The Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum) is a British sniper rifle.
Little is known about the design history of the AWM. Its combat history, however, is extremely illustrious; the AWM was adopted by various militaries around the world and has been used as their service sniper rifle, the most prominent of which are the British Army which designates it as the L115 and the German Military which designates it as the G22.
The AWM is based on the AI L96A1 but is chambered for magnum cartridges. It comes issued with a Harris bipod, silencer, and x3-x12 x 50 Schmidt & Bender scope. It is the most expensive sniper weapon system that the British Army have bought into.
Second longest confirmed sniper killEdit
Corporal of the Horse Craig Harrison of the British Army, achieved the second longest confirmed kill ever recorded with an L115A3 in Afghanistan, November 2009. After 9 shots to range the target, he and his spotter, Trooper Cliff O'Farrell then dropped two Taliban Machine-gunners at a distance of 2,472 meters, or 1.56 miles. This record was broken on 22 June 2017 by a Canadian JTF2 soldier with a C15 LRSW.