Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil

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Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)

Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil is the 2006 action film that was released as a sequel to 2001's Behind Enemy Lines. Other than some stock footage from the 2001 film, this 2006 sequel does not have any relation other than the basic plot of US military personnel being stranded in enemy territory. This film encountered enough success to warrant two more films under the Behind Enemy Lines banner: 2009's Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia and 2014's Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines.


The following weapons were used in the film Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil:

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Rifles

Bulgarian AR

The majority of the rifles used by both US Navy SEALs team and North Korean soldiers, appear to be some sort of variant of the Bulgarian AR-F. Some of these rifles have the hooded sight and some with ultra short barrels.

Bulgairan AR-F, 7.62x39mm
2nd Class Petty Officer Corey Schulteiss (Michael Simpson) is armed with one of AK-type rifles. Because the film was made primarily in Bulgaria, this is likely a sort of variant of the Bulgarian AR-F
At the bottom, CWO Lawrence Meideros (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) fires the AK with ultra short barrels.
CWO Lawrence Meideros (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) and 2nd Class Petty Officer Corey Schulteiss (Michael Simpson) both firing oddly customized Bulgarian AK-47 milled rifles with ultra short barrels as Lt. James (Nicholas Gonzalez) fires his PPS-43 mocked up to look like an MP5.

Arsenal AR-M1F

Seen in the hands of Lieutenant Robert James (Nicholas Gonzalez), Master Chief Petty Officer Neil 'Spaz' Callaghan (Matt Bushell) and possibly South Korean Spec-Ops soldiers are Bulgarian Arsenal AR-M1F rifles that have AKS-74U style muzzle brakes in place of their regular flash hiders. They have milled receivers, underfolding stocks, and AK-74 type gas blocks.

Arsenal AR-M1F - 7.62x39mm
Master Chief Petty Officer Neil 'Spaz' Callaghan (Matt Bushell) fires his Arsenal AR-1F rifle, built up from a milled receiver AKS-47 underfolder rifle - 7.62x39mm
Lt. James opens fire with his rifle.

Custom Sniper Rifle

A sniper rifle is used by two South Korean Special Forces Soldiers. These sniper rifles also appear to be Bulgarian ARs mocked up to resemble the SVD Dragunov or Zastava M76 rifle.

Commercial "Tiger Carbine" (aka "Dragunov Tiger") version sold in the US, with synthetic furnishings used on domestic SVD-M modernized variant - 7.62x54mm R
Bulgarian AR, 7.62x39mm
The rifle seen here appears to be another Bulgarian AR mocked up to crudely resemble a Dragunov.

Custom Special Ops Rifles

The South Korean Spec-Ops soldiers also are also armed with some unusual battle rifles. These appear to be Bulgarian ARs fitted with an M16-type carry handle and housed in an odd shell. These were probably the precursor to the M16 mockups seen in such films as Universal Soldier: Regeneration.

Bulgairan AR-F, 7.62x39mm
The South Korean Spec-Ops soldiers also are also armed with some unusual battle rifles that appear to be Bulgarian ARs fitted with an M16-type carry handle and housed in an odd shell.

Submachine Guns

PPS-43 (fake MP5)

Since this film was shot in Bulgaria, many of the weapons are of Eastern European origin. The "MP5" used by Lt. Robert James (Nicholas Gonzalez) and in the hands of a few SEAL members near the end of the film is actually a PPS-43 mocked up to resemble the HK weapon. The PPS-43 is chambered in 7.62x25mm Tokarev, which explains why the magazine that is slightly too fat to be HK's 9x19mm.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm - 9x19mm with stock extended
Lt. James (Nicholas Gonzalez) fires his PPS-43 mocked up to look like an MP5 - 7.62x25mm
Lt. James (Nicholas Gonzalez) and his PPS-43 mocked up to look like an MP5 - 7.62x25mm. The barrel shroud of the PPS-43 was removed but the barrel was not shortened, thus the elongated barrel. The PPS-43 was built up from MP5 parts to impersonate the 9mm Submachine gun.
Lt. James (Nicholas Gonzalez) fires his PPS-43 mocked up to look like an MP5 - 7.62x25mm near CWO Lawrence Meideros (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) and 2nd Class Petty Officer Corey Schulteiss (Michael Simpson). Both firing oddly customized Bulgarian AK47 milled rifles with ultra short barrels.
Lt. James fires his PPS-43 mocked up to resemble a MP5.

Handguns

M1911A1

A North Korean 'Home Guard' officer fires an M1911A1, killing a local peasant woman, during a melee with the Navy SEALs. Why he would be carrying an M1911 is a mystery since he would most likely be carrying the North Korean equivalent of the Tokarev TT-33.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
North Korean Home Guard officer aims his M1911A1 at a Navy SEAL - .45 ACP
A closer shot of the North Korean Home Guard Officer and his M1911 - .45 ACP. His uniform is a light grey version of the Soviet Commissar uniform of WW2 and is anachronistic. The costuming is utilizing old Bulgarian surplus uniforms (which makes sense since the film was shot in Bulgaria).

Beretta 92FS

Lt. James uses a suppressed Beretta 92FS while infiltrating the missile base.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Lt. James uses his suppressed Beretta 92FS.

Beretta Compact

What appears to be a small nickel compact pistol is seen in the hands of North Korean Commander Hwang (Joseph Steven Yang). This appears to resemble a compact nickel Beretta 85F, but it is possible that this is a replica like the EKOL Grizzly Special 99.

EKOL Grizzly Special 99 (Nickel) - 9mm Blank Fire Only
Commander Hwang (Joseph Steven Yang) holds his nickel pistol, a very strange choice for a North Korean officer who should be using a Makarov PM, Tokarev TT-33, or Stechkin APS. It's possible that this is a replica pistol.

Beretta 92FS Inox

A Beretta 92FS Inox with black controls can be seen being used by both Lt. James and Master Chief Petty Officer Neil 'Spaz' Callaghan.

Beretta 92FS Inox with black controls - 9x19mm.
A Beretta 92FS Inox with black controls is held by Lt. James.

Beretta Cheetah

A two-tone Beretta 84F is carried by PO2 Corey Schulteiss (Michael Simpson) and later is seen in the hands of Lieutenant Robert James (Nicholas Gonzalez).

Beretta 84FS with Two Toned finish .380 ACP
Lt. James takes the two-tone Beretta 84F.

Other

RPG 22

A North Korean soldier is briefly seen with what appears to be an RPG-22.

RPG-22 72.5mm
A North Korean soldier is briefly seen with what appears to be an RPG-22.


See Also

The Behind Enemy Lines Film Franchise
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)  •  Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)  •  Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)  •  Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)


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