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Redacted is a 2007 Iraq War film written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film is fictional, although it is loosely based on the 2006 Mahmudiyah killings, in which a group of U.S. Army soldiers raped a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killed her and her family. The film, which received mixed reactions from critics and was a box office disappointment in its limited release, stirred up controversy, as many felt the depiction of American soldiers in the film was too harsh and did not paint a fair representation of American involvement in the Iraq War.
The following guns were used in the film Redacted:
As in reality, the M4A1 Carbine is the standard-issue weapon of the U.S. Army soldiers in the film, many of which are customized with optical gunsights, lasers, and foregrips.
A Colt M4A1 with an M68 Aimpoint sight and an RIS foregrip. Chambered for 5.56x45mm.
MSG James Sweet (Ty Jones
) with an M4A1 Carbine fitted with a Trijicon TA31F ACOG, foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2. Note the proper trigger discipline and what appears to be a K.I.A. bracelet on his right wrist.
PFC Gabe Blix (Kel O'Neill
) with an M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon TA338 ACOG, foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2.
SGT Jim Vazquez (Mike Figueroa
) tries to calm down his soldiers after they get upset about having their deployment extended. SPC Lawyer McCoy (on the far left), is armed with an M4A1 carbine.
M203 grenade launcher
Some of the U.S. Army soldiers, including SPC B.B. Rush (Daniel Stewart Sherman) and SGT Jim Vazquez (Mike Figueroa), carry M4A1 Carbines fitted with M203 grenade launchers.
M203 grenade launcher - 40mm.
SGT Vazquez stands guard at a checkpoint with his M4A1 Carbine, fitted with an M203 grenade launcher. Note the Jordanian al-Hussein
tank (an export version of the British Challenger 1, possibly standing in for an M1 Abrams) behind him, which is inaccurate as the U.S. military never used this tank.
SPC B.B. Rush searches for PFC Salazar with his M4A1 Carbine, after he is captured by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members.
Norinco Type 56
During the gang-rape sequence of the film, PFC Reno Flake (Patrick Carroll) disarms an Iraqi grandfather of his Norinco Type 56 after he attempts to defend his family with it. He then shoots and kills the whole family off-screen with it.
Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm.
PFC Reno Flake armed with a Norinco Type 56 during the gang-rape incident, which he stole from an elderly Iraqi man.
Mujahideen Shura Council/Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members who capture PFC Angel Salazar in revenge for the killings of the Iraqi family are seen armed with AKM rifles.
AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
Mujahideen Shura Council/Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members, armed with AKM rifles, are seen with PFC Salazar shortly before they behead him on camera.
The standard issue sidearm of the U.S. Army soldiers in the film is the Beretta 92FS, standing in for the M9. A drunken PFC Reno Flake (Patrick Carroll) uses his to threaten SPC Lawyer McCoy (Rob Devaney) when he tries to stop the gang-rape of the Iraqi girl.
PFC Gabe Blix reads John O'Hara's Appointment in Samarra
on his rack, next to his safely-unloaded Beretta 92FS.
PFC Flake drunkenly threatens SPC McCoy with his Beretta after he tries to stop them from raping Farrah, a young Iraqi girl.
FN M249-E2 SAW
SPC B.B. Rush (Daniel Stewart Sherman) carries a FN M249-E2 SAW during the scene in which the unit learns that their tour has been extended.
FN M249-E2 SAW - 5.56x45mm.
SPC B.B. Rush with his FN M249-E2 SAW.
SPC B.B. Rush with his M249 SAW; his is fitted with a flip up rear sight.
The platoon grudgingly walks away after a speech by their battalion commander, LTC Ford, who tells them that their deployment has been extended. SPC B.B. Rush can be seen, armed with his FN M249-E2 SAW
PFC Reno Flake (Patrick Carroll) uses a HMMWV-mounted Browning M2HB to shoot and kill a pregnant Iraqi woman when her husband tries to rush through a checkpoint in an attempt to quickly reach a hospital.
PFC Reno Flake mans a HMMWV-mounted Browning M2HB while on checkpoint duty.
A tired and bored PFC Reno Flake mans a HMMWV-mounted Browning M2HB while on checkpoint duty.