H&K CAWS (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of combat shotgun models in various games, see combat shotgun.
Damage & attacks
damage15 - 25
damage typeNormal
att. modes
Single(Action Points Icon action 5, Range Icon range 30)
Burst(Action Points Icon action 6, Range Icon range 20)
ammo type12 gauge shotgun shell
ammo cap.10
burst rounds5
strength req.6
hands req.2
weight5 pounds
weapon perkWeapon Penetrate
prototype id00000268

The Heckler & Koch CAWS (H&K CAWS) is a prototype automatic shotgun—designed as a combat shotgun—co-produced by Heckler & Koch and Winchester/Olin during the 1980s. It was Heckler & Koch's entry in to the U.S military's Close Assault Weapon System program.

Fallout 2 description

The H&K CAWS is a small gun in Fallout 2.


Superior version of the combat shotgun, but also 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.


  • There are many locations this weapon can be found, but the earliest time one can find it is during a random encounter with a slaver outside Vault City.
  • A raider in Vault 15 also has this weapon.

Behind the scenesEdit

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.


SingleShotVB Shotgun SingleShot 1
Shotgun SingleShot 2
BurstVB Shotgun BurstShot
ReloadVB Shotgun Reload OutVB FO1 Shotgun Out

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