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WKW Wilk / Tor


Heavy-Caliber Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Sniper Rifle


Poland | 2005



"The WKW Wilk-Tor heavy sniper rifle is another in a growing line of indigenous Polish firearms - this particular breed is chambered around the ferocious 50 BMG cartridge."



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Introduced in 2005, the WKW Wilk ("Wolf") is an all-modern Polish-originated heavy-caliber sniper rifle. It utilizes a manually-actuated bolt-action system pulling .50 BMG cartridges from a spring-loaded seven-round detachable box magazine. It is arranged in a bull-pup configuration, keeping the action and feed aft of the pistol grip and trigger unit, while retaining a full-length rifle barrel assembly. A large, multi-slotted muzzle brake is fitted to the barrel and the shoulder stock at the rear supports a cheek rest and shoulder pad. An adjustable bipod assembly supports the frontal weight of the weapon while a monopod is used for the rear (this support also made adjustable). Design of the gun is attributed to Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow.

The rifle is also known under the name of "Tor" by the Polish Army - representing "Wielkokalibrowy Karabin Wyborowy", translating to "Large Caliber Sniper Rifle".

Overall weight of the system reaches 16 kilograms and overall length measures 1,350mm. The barrel assembly is 880mm long and fluted along its length. The rifle is equipped with the Schmidt & Bender X3-12 P/MII telescope sighting device which gives accuracy for ranged fire. This is mounted over the receiver in the usual way by way of a typical Picatinny accessories rail system. Another section of rail is seated over the edge of the forend.

Performance figures include a muzzle velocity of 2,900 feet-per-second and an effective range out to 3,000 meters.

About 150 of the guns have been produced to date (2018) with the Polish Army being the recipient of eighty or so of these. Other operators include Saudi Arabia and Vietnam having purchased 15 and 50 units, respectively.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the WKW Wilk / Tor. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,350 mm
53.15 in
O/A Length
880 mm
34.65 in
Barrel Length
35.49 lb
16.10 kg
Weight
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System
Action
.50BMG
Caliber(s)
7-Round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Supported Over-Receiver Optics.
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the WKW Wilk / Tor. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
9,842 ft
2,999.8 m | 3,280.7 yds
Max.Eff.Range
24
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
2,895 ft/sec
882 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the WKW Wilk / Tor Heavy-Caliber Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Sniper Rifle family line.
Wilk - Base Series Name.
Tor - Polish Army designation of the Wilk.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the WKW Wilk / Tor. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow - Poland
National flag of Poland National flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National flag of Vietnam

[ Poland; Saudi Arabia; Vietnam ]
Design Qualities
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ACCURACY/PRECISION
ANTI-TANK/MATERIAL
SPECIAL FORCES
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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