American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq

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American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq (2005)

American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq (which also was released under the title American Soldiers) is a 2005 Iraq War film directed by Sidney J. Furie (Iron Eagle). Based on a true story and set in April 12, 2004, the film follows the story of a small patrol unit from the 1st Calvary, U.S. Army, as they endure that hardships of patrolling the streets of Baghdad while holding off several attacks by insurgents.

The following weapon appear in the film American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq:




Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS, standing in for the standard issue Beretta M9, is carried by most of the American soldiers, also by Lt. Ahmed (Vince Salonia) and the undercover insurgent dressed as an Iraqi police officer.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
The undercover Iraqi insurgent fires a Beretta 92FS while been chased by Lt. Ahmed.
PFC Romeo (Brett Ryan) firing a Beretta 92FS during the final battle, after running out of ammo for the his M727.

M1917 Revolver

The M1917 Revolver is used by an Iraqi police officer during one of the raids on the police station.

Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP.



The AK-47 is carried by Iraqi insurgents.

Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm.


The AKMS is seen fired by an Iraqi insurgent during the final battle, before been killed by SPC Tyler Jackson (Curtis Morgan).

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm.
An Iraqi insurgent firing an AKMS, before been killed by SPC Tyler Jackson (Curtis Morgan). Note the headband, typical of a member of Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades

Colt Model 727

The Colt Model 727 is carried by PFC Dowdy (Paul Sturino), SPC Cohen (Jordan Brown) and SPC Romeo (Brett Ryan). While Dowdy is using a standard M727 and Romeo has a M203 grenade launcher attached to his M727, Cohen has a custom variant, fitted with a KAC M4-style railed handguard, a SureFire WeaponLight and a RIS foregrip, probably built to resemble an M4, which was the primary weapon of most front-line U.S. soldiers in 2004.

Colt Model 727 "M16A2 carbine" - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Colt Model 727 with M203 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm NATO and 40mm.
SPC Cohen holding tight his custom M727. Note the proper trigger discipline.
SPC Romeo firing his M727/M203. Note the ammunition-bearing vest designed for carrying 40mm grenades.

Colt M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 is carried by SGT Delvecchio (Zan Calabretta), SGT Ron Stalker (Shaun Taylor), PFC Johnson (Michael Belisaro), and PFC Aikens (Ben Gilbank). Both Delvecchio's and Stalker's M4A1s are fitted with an A.R.M.S. SIR system (which is not used by regular infantry troops), a vertical foregrip, an Aimpoint M68 CCO, and a SureFire WeaponLight, while both Johnson's and Aiken's M4A1s has the same configuration only without the S.I.R. system.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm.
PFC Aikens with his M4A1.
Another shot of PFC Aikens firing his M4A1 at Iraqi insurgents during the final battle.
SGT Delvecchio firing his M4A1 at Iraqi insurgents during the final battle.

Colt M16A2

The M16A2 is carried by LT Diggs (Jason Matheson).

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm NATO.

Colt M16A4

The M16A4 is carried by SPC Deke Carver (Philippe Buckland), fitted with a Trijicon TA11 3.5x35 ACOG, a 20-round magazine and a Harris bipod, making him the squad's designated marksman. Another M16A4 is carried by LT Banning, a guard in the prison and by an Iraqi insurgent during the last battle. Both Banning's and the insurgent's M16A4s are fitted with a C-More red dot sight.

M16A4 with carry handle attached and standard A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm NATO.
SPC Deke Carver (Philippe Buckland) firing his M16A4.
LT with his M16A4 strapped behind his back. Note the C-More red dot sight mounted on the top of the upper receiver.

Norinco Type 56-1

The Norinco Type 56-1 is used by Iraqi insurgents and police officers. SPC Tyler Jackson (Curtis Morgan) used a commandeered Type 56-1 in the final battle.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm.
SPC Tyler Jackson firing a Type 56-1 which he commandeered from an Iraqi insurgent.
An Iraqi policeman firing a Type 56-1 at Iraqi insurgents while assisting the escape of the American soldiers.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB is mounted on the M35 truck and fired mainly by PFC Aikens (Ben Gilbank).

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG.
PFC Aikens is manning the M2HB

Daewoo K3

The Daewoo K3, standing in for the M249 SAW, is carried by SPC Tyler Jackson (Curtis Morgan) and PFC Roy Pena (Eddie Della Siepe).

A Daewoo K3 without a disintegrating belt. - 5.56x45mm NATO.
SPC Tyler Jackson holding his Daewoo K3 in the beginning of the film. Note the proper trigger discipline.
SPC Tyler Jackson firing his Daewoo K3 at Iraqi insurgents.
PFC Roy Pena firing his Daewoo K3 at Iraqi insurgents during the final battle.


The FN MAG 58, standing in for the M240, is fired by PFC Dowdy (Paul Sturino).

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
PFC Dowdy (Paul Sturino) fires the FN MAG 58 at Iraqi insurgents.


The M60 is carried and used by Lt. Ahmed (Vince Salonia), and saying that he obtained it from the black market.

M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Lt. Ahmed holding tight his M60.


M203 Grenade Launcher

A M203 grenade launcher is attached to SPC Romeo's (Brett Ryan) M727.

M203 grenade launcher - 40x46mm.


The RPG-7 is seen fire many times by an Iraqi insurgent, both on the American soldiers and Iraqi police. SGT Delvecchio briefly uses it to blow up an Iraqi insurgent's mortar unit on a truck during the final battle.

RPG-7 - 40mm.

SPG-9 recoilless rifle

The SPG-9 is mounted on a light truck and used by Iraqi insurgents while attacking the police station.

SPG-9 recoilless rifle jeep mount - 73mm
Iraqi insurgents firing a SPG-9 at the police station.

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