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"Vikhlop (high caliber special sniper rifle) - silenced sniper rifle chambered 12.7mm AP rounds. It was designed for Russian FSB special forces. Unique weapon with the unique characteristics, which has no analouges in the world."
- — Description.
The Vikhlop is the Contract Wars unique sniper.
This weapon can only be obtained from Sniper skill tree. The true real life name of this rifle is the VKS Vykhlop, which was avoided by the developer to refrain from copyright violation.
Designed as an anti-materiel rifle capable of penetrating light vehicle for the FSB, the Vikhlop is the single most powerful sniper rifle in the game. It comes with exceptional characteristics including the highest damage and range of sniper rifle in the game (second highest damage in the game behind the Thor pistol), excellent penetration capable of piercing multiple layers of wood, metals and some types of rocks, fast round cycling time and good accuracy all the while being completely silent thanks to the integrated silencer. However, the trade-off for these characteristic are the second lowest mobility of all sniper rifles (after the TKPD Sniper), low magazine size and somewhat slow reload. But with a proper skill tree (including Heavy's heavy weapon fast reload skill), the Vikhlop will have the highest reload speed of all sniper rifles in the game.
The Vikhlop comes by default with a Hensoldt scope capped at x22 zoom. This can be troublesome for some players because of the relatively low field-of-view for the scope's extremely high zoom, and a somewhat obstructive reticle. The Vikhlop is an excellent rifle for camping and squad support playstyles, and can be occasionally useful for no-scoping aggressive assault.
Achievements you can unlock using this gun.
|Angel of Death||700 longshots with snipers||8000|
|Angel of Death II||3500 longshots with snipers||35.000|
|Shadowgunner||200 headshots with silenced weapons||3000|
|Sniper||100 doublekills with snipers||25000|
- It's huge penetration my come from it's real life purpose: Shooting heavily armored targets or targets behind cover (since the Vikhlop is one of three guns in-game that are able to shoot through solid objects, e.g. stones and walls)