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A lightweight version of the iconic Israeli-American pistol. Very high damage with high recoil and small reserves.
–In-game description
Desert Eagle L5

DESERT EAGLE L5 angled

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Overview
Weapon Type Secondary Weapon
Weapon Class Pistol
Rank Prerequisites Rank 18
Damage 56 → 32
Range 50 max → 90 min
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Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 8, 9 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 40
Fire Modes Semi
Rate of Fire 400 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (50 studs) Min (90 studs)
(x2) Head 112 64
(x1.3) Torso 72.8 41.6
(x1) Arms and Legs 56 32
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
R2 Suppressor 53.2 -> 30.4 47.5 max -> 85.5 min
Suppressor 50.4 -> 32 45 max -> 90 min
Armor Piercing 56 -> 26.66667 0 max -> 90 min
Hollow Point 46.66666 -> 38.4 50 max -> 90 min
Muzzle Velocity 1700 studs/s
Penetration Depth 0.5 studs
Suppression 0.2

ACCURACY 32

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 15
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 20
Weapon Recovery Speed 20
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.8

HIP ACCURACY 59

Min Camera Kick (3.50, -0.21, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (4.19, 1.10, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 12.60, 17.20)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 13.10, 18.79)
Min Recoil Rotation (42.20, 3.00, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (47.29, 4.19, 0.50)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.12
Hipfire Recovery Speed 12
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.70

SIGHT ACCURACY 19

Min Camera Kick (2.90, -0.11, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (4.19, 0.10, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (10.39, 12.50, 12.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (10.60, 14.69, 14.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (33.59, -1.80, -15.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (42.29, -2.30, -16.50)
Sight Magnification 1.7x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.7 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3 seconds
Equip Speed 16
Aiming Speed 20
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 500
Crosshair Recover Rate 15

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 15 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type .44 Magnum
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills
Mini Sight 175 Kills
Delta Sight 70 Kills
Full Ring Sight 50 Kills
Half Ring Sight 90 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required


Barrel Kills Required
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Laser 20 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The Desert Eagle L5 is an Israeli-American Pistol. It is unlocked at rank 18, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

The Desert Eagle was originally designed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) and entered production in 1982. The Desert Eagle, or 'Deagle' as it is popularly known, is unique among pistols for its gas-actuated method of operation, normally used in rifles, as opposed to recoil-operation which is used in most pistols. This method of operation allows it to be chambered for high-powered cartridges normally reserved for revolvers, which gives the Desert Eagle its renown for stopping power. The weapon is mainly produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) and Magnum Research for the U.S Market. Despite its constant portrayal in the media as a military weapon, the weapon's bulk hinders its practicality, weighing in at five to six pounds unloaded.

The original design from the IMI was chambered only in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum; there is also a rare .41 Remington Magnum variant. Later on, American company Magnum Research offered a variant chambered in .50 Action Express, the most powerful and perhaps the most well-known chambering of the pistol.

The Desert Eagle L5, a lightened variation of the Desert Eagle, is the version seen in Phantom Forces. It is a lightweight variant of the original Mark XIX, having shaved about 1.5 pounds compared to the normal steel frame Mark XIX. It introduces many improvements such as built in Picatanny rails and an integral barrel compensator.

In-Game

General Information

The Desert Eagle L5 is a hard-hitting pistol in-game, dealing a maximum of 56 damage within its maximum range distance, equivalent to a two-shot kill (2SK). At the end of its damage drop-off, it becomes a 3SK to the torso and a 4SK to the limbs. Headshots up close will result in a 1SK and a 2SK at a longer distance, comparable to designated marksman rifles and battle rifles. However, its damage potential is balanced by its very high recoil, especially with the weapon's vertical recoil. When pushed to its firecap, the recoil becomes almost uncontrollable.

This "hand cannon" is a good backup weapon in many situations, with its damage model giving it good killing potential even at long range. While it may lack controllability even with its low rate of fire (RoF), the 1SK potential with headshots allows experienced players to hold their own against even PDW and machine pistol users in close-quarters-combat (CQC).

Compared to the MP412 REX, the Desert Eagle L5 has a faster reload time and more rounds per magazine; six compared to 8+1 rounds respectively. However, the MP412 REX has a higher RoF, higher headshot multiplier and greater range, allowing it to achieve a 1SK at longer distances than the Desert Eagle L5.

Because of the Desert Eagle L5's magnum ammunition, it can only pick up ammunition from other Desert Eagle L5s, the MP412 REX, and the 1858 New Army.

Usage & Tactics

Due to the high recoil, it is inadvisable to spam this gun at any range other than touching range. Given the nature of the L5 being a pistol possessing high-damage up close and at long range, a user can use the weapon in both close quarters and at long ranges. A user can take advantage of the high damage by using the L5 to finish off enemies if they failed to kill them with their primary, at both short and long distances. It is a good sidearm to either low-damage, short-ranged or high firerate weapons such as PDWs or carbines, which either tend to lack the better damge at long-range in order to compete well, or tend to expend their magazine quickly.

If one is accurate, a user can go for longer-ranged headshots because of the high damage multiplier to the head. Using it in a longer-ranged role does require the user to pause between each shot as to let the recoil settle and requires good precision. However, such power at medium range which rivals the likes of some DMRs and sniper rifles with a higher RoF and better handling traits remain highly persuading.

Of note is the Desert Eagle L5's Extended Barrel attachment. This dramatically increases the range at which the weapon can one-shot-headshot.

Conclusion

While not possessing the higher RoF and one-shot-headshot range of the MP412 REX, the L5's magazine capacity and faster reload time allows are advantages that should be considered. The L5 is well suited for close and medium ranges, provided that the user is patient and accurate with their shots.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Very high damage - 1SK with a headshot in CQC.
  • Torso multiplier.
  • Good range.
  • Quick reload time.
  • Higher than average muzzle velocity for a pistol.
  • Higher bullet penetration for its class.

Cons:

  • High recoil, even higher when shot rapidly.
  • Low RoF for a semi-automatic pistol.
  • Uncommon ammunition type.

Trivia

  • The older versions of the L5 remained largely unchanged from its alpha iteration. The only major changes have been to the magazine (a slightly larger floor) and the iron sights (completely redesigned). All other changes are simply recolored pieces of the weapon.
  • In older versions, when a laser was attached to the weapon, the in-game model was not actually attached to the frame—it simply floated below the weapon.
  • Prior to the update on July 4th, 2017, the Deagle 44 was incapable of delivering a 1SK with headshots at close range, making it underused in favor of the MP412 REX. As part of the update, the headshot multiplier was buffed to 2x, allowing it to deliver a 1SK headshot within its maximum damage range.
  • Before the weapon's remodel, the Deagle 44 was based on the Mark XIX model of the Desert Eagle. It had multiple errors:
    • The weapon seems to have its barrel and slide length greatly exaggerated.
    • The weapon's hammer appears to only be at half-cock at all times, rather than full-cock, which is required to fire the weapon.
    • These were both fixed with the remodeling of the weapon in update 4.10.0.
  • In many cases, the Desert Eagle is not a practical weapon. However, some military units such as the Polish GROM do use the Desert Eagle to fulfill a breaching role where a powerful but compact weapon is needed. This role is often done with revolvers, but the Desert Eagle was chosen due to both a more powerful round and higher capacity than most revolvers.
  • With the 4.10.0 update, the Desert Eagle L5's inspect animation features a brass check. This is only seen on one other weapon, the M45A1.
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