Age of Heroes

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Age of Heroes
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Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Adrian Vitoria
Release Date 2011
Language English
Studio Giant Films
Distributor Metrodome Distribution
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Jack Jones Sean Bean
Corporal Bob Rains Danny Dyer
Liv Jensen Izabella Miko
Lieutenant Commander Ian Fleming James D'Arcy
Sergeant MacKenzie William Houston
Lieutenant Steinar Mortensen Aksel Hennie
Corporal Syd Brightling Stephen Walters
Riley Guy Burnet
Sergeant Roger Rollright John Dagleish
Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Model Christian Rubeck

Age of Heroes is a 2011 World War II UK action film that focuses on the 30 Commando Troop - the forerunners to the SAS that was created by James Bond author Ian Fleming (who was working in British Naval Intelligence during the war). The film stars Sean Bean and Danny Dyer and follows the unit during a top secret mission in occupied Norway.

The following weapons were used in the film Age of Heroes:



Colt M1911A1

The men of 30 Commando Troop, noticeably Corporal Bob Rains (Danny Dyer) and contact Liv Jensen (Izabella Miko who acquired it from the commandos) are armed with Colt M1911A1 pistols.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Liv Jensen (Izabella Miko) trades her Double-Barrel for a Colt M1911A1.
Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) discovers his M1911A1 has run out of ammo at a very inopportune moment.

Luger P08

A Waffen SS Officer (Richard Stephens) and several German soldiers use the Luger P08. 30 Commando Troop also use it in training.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Sergeant Mac (William Houston) demonstrates the Luger P08 to 30 Commando.
Mac loads a new magazine into the Luger.
Mac pulls the breech.
Lieutenant Steinar Mortensen (Aksel Hennie) fires the Luger. Note the muzzle flash and the breech pulling back.
A Waffen SS Officer (Richard Stephens) finishes off wounded civilians with his Luger.
The SS Officer aims his Luger.

Webley Mk VI

Corporal Bob Rains (Danny Dyer) uses a captured Webley Mk VI to hold Major Jones (Sean Bean) at gunpoint and secure his escape from Military Prison.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Cpl. Rains (Danny Dyer) wrestles a Webley Mk VI out of an MP's holster.
Cpl. Rains convinces everyone to take him seriously somehow.
Cpl. Rains cocks the Webley.
Cpl. Rains holds the Webley on Major Jones (Sean Bean).

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson, mostly fitted with a simplified rear sight, is the main weapon of 30 Commando Troop, including Major Jones (Sean Bean) and Rains (Danny Dyer).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Major Jones (Sean Bean), lugging an M1928A1 Thompson, leads 30 Commando Troop on a run.
Sergeants. Mac (William Houston) and Gray (Tony Hood) with M1928A1 Thompson's.
Cpl. Rains (Danny Dyer) is forced to hold an M1928A1 Thompson over his head and stay very still as punishment.
Close-up of Mac's Thompson.
Lt. Steinar Mortensen (Aksel Hennie) with his Thompson.
Mac takes cover with his Thompson.
Roger Rollright (John Dagleish) fires his Thompson.
Jack Jones and Bob Rains open up.
Jones sneaking around.
Jones aims his Thompson...
...and fires.
Jones and Mac fire their Thompsons at SS troops.


The main weapon of the German troops in Norway is the MP40, most notably a Waffen SS soldier (Dominic Ryan) who uses it to execute Norwegian civilians for aiding the resistance. 30 Commando Troop use captured MP40's in training to familiarize with German weaponry; Sergeant Gray (Tony Hood) uses a captured MP40 in combat. Most of the MP40s seen in the film are airsoft replicas, if not all. This is evidenced by the fact that most of the guns don't eject any shells, and the CGI muzzle flashes have been added in post-production.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sergeants Gray (Tony Hood) and Mac (William Houston) demonstrate the MP40 to 30 Commando Troop.
Mac with the MP40.
Riley (Guy Burnet) and Roger Rollright (John Dagleish) fire the MP40 at the firing range.
SS soldiers armed with MP40's execute Norwegian civilians.
A German soldier with an MP40.
Brightling (Stephen Walters) with a captured MP40.
Riley's training comes in handy as he commandeers an MP40.
A a Waffen SS soldier (Dominic Ryan), presumably a Sergeant, beckons his troops whilst armed with an MP40.
An SS soldier fires.
The happy Sergeant opens up with his MP40.


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifle is used by Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) and his section during the prologue in Dunkirk.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War, introduced in 1907 it has seen action throughout the 20th century.
British troops run through occupied France carrying Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles.
They take aim at attacking Germans.
A soldier works the bolt on his .303.
Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) runs from the Germans, Enfield in hand.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T)

Sharpshooter Riley (Guy Burnet) is armed with a scoped Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) with magazine and scope - .303 British
Riley (Guy Burnet) carrying a scoped Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) in training.
Riley scans for targets.
Working the bolt.
Riley takes cover with the No.4.

Karabiner 98k

Several occupying Waffen SS troops in Norway are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An SS soldier fires his Karabiner 98k, giving a close-up of the CGI muzzle flash.
A German attempting to flank our protagonists meets an untimely end.
An SS soldier fires his 98k.
Armed with a 98k, an SS soldier attempts a room breach. Doesn't end well.


Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun

Norwegian Resistance contact Liv Jensen (Izabella Miko) is armed with a Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
Liv Jensen (Izabella Miko) pulls a Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun on two commandos.
Another angle.

Machine Guns

Bren Mk1

Corporal Brightling (Stephen Walters) carries a Bren Mk1 in training. It does not make an appearance in combat in Norway.

Bren Mk1 - .303 British
Brightling (Stephen Walters) carrying a Bren Mk1 during PT.
Brightling sets down the Bren.


Sergeant Mac (William Houston) commanders an MG42 during the attack on the German base, using it to great effect. Since the film is set in 1941, it's appearance is anachronistic.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier mans an MG42.
The gunner reaches for his MG42 as an explosion goes off nearby.
Sergeant Mac takes over the MG42.
Mac, with Sergeant Gray (Tony Hood) as his No. 2, mows down German reinforcements.
Mac firing.
Close-up of the barrel.


Model 24 Stielhandgranate

30 Commando Troop use the Model 24 Stielhandgranate in training and combat.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation Hand Grenade
A Commando throws a Model 24 Stielhandgranate during training.
Major Jones (Sean Bean) throws a Stielhandgranate to Steinar (Aksel Hennie).

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