FlaK 36-style two-piece barrel in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, approx. July 1945. Note the pointer dials, the rectangular boxes on the side of the gun cradle with two circles - 88x571mmR
Karl looks at the miniature FlaK equipped with a Behelfslafette auxiliary cruciform mount. Note the pointer dials are merged into the gun itself.

28-cm-Kanone 5 (E)

Two Krupp 28-cm-Kanone 5 (E) railway guns can be seen during the wood factory mission.

The two guns in-game.
Closer view.

Degtyaryov DT

Soviet vehicles are armed with Degtyaryov DTs.

Degtyaryov DT - 7.62x54mmR
A DT mounted in a Soviet T-34.
A turret of an FAI armored car armed with the DT.

MG 34 Panzerlauf

The MG 34 Panzerlauf is mounted in German tanks like the Tiger I.

MG 34 Panzerlauf with stock fitted - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Tiger I with a mounted MG 34.

MG151 Cannon

German Me Bf 109 fighters are armed with wing-mounted MG 151 cannons.

MG 151/20 Cannon - 20x82mm
A mounted MG151 in-game.


BM-13 Katyusha rocket launcher

Several BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers can be seen throughout the campaign.

Two BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers in-game.

Karabiner 98k

The Kar98k appears only seen on the box art and as an early icon for the SVT. Text strings in the game's files indicate it was a cut weapon from the game.

Karabiner 98k with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The backside of the box art.
The Kar98k as an early icon for the SVT.

Beta Rifle

An unknown rifle appears misidentified as a "G43" or "M1C" in early screenshots as well as the in-game tutorial videos. It appears to be based on a sporterized military rifle.

The beta rifle icon.
The beta rifle on Karl's back.

Mark V Tank

Around the Reichstag building, there are several British Mark V Tanks. This seems strange, but it's almost historically correct. During the Battle of Berlin, two Mark Vs were stationed in front of the Berlin Cathedral. These tanks were war trophies taken by the Germans in 1941 from Smolensk, which were used in the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1922. However, whether they were used actively or only as pillboxes is unclear.

An entrenched Mark V tank in-game. If these guns are Hotchkiss Mk.I machine guns, they are mounted upside down.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30

The scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with an early PEM scope appears in loading screens.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 with PE scope - 7.62x54mmR
A Mosin-Nagant M91/30 in a loading screen.

V1/V2 Missile

Some V1 and V2 Missiles are seen in the heavy water plant.

Fieseler Fi 103 aka Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1) on display in Musée de l'Armée
Vergeltungswaffe 1.
Aggregat-4 (A4) aka Vergeltungswaffe 2 (V2) ballistic missile replica at Peenemünde Museum
Vergeltungswaffe 2 aka "Aggregat 4".

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