H&K CAWS (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of combat shotgun models throughout the Fallout series, see Combat shotgun.
Fo2 H&K CAWS.png
Fo Gun Sprite.png
Damage & attacks
Damage15 - 25
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 30
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 20
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 5 rounds
Ammo Type12 gauge shotgun shell
Value$ 4750
weapon perkWeapon Penetrate
Prototype id00000268
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

The Heckler & Koch CAWS is a small gun in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Combat shotgun

A next generation weapon from Heckler & Koch, the Close Assault Weapons System was designed to minimize combat shotgun size without compromising either accuracy or reliability. The bullpup configuration ensures portability, while ambidextrous design and long barrel ensure accuracy at short and medium ranges. Capable of both single shot and fully automatic fire.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Manufactured by Heckler & Koch, the CAWS is a superior version of the combat shotgun, but a fair bit more expensive. Longer range and more shells per burst, but smaller magazine capacity. It does more damage per shot than the FN FAL but less damage per burst.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • There are many locations you can find this weapon, but the earliest time you can find it is during a slaver Random encounter outside of Vault City.
  • A raider in Vault 15 also holds this weapon.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Outside of the Fallout universe, the H&K CAWS was a recoil-operated, bullpup-configuration shotgun prototype designed to fire high-impulse shotshells using tungsten buckshot or flechettes with an effective range of 100–150 meters and a 10 round box magazine. It had a fire selector switch similar to the G11, with a full-automatic firing rate of approx. 240 rounds per minute. It never reached production due to the cancellation of the CAWS project by the US.

Sounds[edit | edit source]