Appleseed

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Appleseed (1988)

Appleseed is a 70 minute one-shot OVA based on the 1985-1989 manga series of the same name written by Masamune Shirow (creator of Ghost in the Shell, New Dominion Tank Police and Black Magic M-66).


The following weapons were used in the OVA Appleseed:

Contents


Handguns

M1911

Several Olympus Police officers in the OVA are armed with generic M1911 pistols.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A plainclothes officer readies his M1911

Browning Hi-Power

One of the ill-fated terrorists at the beginning of the OVA carries a commercial Browning Hi-Power.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
As a terrorist goes down, a hostage gets a face full of Browning.

Glock 17

Several Olympus Police officers are seen carrying first generation Glock 17s.

Glock 17 (Generation 1) - 9x19mm.
The officer "persuades" Sebastian to be quiet.
The ES.W.A.T. officer fires his Glock 17 at the terrorists.
A startled Calon Mautholos aims his Glock at Sebastian
A plainclothes cop pulls his Glock 17 on Deunan and Briareos

Unidentified Suppressed Handgun

One of Sebastian's men uses an unidentified semi-automatic handgun to kill a security guard while his cohorts steal a squad of LandMates.

This is the clearest shot of this weapon

Colt MK IV Series 70

Deunan Knute's sidearm of choice is a Colt MK IV Series 70 .45 caliber pistol. Of all the weapons in the OVA, this one undoubtedly gets the most screentime.

Colt 1911 Series 70 - .45 ACP
Deunan holds her Colt Mk IV on Sebastian
Deunan draws her Colt MK IV
Deunan flips the safety off on her Colt MK IV
The Mk IV disassembled for cleaning
Deunan cleaning her MK IV
Deunan inspects the bore of her MK IV

Colt Combat Commander

Athena carries a Colt Combat Commander, which she lends to Deunan during the finale.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
Deunan uses Athena's shoulder to steady her aim.
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A closeup of the Colt Combat Commander


Submachine Guns

MAC-11

One of the plainclothes officers at the beginning of the OVA is armed with a MAC-11 submachine gun, which he has hidden under a magazine in the back seat of the officers' car.

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
"Terrorists, man! I always say, you gotta' be prepared!" The nervous cop cocks the bolt on his MAC-11

MAC-10

Briareos Hecatonchires' weapon of choice is a MAC-10 submachine gun. Being a 7-foot tall, near-totally mechanical cyborg, he is easily able to fire the gun one-handed on full auto with minimal loss of control.

Ingram MAC-10 - .45 ACP
Briareos fires his MAC-10 at a group of terrorists
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Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Several police officers are armed with H&K MP5A2s with slimline handguards.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 w/ "slimline" handguard - 9x19mm
An ES.W.A.T. officer escorts A.J. Sebastian out of the soon-to-be line of fire

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3

Several Olympus Police officers are armed with a H&K MP5SD3 outfitted with solid stocks.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 - 9x19mm
The S.W.A.T. officers stack up on a door
A police officer fires his MP5SD3 at the terrorists
A police officer stands guard outside the capital of Olympus with his MP5SD3
A cyborg cop with his MP5SD3

MP40

One of the thugs that Deunan and Briareos try to interrogate opens fire on them with a MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
The thug unloads his MP40 at Deunan
The thug learns that a 9mm submachine gun isn't much good against a seven-foot-tall cyborg


Rifles

M16A1

Two of the cyborg terrorists in the opening sequence are armed with M16A1 rifles. In a possible continuity error, in the next shot, the rifle has a 20 round magazine instead of the 30 round magazine it started out with.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
The S.W.A.T. sniper draws a bead on the M16-toting terrorist.
"If we don't get what we want then ya' can whistle Dixie!"

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

The S.W.A.T. snipers during the first terrorist attack are seen using a H&K PSG-1 sniper rifles outfitted with bipods.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
"Team A, ready to go!"
"B Team, ready to go"

Briareos' Rifle

Briareos is seen using an extremely large, high caliber bullpup rifle when Hitomi is kidnapped. This is a fictional rifle that appears several times in the manga and is usually used by LandMates. Given Briareos' size and strength, he is able to use this weapon like a regular assault rifle.

"That's far enough. Do what I say and this won't go off." Briareos holds an enemy LandMate at gunpoint.
"Alright, hot shot, drop da' girl or I'll fill you so full a' holes you'll be winnin' the next Mr. Swiss Cheese contest. You're really begginin' to piss me off, now drop da' fuckin' girl!" When you're a cyborg with a huge assault rifle, you can give all the cheesy one-liners you want.
Briareos with his rifle. Note that the LandMate behind him is holding the same exact model

Machine Guns

Browning M1919

The officers who try to arrest the terrorist at the beginning of the OVA wind up on the business end of a Browning M1919 mounted to an M2 tripod.

Browning M1919 .30-06 on M2 tripod
"You're all under arrest... oh shit..."
The terrorists fire their M1919 at the police

GAU-19/A

All of the patrol helicopters used by the Olympus Air Police are equipped with GAU-19/A Gatling guns.

General Dynamics GAU-19/A - .50 BMG
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M61 Vulcan

In addition to its battery of cannons, the Multipede Cannon is equipped with a pair of M61 Vulcan rotary guns.

GE M61 Vulcan - 20mm
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The Multipede Cannon fires both M61 Vulcans at a tank during a demonstration


Grenade Launchers

Heckler & Koch HK69A1

The ES.W.A.T. team that responds to the initial terrorist attack uses HK69 grenade launchers to fill the terrorists' holdout with CS gas.

Heckler & Koch HK69A1 - 40x46mm
An ES.W.A.T. officer cradles his HK69 as Deunan gives the go-ahead to fire.
The officer loads a CS gas round into his HK69. Note the "40mmx46" markings on the grenade.

M79

During the confrontation with Calon, Deunan uses a M79 grenade launcher outfitted with a red dot scope. Given the fact that she's confronting a LandMate, this configuration doesn't seem as absurd as it would anywhere else.

M79 - 40mm
"Move a muscle and I'll blow your fuckin' head clean off" Deunan "negotiates" with the LandMate
Deunan aims the M79
Deunan uses the M79's scope to draw a bead on the LandMate


Other

Landmate Guns

The LandMates (a halfway point between a mecha and power armor) seen in the OVA use a set of specialized weapons for LandMate-on-LandMate combat. The rifles carried by the ES.W.A.T.'s CADMOS LandMates appear to be simple bullpup rifles reminiscent of the Norinco Type 86, while the industrial LandMates used by the HLU terrorists carry rifles with a conventional LR-300-esque design. All of these weapons have been scaled up to accommodate the larger dimensions of a LandMate and appear to fire large caliber armor-piercing rounds anywhere between 12mm to 20mm.

A pair of industrial LandMates armed with rifles
A close-up of the action on a LandMate rifle mid-cycle
A CADMOS LandMate with a bullpup rifle
Deunan in her GUGES-D LandMate and Briareos, both armed with bullpup LandMate rifles
A dropped ES.W.A.T. LandMate rifle
A closeup of the ES.W.A.T. LandMate rifle

See Also

Appleseed Series
OVAs Appleseed
Anime Appleseed XIII
Movies Appleseed Alpha



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