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[[Image:1968-tunnel-rats-main.jpg‎|thumb|right|300px|''1968 Tunnel Rats'' (2008)]]
[[Image:1968-tunnel-rats-main.jpg‎|thumb|right|300px|1968 Tunnel Rats (2009)]]
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''[[1968 Tunnel Rats]]'' is a 2009 Vietnam War film directed by the infamous [[Uwe Boll]]. As typical for Uwe Boll films, there is a lot to criticize, though the movie itself has mixed reviews (some reviewers actually think Boll is getting better(!)). It appears that not a lot of thought was put into accurately portraying Vietnam War-era uniforms and gear for the film. Being filmed in South Africa (standing in for Vietnam), US soldiers wear green South African cotton uniforms (as seen in ''[[Red Scorpion]]'' in the guise of Russian and Cuban soldiers), their shoulder patches are bright and not subdued (subdued insignia was common by 1968) and the helmet covers are Woodland BDU, not the M59 "Vine Leaf / USMC reversible" pattern which is correct for Vietnam.
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'''''1968 Tunnel Rats''''' is a 2008 Vietnam War film directed by infamous [[Uwe Boll]]. As typical for Uwe Boll films, there is a lot to criticize, though the film itself has mixed reviews (some reviewers actually think Boll is getting better). It appears that not a lot of thought was put into accurately portraying Vietnam War-era uniforms and gear for the film. Being filmed in South Africa (standing in for Vietnam), US soldiers wear green South African cotton uniforms (as seen in ''[[Red Scorpion]]'' in the guise of Russian and Cuban soldiers), their shoulder patches are bright and not subdued (subdued insignia was common by 1968) and the helmet covers are Woodland BDU, not the M59 "Vine Leaf / USMC reversible" pattern which is correct for Vietnam.
  
 
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=Rifles=
 
=Rifles=
 
==Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine==
 
==Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine==
Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) and Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) carry the [[M16 rifle series|Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine]] rifles.
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Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) and Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) carry [[M16 rifle series|Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbines]] as their weapons.
[[Image:ColtSporterIICarbine.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Colt Sporter II Carbine with 20 round magazine. Colt model #R-6420. Colt still insisted on using the SP1 style lower receiver so any rifle that looks like this but has the ribbing around the magazine release button is not a Colt rifle. Variants of this rifle have both the round and tear drop forward assist buttons, however, most of the early years of production had the tear drop button, like this rifle in the photo - - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:ColtSporterIICarbine.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Colt Sporter II Carbine with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. Colt model #R-6420. Colt still insisted on using the SP1 style lower receiver so any rifle that looks like this but has the ribbing around the magazine release button is not a Colt rifle. Variants of this rifle have both the round and tear drop forward assist buttons, however, most of the early years of production had the tear drop button, like this rifle in the image.]]
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) carries a Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine as he greets the new arrivals.]]
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[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) holds a Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine as he greets the new arrivals.]]
[[Image:TRats SgtMikeHeaney ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) gives the order to saddle up, holding his Sporter Carbine.]]
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[[Image:TRats SgtMikeHeaney ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) gives the order to saddle up while holding his Sporter Carbine.]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtSporterCarbine 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Heaney aims his Sporter Carbine down a tunnel.]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtSporterCarbine 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Heaney aims his Sporter Carbine down a tunnel.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier fires his Sporter Carbine during the NVA attack.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier ColtSporterCarbine.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier fires his Sporter Carbine during the NVA attack.]]
  
 
==M16==
 
==M16==
The original model [[M16 rifle series|M16]] are used at the beginning of the film during the chopper disembarkation by Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]) and other soldiers. As with the other rifles in the film, it can be seen on occasion with anachronistic 30-round magazines.
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The original [[M16 rifle series|M16 rifles]] are carried by Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) and other US soldiers during the chopper disembarkation at the beginning of the film. As with the other rifles in the film, M16s can be seen on occasion with anachronistic 30-round magazines.
[[Image:M16-SP1.jpg|thumb|none|500px|The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:M16-SP1.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Original M16 - 5.56x45mm - the first model, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash-hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano M16.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]) with an M16 during the Chopper ride. This gives a good shot of the ALICE suspenders, that are used by many soldiers in the movie, and that are obviously wrong for the period depicted.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano M16.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) with an M16 during the chopper ride. This gives a good shot of the ALICE suspenders, that are used by many US soldiers in the film, and that are obviously wrong for the period depicted.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier M16.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier hauling a body bag carries an M16.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier M16.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier hauling a body bag carries an M16.]]
  
 
==M16A1/XM16E1==
 
==M16A1/XM16E1==
Most of the US Soldiers carry the updated [[M16 rifle series|M16A1]] as well as the earlier variant [[M16 rifle series|XM16E1]] rifles, including Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Pvt. Samuel Graybridge ([[Brandon Fobbs]]), Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]) Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) and Pvt. Bob Miller ([[Jeffrey Christopher Todd]]).
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Most of the US soldiers carry the updated [[M16 rifle series|M16A1]] as well as the earlier variant [[M16 rifle series|XM16E1]] rifles, including Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs), Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette), Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) and Pvt. Bob Miller (Jeffrey Christopher Todd).
[[Image:M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|500px|M16A1 with 20 round magazine. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward Receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|450px|M16A1 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver.]]
[[Image:M16A1wA2Handguards.jpg|thumb|none|500px|M16A1 with A2 style handguards. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:M16A1wA2Handguards.jpg|thumb|none|450px|M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Film/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, using M16A2s with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B films.]]
[[Image:XM16E1.jpg|thumb|none|500px|XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1) - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:XM16E1.jpg|thumb|none|450px|XM16E1 rifle with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1).]]
[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Graybridge on watch with his XM16E1.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs) on watch with his XM16E1.]]
[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) fires an XM16E1 during the NVA attack on the US Camp.]]
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[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) fires an XM16E1 during the NVA attack on the US camp.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Graybridge fires at pursuing NVA at full automatic.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Graybridge fires at pursuing NVA soldiers in full-automatic mode.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtBobMiller M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Bob Miller ([[Jeffrey Christopher Todd]]) with his XM16E1.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtBobMiller M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Bob Miller (Jeffrey Christopher Todd) with his XM16E1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtBobMiller M16A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Miller tries to clear a jam on his XM16E1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtBobMiller M16A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Miller tries to clear a jam on his XM16E1.]]
  
 
==M16A2==
 
==M16A2==
During the scene where a captured NVA soldier is hung, a soldier can be seen with an anachronistic M16A2 rifles, identified by the heavy barrel. [[M16A2]] did not enter U.S. Army service until 1989.
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During the scene where a captured NVA soldier is hung, a US soldier can be seen with an anachronistic [[M16A2]] rifle, identified by the heavy barrel. The M16A2 did not enter U.S. Army service until 1989.
[[Image:M16A2.jpg|thumb|none|500px|M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:M16A2.jpg|thumb|none|450px|M16A2 rifle - 5.56x45mm]]
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford PvtTerranceVerano M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]) and Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) lugging M16A2 rifles on patrol.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford PvtTerranceVerano M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) and Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) holding their M16A2 rifles on patrol.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Samuel Graybridge ([[Brandon Fobbs]]) carries an M16A2 rifle and anachronistic 30-round magazines.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtSamuelGraybridge M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs) carries an M16A2 rifle and an anachronistic 30-round magazine.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford scans the jungle with his M16A2.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M16A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford scans the jungle with his M16A2.]]
[[Image:TRats Soldier M16A2 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A Soldier rests an M16A2 rifle on his chest.]]
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[[Image:TRats Soldier M16A2 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier rests an M16A2 rifle on his chest.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier M16A2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16A2, identified by its heavy barrel, can be seen in the center of the image.]]
 
[[Image:TRats Soldier M16A2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16A2, identified by its heavy barrel, can be seen in the center of the image.]]
  
 
==Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AK-47)==
 
==Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AK-47)==
NVA soldiers use what appear to be at first glance [[AK-47]] rifles. However, based on their 5.56 magazines and angled Valmet-style receiver design, these rifles are actually [[Galil#Vektor R5|Vektor R5 rifles]] modified to resemble Kalashnikovs. Most NLF soldiers, including Vo Mai ([[Jane Le]]), Huy Tran ([[Scott Ly]]) and Nguyen Van Chien ([[John Wynn]]) use R5s modified to look like the [[AK-47]]. Similar weapons have appeared in other movies made in South Africa, such as ''[[District 9]]'', ''[[Dangerous Ground]]'' or ''[[Chris Ryan's Strike Back]]''.
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NVA soldiers use what appear to be at first glance [[AK-47]] rifles. However, based on their 5.56mm magazines and angled Valmet-style receiver design, these rifles are actually [[Galil#Vektor R5|Vektor R5 rifles]] modified to resemble Kalashnikovs. Most of the NLF soldiers, including Vo Mai (Jane Le), Huy Tran (Scott Ly) and Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) use R5s modified to look like the AK-47s. Similar weapons have appeared in other films made in South Africa, such as ''[[District 9]]'', ''[[Dangerous Ground]]'' or ''[[Strike Back|Chris Ryan's Strike Back]]''.
[[Image:VektorR5.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Vektor R5, 5.56x45mm]]
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[[Image:VektorR5.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm]]
[[Image:TypeIII AK47.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm]]
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[[Image:TypeIII AK47.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm]]
[[Image:TRats VoMai AK47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Vo Mai ([[Jane Le]]) carries a faux AK-47.]]
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[[Image:TRats VoMai AK47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Vo Mai (Jane Le) carries a faux AK-47.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AK47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NLF soldier fires a faux AK-47.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AK47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NLF soldier fires a faux AK-47.]]
[[Image:TRats HuyTran NguyenVanChien NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy Tran ([[Scott Ly]]) and Nguyen Van Chien ([[John Wynn]]) with Vektor R5/AK-47 rifles.]]
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[[Image:TRats HuyTran NguyenVanChien NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy Tran (Scott Ly) and Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) with their Vektor R5/AK-47 rifles.]]
[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen aims his faux AK-47. ]]
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[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen points his faux AK-47.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen loads a magazine.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen loads a magazine.]]
 
[[Image:TRats HuyTrain Norinco Type 84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy on patrol with his R5/AK-47.]]
 
[[Image:TRats HuyTrain Norinco Type 84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy on patrol with his R5/AK-47.]]
[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen aims his R5/AK-47. Note the angled receiver design and differently shaped indentation that distinguishes the rifle as a R5.]]
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[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen points his R5/AK-47. Note the angled receiver design and differently shaped indentation that distinguishes the rifle as an R5.]]
[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 4.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen fires his R5/AK-47 on semi-automatic mode.]]
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[[Image:TRats NguyenVanChien NorincoType84 4.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen fires his R5/AK-47 in semi-automatic mode.]]
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A NVA soldier tries to clear a jam on his rifle.]]
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[[Image:TRats NVASoldier NorincoType84.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NVA soldier tries to clear a jam on his rifle.]]
 
[[Image:TRats HuyTrain Norinco Type 84 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy struggles to load his weapon.]]
 
[[Image:TRats HuyTrain Norinco Type 84 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Huy struggles to load his weapon.]]
  
 
==Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AKS-47)==
 
==Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AKS-47)==
A NVA soldier is seen with a R5 that has been made to look like an [[AK-47|AKS-47]] with a folding stock.
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An NVA soldier is seen with an R5 that has been made to look like an [[AK-47|AKS-47]] with a folding stock.
[[File:DeactivatedAKS(1954-59).jpg|thumb|none|500px|AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm]]
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[[Image:VektorR5.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm]]
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AKS-47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NVA soldier fires an AKS-47.]]
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[[File:DeactivatedAKS(1954-59).jpg|thumb|none|450px|AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm]]
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[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AKS-47.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NVA soldier fires a faux AKS-47.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AKS-47 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A clear view of the folding stock as the NVA soldier is gunned down.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier AKS-47 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A clear view of the folding stock as the NVA soldier is gunned down.]]
  
 
==Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine==
 
==Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine==
A [[Mosin Nagant Rifle|Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine]] can be seen in Vo Mai's ([[Jane Le]]) dugout in the tunnels.
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A [[Mosin Nagant Rifle|Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine]] can be seen in Vo Mai's (Jane Le) dugout in the tunnels.
[[Image:M38Carbine.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine. This is the version issued during most of World War 2, the M44 would not be fielded until the last six months of the war. Note slightly shorter barrel, lack of brass reinforcements in the Sling holes and lack of bayonet notch in the stock - 7.62x54R]]
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[[Image:M38Carbine.jpg|thumb|none|400px|Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR. This is the model issued during most of World War Two, the M44 would not be fielded until the last six months of the war. Note slightly shorter barrel, lack of brass reinforcements in the sling holes and lack of bayonet notch in the stock.]]
[[Image:TRats VoMai MosinNagant.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine sits against a wall in Vo Mai's ([[Jane Le]]) dugout.]]
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[[Image:TRats VoMai MosinNagant.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine leans against a wall in Vo Mai's (Jane Le) dugout.]]
[[Image:TRats VoMai MosinNagant 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Another shot of the M38 Carbine against the wall.]]
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[[Image:TRats VoMai MosinNagant 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Another shot of the M38 Carbine leans against the wall.]]
  
 
=Machine Guns=
 
=Machine Guns=
==M60 Machine Gun==
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==M60==
The [[M60 machine gun|M60 Machine Gun]] is used by Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) and Pvt. Dean Garraty ([[Adrian Collins]]). A soldier uses one during the NVA attack on the base camp. Note that every operator fires it one handed - a difficult feat.
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The [[M60 machine gun]] is used by Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) and Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins). A US soldier also uses one during the NVA attack on the base camp. Note that every operator fires it one-handed - a difficult feat.
[[Image:M60.jpg|thumb|none|400px|M60 Machine Gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO]]
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[[Image:M60.jpg|thumb|none|450px|M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO]]
[[Image:TRats PvtDeanGarrity M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Dean Garraty ([[Adrian Collins]]) with the M60 Machine Gun.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtDeanGarrity M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins) with the M60 machine gun.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M60, now the responsibility of Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]), leans against a fallen log.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M60, now the responsibility of Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]), leans against a fallen log.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford picks up the M60 when he and Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]) are ambushed by the NVA.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford picks up the M60 when he and Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) are ambushed by the NVA.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford firing the M60 one-handed in Rambo mode as he shows us his war face.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M60LMG 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lidford firing the M60 one-handed in Rambo mode as he shows us his war face.]]
[[Image:TRats Soldier M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A Soldier defending the camp perimeter opens up with an M60.]]
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[[Image:TRats Soldier M60LMG.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier defending the camp perimeter opens fire with an M60.]]
[[Image:TRats Soldier M60LMG 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The Soldier fires his M60 before being gunned down by an NVA solider. With scenes like these, you'd think that US Soldiers were trained to fire LMG's one-handed.]]
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[[Image:TRats Soldier M60LMG 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier fires his M60 before being gunned down by an NVA soldier. With scenes like these, you'd think that US soldiers were trained to fire LMGs one-handed.]]
  
 
==Browning M2HB==
 
==Browning M2HB==
A [[Browning M2|Browning M2HB]] is seen mounted in the camp perimeter. The gunner is killed before he can use it.
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A [[Browning M2|Browning M2HB]] is mounted in the camp perimeter. The gunner is killed before he can use it.
[[Image:BrowningM2.jpg|thumb|none|400px|Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG]]
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[[Image:BrowningM2.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG]]
[[Image:TRats Soldier BrowningM2HB.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier loading a Browning M2HB. Here you see, on the black soldier on the left, another equipment massively used in the movie: the Webbing P58, that is BRITISH...one could expect that at least nationality, if not the model, would have been right, but hey that's Uwe Boll!]]
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[[Image:TRats Soldier BrowningM2HB.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier loading a Browning M2HB in the background. Here you see, on the black soldier on the left, another equipment massively used in the film: the Webbing P58, that is BRITISH... one could expect that at least nationality, if not the model, would have been right, but hey that's Uwe Boll!]]
[[Image:TRats Soldier BrowningM2HB 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier manning the M2HB as his comrade's brains are blown out behind him. Apparently he doesn't notice this, or the raging firefight around him. According to Vietnam War movie logic, he's probably high. He certainly looks it.]]
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[[Image:TRats Soldier BrowningM2HB 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A US soldier manning the M2HB as his comrade's brains are blown out behind him. Apparently he doesn't notice this or the raging firefight around him. According to Vietnam War film logic, he's probably high. He certainly looks it.]]
[[Image:TRats BrowningM2HB.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The unmanned M2HB swings from its mount as Nguyen Van Chien ([[John Wynn]]) decides the soldier isn't dead enough, and proceeds to posthumously dismember him. One would hate to think what would happen to the poor bastard if Nguyen got him alive.]]
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[[Image:TRats BrowningM2HB.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The unmanned M2HB swings from its mount as Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) decides the US soldier isn't dead enough, and proceeds to posthumously dismember him. One would hate to think what would happen to the poor bastard if Nguyen got him alive.]]
[[Image:TRats BrowningM2HB 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen, in overkill mode, fires his Norinco Type 84S next to the M2HB.]]
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[[Image:TRats BrowningM2HB 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Nguyen, in overkill mode, fires his R5/AK-47 next to the M2HB.]]
  
 
=Shotguns=
 
=Shotguns=
 
==Smith & Wesson Model 916A==
 
==Smith & Wesson Model 916A==
Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]) carries a [[Smith & Wesson 916 Shotgun Series|Smith & Wesson Model 916A]] shotgun as his personal-issue weapon.
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Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) carries a [[Smith & Wesson 916 Shotgun Series|Smith & Wesson Model 916A]] shotgun as his personal weapon.
[[Image:Smith-&-Wesson-916A-Shotgun.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Smith & Wesson Model 916A - 12 gauge]]
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[[Image:Smith-&-Wesson-916A-Shotgun.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Smith & Wesson Model 916A - 12 Gauge]]
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]) holding his Smith & Wesson Model 916A during the chopper ride to base.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) holding his Smith & Wesson Model 916A during the chopper ride to base.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Harris clutches his Model 916A.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Harris clutches his Model 916A.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Harris kneels with his Model 916A.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris S&WModel916-A 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Harris kneels with his Model 916A.]]
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=Handguns=
 
=Handguns=
 
==Colt M1911A1==
 
==Colt M1911A1==
The [[M1911 pistol series|Colt M1911A1]] is used by the US Soldiers for Tunnel Rat Duty. Sporting it throughout the film are Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Sgt. Mike Heaney ([[Brad Schmidt]]), Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]), Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]), Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]), Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) and Pvt. Dean Garraty ([[Adrian Collins]]).  
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The [[M1911 pistol series|Colt M1911A1]] is used by the US soldiers for tunnel rat duty. Carrying it throughout the film are Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt), Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem), Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) and Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins).
[[Image:M1911Colt.jpg|thumb|none|400px|World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP]]
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[[Image:M1911Colt.jpg|thumb|none|300px|World War Two issued Colt M1911A1 pistol - .45 ACP]]
[[Image:TRats PvtDeanGarrity ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Dean Garraty ([[Adrian Collins]]) pulls out his Colt M1911A1 for tunnel rat duty.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtDeanGarrity ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins) pulls out his Colt M1911A1 for tunnel rat duty.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) loads his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) loads his M1911A1.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]) prepares to enter the tunnels with his M1911A1.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) prepares to enter the tunnels with his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson ColtM1911A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson with his M1911A1 and flashlight as he emerges from the tunnels.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson ColtM1911A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson with his M1911A1 and flashlight as he emerges from the tunnels.]]
[[Image:TRats SgtMikeHeaney ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Mike Heaney ([[Brad Schmidt]]) brandishing an M1911A1 as he crawls through the tunnel system.]]
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[[Image:TRats SgtMikeHeaney ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) brandishing an M1911A1 as he crawls through the tunnel system.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]) with an M1911A1 in the tunnels.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) with an M1911A1 in the tunnels.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]) holsters his M1911A1.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) holsters his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) crawls through the tunnels with his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) crawls through the tunnels with his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) shoots an NVA soldier with his M1911A1.]]
 
[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn ColtM1911A1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) shoots an NVA soldier with his M1911A1.]]
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtM1911A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|M1911A1 in hand, Green tries to convince Vo Mai ([[Jane Le]]) that he isn't a threat to her or her family.]]
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[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen ColtM1911A1 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|With an M1911A1 in hand, Green tries to convince Vo Mai (Jane Le) that he isn't a threat to her or her family.]]
  
 
=Other Weapons=
 
=Other Weapons=
 
==M79 Grenade Launcher==
 
==M79 Grenade Launcher==
Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) uses a [[M79 grenade launcher]] during patrol; he switches to a Colt M1911A1 for the rest of the movie, which he spends in the tunnels.
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Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) carries an [[M79 grenade launcher]] during patrol; he switches to a Colt M1911A1 for the rest of the film, which he spends in the tunnels.
[[Image:M79-Grenade-Launcher.jpg|thumb|none|500px|M79 grenade launcher - 40mm]]
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[[Image:M79-Grenade-Launcher.jpg|thumb|none|400px|M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm]]
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M79GrenadeLauncher.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) carries his M79 Grenade Launcher on patrol.]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M79GrenadeLauncher.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) carries his M79 grenade launcher on patrol.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M79GrenadeLauncher 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Porterson holds his M79 as Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) opens up the tunnels.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M79GrenadeLauncher 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Porterson holds his M79 as Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) opens up the tunnels.]]
  
 
==Unknown Flamethrower==
 
==Unknown Flamethrower==
An NLF soldier picks up an unknown flamethrower model form a dead US soldier, using it against other GI's during the attack on the camp.
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An NLF soldier picks up an unknown flamethrower from a dead US soldier, using it against other GIs during the attack on the camp.
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier UnknownFlamethrower.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NLF soldier picks up a Flamethrower from a dead American.]]
 
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier UnknownFlamethrower.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An NLF soldier picks up a Flamethrower from a dead American.]]
[[Image:TRats NVASoldier UnknownFlamethrower 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The NLF soldier opens up with the Flamethrower.]]
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[[Image:TRats NVASoldier UnknownFlamethrower 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The NLF soldier opens fire with the Flamethrower.]]
  
 
==M26 Hand Grenade==
 
==M26 Hand Grenade==
Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]), Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) and Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) all carry or use the [[M26 hand grenade|M26 Hand Grenade]] at various points in the film. An M26 Grenade is also seen as part of an NVA booby trap in the tunnels.
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Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) and Pvt. Jim Lidford ([[Nate Parker]]) all carry or use the [[M26 hand grenade|M26 Hand Grenade]] at various points. An M26 Grenade is also seen as part of an NVA booby-trap in the tunnels.
[[Image:200px-M-67handgrenade.jpg|thumb|none|300px|M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade]]
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[[Image:200px-M-67handgrenade.jpg|thumb|none|200px|M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade]]
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]) with an M26 Hand Grenade attached to his jacket.]]
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[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) with an M26 Hand Grenade attached to his jacket.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An M26 Grenade on Pvt. Jim Lidford's ([[Nate Parker]]) jacket.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJimLidford M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An M26 Grenade on Pvt. Jim Lidford's ([[Nate Parker]]) jacket.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson M26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) hands a pair of M26 Grenades to Johnson.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson M26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Lt. Vic Hollowborn ([[Michael Paré]]) hands a pair of M26 Grenades to Johnson.]]
 
[[Image:TRats BoobyTrapM26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson unearths a booby-trapped M26 Grenade planted by the NVA.]]
 
[[Image:TRats BoobyTrapM26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson unearths a booby-trapped M26 Grenade planted by the NVA.]]
[[Image:TRats BoobyTrapM26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Close-up of the string attached to the Grenade pin.]]
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[[Image:TRats BoobyTrapM26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Close-up of the string attached to the grenade pin.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) hurriedly pulls the pin on an M26 Grenade.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Jonathon Porterson ([[Garikayi Mutambirwa]]) hurriedly pulls the pin on an M26 Grenade.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Porterson's M26 Grenade rolling to a stop.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtJonathonPorterson M26Grenade 2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Porterson's M26 Grenade rolling to a stop.]]
[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Hollowborn uses an M26 Grenade to detonate a crate of them in an attempt to destroy the NVA in the camp.]]
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[[Image:TRats LtVicHollowborn M26Grenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Hollowborn uses an M26 Grenade to detonate a box of grenades in an attempt to kill the NVA in the camp.]]
  
 
==M7 CS Gas Grenade==
 
==M7 CS Gas Grenade==
The [[M7 CS gas grenade|M7 CS Gas Grenade]] is used by the US Tunnel Rats to clear the way for their entry in the tunnel systems. Sporting and using the M7 are Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]), Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]), Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]) and Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]).
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The [[M7 CS gas grenade|M7 CS Gas Grenade]] is used by the US soldiers to clear the way for their entry in the tunnel systems. Carrying and using the M7 are Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) and Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette).
[[Image:M7A3.jpg|thumb|none|200px|M7 CS Gas Grenade]]
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[[Image:M7A3.jpg|thumb|none|200px|M7A3 CS Gas Grenade]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) on patrol with an M7 CS Gas Grenade on his jacket.]]
 
[[Image:TRats CplDanGreen M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Cpl. Dan Green ([[Wilson Bethel]]) on patrol with an M7 CS Gas Grenade on his jacket.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris PvtCarlJohnson M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris ([[Mitch Eakins]]) hands an M7 to Pvt. Carl Johnson ([[Erik Eidem]]).]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtPeterHarris PvtCarlJohnson M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) hands an M7 to Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem).]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson primes the M7 before throwing it into the tunnel.]]
 
[[Image:TRats PvtCarlJohnson M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Johnson primes the M7 before throwing it into the tunnel.]]
[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Close-up of an M7 Gas Grenade, carried by Pvt. Terence Verano ([[Rocky Marquette]]).]]
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[[Image:TRats PvtTerenceVerano M7CSGasGrenade.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Close-up of an M7 Gas Grenade carried by Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette).]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:18, 14 February 2020

1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)

1968 Tunnel Rats is a 2008 Vietnam War film directed by infamous Uwe Boll. As typical for Uwe Boll films, there is a lot to criticize, though the film itself has mixed reviews (some reviewers actually think Boll is getting better). It appears that not a lot of thought was put into accurately portraying Vietnam War-era uniforms and gear for the film. Being filmed in South Africa (standing in for Vietnam), US soldiers wear green South African cotton uniforms (as seen in Red Scorpion in the guise of Russian and Cuban soldiers), their shoulder patches are bright and not subdued (subdued insignia was common by 1968) and the helmet covers are Woodland BDU, not the M59 "Vine Leaf / USMC reversible" pattern which is correct for Vietnam.


The following weapons were used in the film 1968 Tunnel Rats:

Contents

[edit] Rifles

[edit] Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine

Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) and Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) carry Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbines as their weapons.

Colt Sporter II Carbine with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. Colt model #R-6420. Colt still insisted on using the SP1 style lower receiver so any rifle that looks like this but has the ribbing around the magazine release button is not a Colt rifle. Variants of this rifle have both the round and tear drop forward assist buttons, however, most of the early years of production had the tear drop button, like this rifle in the image.
Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) holds a Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine as he greets the new arrivals.
Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) gives the order to saddle up while holding his Sporter Carbine.
Sgt. Heaney aims his Sporter Carbine down a tunnel.
A US soldier fires his Sporter Carbine during the NVA attack.

[edit] M16

The original M16 rifles are carried by Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) and other US soldiers during the chopper disembarkation at the beginning of the film. As with the other rifles in the film, M16s can be seen on occasion with anachronistic 30-round magazines.

Original M16 - 5.56x45mm - the first model, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash-hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1.
Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) with an M16 during the chopper ride. This gives a good shot of the ALICE suspenders, that are used by many US soldiers in the film, and that are obviously wrong for the period depicted.
A US soldier hauling a body bag carries an M16.

[edit] M16A1/XM16E1

Most of the US soldiers carry the updated M16A1 as well as the earlier variant XM16E1 rifles, including Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré), Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs), Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette), Pvt. Jim Lidford (Nate Parker) and Pvt. Bob Miller (Jeffrey Christopher Todd).

M16A1 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver.
M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Film/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, using M16A2s with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B films.
XM16E1 rifle with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1).
Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs) on watch with his XM16E1.
Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré) fires an XM16E1 during the NVA attack on the US camp.
Graybridge fires at pursuing NVA soldiers in full-automatic mode.
Pvt. Bob Miller (Jeffrey Christopher Todd) with his XM16E1.
Miller tries to clear a jam on his XM16E1.

[edit] M16A2

During the scene where a captured NVA soldier is hung, a US soldier can be seen with an anachronistic M16A2 rifle, identified by the heavy barrel. The M16A2 did not enter U.S. Army service until 1989.

M16A2 rifle - 5.56x45mm
Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) and Pvt. Jim Lidford (Nate Parker) holding their M16A2 rifles on patrol.
Pvt. Samuel Graybridge (Brandon Fobbs) carries an M16A2 rifle and an anachronistic 30-round magazine.
Lidford scans the jungle with his M16A2.
A US soldier rests an M16A2 rifle on his chest.
The M16A2, identified by its heavy barrel, can be seen in the center of the image.

[edit] Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AK-47)

NVA soldiers use what appear to be at first glance AK-47 rifles. However, based on their 5.56mm magazines and angled Valmet-style receiver design, these rifles are actually Vektor R5 rifles modified to resemble Kalashnikovs. Most of the NLF soldiers, including Vo Mai (Jane Le), Huy Tran (Scott Ly) and Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) use R5s modified to look like the AK-47s. Similar weapons have appeared in other films made in South Africa, such as District 9, Dangerous Ground or Chris Ryan's Strike Back.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Vo Mai (Jane Le) carries a faux AK-47.
An NLF soldier fires a faux AK-47.
Huy Tran (Scott Ly) and Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) with their Vektor R5/AK-47 rifles.
Nguyen points his faux AK-47.
Nguyen loads a magazine.
Huy on patrol with his R5/AK-47.
Nguyen points his R5/AK-47. Note the angled receiver design and differently shaped indentation that distinguishes the rifle as an R5.
Nguyen fires his R5/AK-47 in semi-automatic mode.
An NVA soldier tries to clear a jam on his rifle.
Huy struggles to load his weapon.

[edit] Vektor R5 (Modified to Resemble AKS-47)

An NVA soldier is seen with an R5 that has been made to look like an AKS-47 with a folding stock.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
An NVA soldier fires a faux AKS-47.
A clear view of the folding stock as the NVA soldier is gunned down.

[edit] Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

A Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine can be seen in Vo Mai's (Jane Le) dugout in the tunnels.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR. This is the model issued during most of World War Two, the M44 would not be fielded until the last six months of the war. Note slightly shorter barrel, lack of brass reinforcements in the sling holes and lack of bayonet notch in the stock.
A Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine leans against a wall in Vo Mai's (Jane Le) dugout.
Another shot of the M38 Carbine leans against the wall.

[edit] Machine Guns

[edit] M60

The M60 machine gun is used by Pvt. Jim Lidford (Nate Parker) and Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins). A US soldier also uses one during the NVA attack on the base camp. Note that every operator fires it one-handed - a difficult feat.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins) with the M60 machine gun.
The M60, now the responsibility of Pvt. Jim Lidford (Nate Parker), leans against a fallen log.
Lidford picks up the M60 when he and Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) are ambushed by the NVA.
Lidford firing the M60 one-handed in Rambo mode as he shows us his war face.
A US soldier defending the camp perimeter opens fire with an M60.
A US soldier fires his M60 before being gunned down by an NVA soldier. With scenes like these, you'd think that US soldiers were trained to fire LMGs one-handed.

[edit] Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is mounted in the camp perimeter. The gunner is killed before he can use it.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A US soldier loading a Browning M2HB in the background. Here you see, on the black soldier on the left, another equipment massively used in the film: the Webbing P58, that is BRITISH... one could expect that at least nationality, if not the model, would have been right, but hey that's Uwe Boll!
A US soldier manning the M2HB as his comrade's brains are blown out behind him. Apparently he doesn't notice this or the raging firefight around him. According to Vietnam War film logic, he's probably high. He certainly looks it.
The unmanned M2HB swings from its mount as Nguyen Van Chien (John Wynn) decides the US soldier isn't dead enough, and proceeds to posthumously dismember him. One would hate to think what would happen to the poor bastard if Nguyen got him alive.
Nguyen, in overkill mode, fires his R5/AK-47 next to the M2HB.

[edit] Shotguns

[edit] Smith & Wesson Model 916A

Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 916A shotgun as his personal weapon.

Smith & Wesson Model 916A - 12 Gauge
Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) holding his Smith & Wesson Model 916A during the chopper ride to base.
Harris clutches his Model 916A.
Harris kneels with his Model 916A.
Harris fires his Model 916A at charging NVA soldiers.

[edit] Handguns

[edit] Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is used by the US soldiers for tunnel rat duty. Carrying it throughout the film are Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré), Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt), Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem), Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) and Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins).

World War Two issued Colt M1911A1 pistol - .45 ACP
Pvt. Dean Garraty (Adrian Collins) pulls out his Colt M1911A1 for tunnel rat duty.
Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) loads his M1911A1.
Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) prepares to enter the tunnels with his M1911A1.
Johnson with his M1911A1 and flashlight as he emerges from the tunnels.
Sgt. Mike Heaney (Brad Schmidt) brandishing an M1911A1 as he crawls through the tunnel system.
Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette) with an M1911A1 in the tunnels.
Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) holsters his M1911A1.
Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) crawls through the tunnels with his M1911A1.
Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré) shoots an NVA soldier with his M1911A1.
With an M1911A1 in hand, Green tries to convince Vo Mai (Jane Le) that he isn't a threat to her or her family.

[edit] Other Weapons

[edit] M79 Grenade Launcher

Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) carries an M79 grenade launcher during patrol; he switches to a Colt M1911A1 for the rest of the film, which he spends in the tunnels.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) carries his M79 grenade launcher on patrol.
Porterson holds his M79 as Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré) opens up the tunnels.

[edit] Unknown Flamethrower

An NLF soldier picks up an unknown flamethrower from a dead US soldier, using it against other GIs during the attack on the camp.

An NLF soldier picks up a Flamethrower from a dead American.
The NLF soldier opens fire with the Flamethrower.

[edit] M26 Hand Grenade

Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem), Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) and Pvt. Jim Lidford (Nate Parker) all carry or use the M26 Hand Grenade at various points. An M26 Grenade is also seen as part of an NVA booby-trap in the tunnels.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) with an M26 Hand Grenade attached to his jacket.
An M26 Grenade on Pvt. Jim Lidford's (Nate Parker) jacket.
Lt. Vic Hollowborn (Michael Paré) hands a pair of M26 Grenades to Johnson.
Johnson unearths a booby-trapped M26 Grenade planted by the NVA.
Close-up of the string attached to the grenade pin.
Pvt. Jonathon Porterson (Garikayi Mutambirwa) hurriedly pulls the pin on an M26 Grenade.
Porterson's M26 Grenade rolling to a stop.
Hollowborn uses an M26 Grenade to detonate a box of grenades in an attempt to kill the NVA in the camp.

[edit] M7 CS Gas Grenade

The M7 CS Gas Grenade is used by the US soldiers to clear the way for their entry in the tunnel systems. Carrying and using the M7 are Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel), Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins), Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem) and Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette).

M7A3 CS Gas Grenade
Cpl. Dan Green (Wilson Bethel) on patrol with an M7 CS Gas Grenade on his jacket.
Pvt. Peter Harris (Mitch Eakins) hands an M7 to Pvt. Carl Johnson (Erik Eidem).
Johnson primes the M7 before throwing it into the tunnel.
Close-up of an M7 Gas Grenade carried by Pvt. Terence Verano (Rocky Marquette).



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