Area 88

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(I remember watching the show in Japanese. Congola was used as the name, not Vietna,)
 
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=Rifles=
 
=Rifles=
 
==M16A1==
 
==M16A1==
Near all American soldiers can be seen armed with the [[M16A1 rifle]]s during the prologue from Vietnam War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
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Armed soldiers in Congola can be seen armed with the [[M16A1 rifle]]s during the prologue from the Congolan Civil War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
 
[[Image:M16A1w30rdMag.jpg|thumb|none|400px|Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm]]
 
[[Image:M16A1w30rdMag.jpg|thumb|none|400px|Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm]]
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16 rifles is seen, while one of its owners is shot by the Vietnamese sniper.]]
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[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16 rifles is seen, while one of its owners is shot by the hidden sniper.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Soldier fires his M16 single-handed. The another soldiers aims their rifles.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 3.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Soldier fires his M16 single-handed. The another soldiers aims their rifles.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 4.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Another soldier fires his M16 rifle.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 4.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Another soldier fires his M16 rifle.]]
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 5.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16 rifle is seen, while it's owner is captured in the sniper scope.]]
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[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 2 5.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The M16 rifle is seen, while its owner is captured in the sniper scope.]]
  
 
==SVD==
 
==SVD==
A Vietnamese sniper uses an [[SVD Dragunov]] during the prologue from Vietnam War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
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A sniper uses an [[SVD Dragunov]] during the prologue of the Congolan Civil War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
 
[[File:SVD Rifle.jpg|thumb|none|400px|SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R]]
 
[[File:SVD Rifle.jpg|thumb|none|400px|SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 3 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sniper drops his rifle.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 3 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Sniper drops his rifle.]]
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==FR F2==
 
==FR F2==
The [[FR F2]] is the firearm of the rebels sniper at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
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The [[FR F2]] is the firearm of the rebel sniper at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
 
[[Image:FRF2 lunette Schrome.jpg|thumb|none|400px|FR F2 with bolt opened and magazine removed - 7.62x51mm NATO]]
 
[[Image:FRF2 lunette Schrome.jpg|thumb|none|400px|FR F2 with bolt opened and magazine removed - 7.62x51mm NATO]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 1 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The muzzle of the rifle is perfectly seen.]]
 
[[Image:Area 88 Ep 08 rifle 1 1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The muzzle of the rifle is perfectly seen.]]

Latest revision as of 10:19, 14 January 2020


Area 88
Area 88 poster.jpg
Poster
Country JAP.jpg Japan
Language English
Japanese
Channel Animax
Asahi Broadcasting
Creator Kaoru Shintani (manga)
Isamu Imakake (directed)
Genre War
Action
Drama
Adventure
Broadcast 2004
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 12



The following weapons were used in the anime series Area 88:

Contents


[edit] Rifles

[edit] M16A1

Armed soldiers in Congola can be seen armed with the M16A1 rifles during the prologue from the Congolan Civil War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).

Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The M16 rifles is seen, while one of its owners is shot by the hidden sniper.
Soldier fires his M16 single-handed. The another soldiers aims their rifles.
Another soldier fires his M16 rifle.
The M16 rifle is seen, while its owner is captured in the sniper scope.

[edit] SVD

A sniper uses an SVD Dragunov during the prologue of the Congolan Civil War at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R
Sniper drops his rifle.
The same sniper in ambush.
A close view of the scope.

[edit] FR F2

The FR F2 is the firearm of the rebel sniper at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).

FR F2 with bolt opened and magazine removed - 7.62x51mm NATO
The muzzle of the rifle is perfectly seen.
Sniper pulls the trigger.
A close view of the scope.
The rifle is destroyed by the aerial bombing.

[edit] Machine Guns

[edit] Colt Mk 12 cannon

The Colt Mk 12 cannon is mounted on the Greg Gates' A-4 Skyhawk and Shin's F-8 Crusader. The A-4 mounted two Mk 12s, while the F-8 had four.

Colt Mk 12 cannon with ammo belt - 20x110mm USN
Shin's machine gun...
...is fired at the "Sky Blue - Desert Wings" (Ep. 01).
The another view of the Shin's weapon at the same episode.
A good view of the Shin's machine gun at the "Boris - Tombstone of the Setting Sun" (Ep. 02).
The Colt is seen on the Greg's Skyhawk during the flight at the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).
Shin's F-8 is seen at the few seconds later.
A good view of the Greg's Colt at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).
Colt is seen at the left at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).
The barrel of the Colt is partly seen on the photo at the "Truth - Truth of the Sand" (Ep. 11).

[edit] DEFA cannon

The Mirage F1 of the female mercenary Kitori Palvanaff was equipped with the DEFA cannon.

DEFA cannon 30mm in twin mount
Kitori fires the machine gun during the battle at the "Lip Stick - Unyielding Rouge" (Ep. 05).
The muzzle is seen a second later at the "Lip Stick - Unyielding Rouge" (Ep. 05).
The another view of the same scene.
Kitori examines the power of the machine gun at the "Cross Over - Intersection of Solitude" (Ep. 06).
The another view of the same scene.
The slightly other view of Kitori's machine gun at the "Cross Over - Intersection of Solitude" (Ep. 06).
Kitori fires the machine gun during the battle at the "Truth - Truth of the Sand" (Ep. 11).

[edit] Pontiac M39

Japanese mercenary, named Shin Kazama has two Pontiac M39s mounted on his F-5.

Pontiac M39 - 20x102mm
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Shin's machine guns seen protruding from the nose during the opening of the "Desert - Skies of Betrayal" (Ep. 04).
Shin Kazama about to fire the machine gun at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).
Shin Kazama fires his machine gun during the battle at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).
The another view of the same scene.
Shin fires the machine gun at the "Truth - Truth of the Sand" (Ep. 11).
The another view of the Shin's machine gun at the same scene.
Kitori uses her weapon at the "Lock On - Wings of the Wind" (Ep. 12).

[edit] General Dynamics GAU-12/U

Several mercenaries, include Kim Aba uses combat planes, which is equipped with the General Dynamics GAU-12/U machine guns.

General Dynamics GAU-12/U with unfired rounds - 25x137mm
Numerous machine guns can be seen at the "Boris - Tombstone of the Setting Sun" (Ep. 02).
Kim's machine gun is partly, mounted at the Harrier seen at the "Hungry Boy - Sweet Soldier" (Ep. 07).

[edit] M61 Vulcan

Several mercenaries uses M61 Vulcan machine guns.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
A view of the Kitori's machine gun during the opening of the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).
Kim fires the machine gun during the battle at the "Lip Stick - Unyielding Rouge" (Ep. 05).
The American mercenary, named Mickey Simon fires the machine gun, mounted on his F-14 during the battle at the "Fire Ball - Contrails of Destiny" (Ep. 10).
Kitori's weapon is seen during the battle at the "Fire Ball - Contrails of Destiny" (Ep. 10).

[edit] General Dynamics GAU-17/A

Both Kitori and Shin uses General Dynamics GAU-17/A machine guns, mounted on their combat plane.

GAU-17/A mounted in Osprey V-22 VTOL fuselage via Remote Guardian System - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The airbase crew loaded Shin's machine gun at the "Hungry Boy - Sweet Soldier" (Ep. 07).
A more close view of the same scene.
Shin's six-barreled machine gun is partly seen a few minutes later.
Kitori fires a few seconds later.
Kitori's armament in action at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).

[edit] Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23

Rebel's MiG-17s is equipped with the Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 machine guns. The twin Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 machine guns is seen mounted on the rebel's cargo plane at the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).

Nudelman Rikhter NR-23 on display - 23mm
Rebel aims...
...and fires...
...the machine gun during the opening of the "Sky Blue - Desert Wings" (Ep. 01).
Rebel's MiG-17...
...is seen blasting the machine gun at the "Sky Blue - Desert Wings" (Ep. 01).
Another rebel fires the machine gun at the same episode.
Machine gun is firing at the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).
Shin shot down enemy combat plane at the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).
A close view of the same scene.
A similar looking machine gun is seen mounted on the top of the same plane.
Rebel's MiG-17 in action...
...during the battle at the "Shin & Makoto - Finder of a Blue Sky" (Ep. 03).
Rebel attacks mercenaries at the "Lip Stick - Unyielding Rouge" (Ep. 05).
A close view of the same scene.
The view of the same guns from the other side.
Rebel fires the machine gun at the "Hungry Boy - Sweet Soldier" (Ep. 07).
Another rebels use their armament at the same episode.

[edit] Nudelman N-37

The Nudelman N-37 is also mounted on rebel's MiG-17s.

Nudelman N-37 - 37mm
Rebel blastes the machine gun at the "Desert - Skies of Betrayal" (Ep. 04).
Rebel attacks mercenaries at the "Lip Stick - Unyielding Rouge" (Ep. 05).
A close view of the same scene.
The view of the same guns from the other side.
Rebel fires the machine gun at the "Hungry Boy - Sweet Soldier" (Ep. 07).
Another rebels use their armament at the same episode.

[edit] Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23

Numerous rebel's MiG-21s is seen equipped with the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 machine guns.

Grayzev-Shipunov GSh-23 with ammo belt - 23x115mm
Machine gun which is seen at the bottom is...
...is fires at the "Desert - Skies of Betrayal" (Ep. 04).
A close up...
...of the firing machine gun at the same episode.
Rebel a second before using his weapons at the "Hungry Boy - Sweet Soldier" (Ep. 07).
Machine gun...
...is seen in action at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).
Rebel fires the machine gun at the "Truth - Truth of the Sand" (Ep. 11).
Another rebel (at the background) pursing Shin at the same episode.

[edit] Other

[edit] 85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K)

Rebels use 85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K)s.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85x629mm R
Rebels uncover their cannons...
...aims...
...and fires it at the "Sky Blue - Desert Wings" (Ep. 01).
The muzzle is seen on the photo at the "Boris - Tombstone of the Setting Sun" (Ep. 02).
The cannon is fired at the "Boris - Tombstone of the Setting Sun" (Ep. 02).
Rebels fire their cannons at the "Canyon - Tightrope at the Speed of Sound" (Ep. 09).

[edit] S-60 AA cannon

Mercenaries fire 57mm S-60 AA autocannon at the "Sand Glass - Sand's Bullet" (Ep. 08).

57mm S-60 AA autocannon in Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Mercenaries readied their cannon.

[edit] Anti-Aircraft Weapons

Rebels use some kind of the anti-aircraft weapons against mercenaries at the "Boris - Tombstone of the Setting Sun" (Ep. 02).

Rebels a second before using the weapons.

[edit] F-1 hand grenade

The F-1 hand grenade can be briefly seen at the "Truth - Truth of the Sand" (Ep. 11).

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The grenade is seen at the bottom, center.



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