Blessed by Fire

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Blessed by Fire (2005)

Blessed By Fire (“Iluminados por el fuego” in Spanish) is an Argentine war film set during the Falklands/Malvinas War in 1982.

The following weapons were used in the film Blessed By Fire:

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FM Hi-Power

A licensed copy of the Browning Hi-Power made in Argentina by Fabricaciones Militares (FM) is carried by the Argentine officers.

DGFM Hi-Power - 9x19 mm.
Pizarro (Victor Hugo Carrizo) threatening Private Leguizamón (Gastón Pauls) with his FM Hi-Power.

FM PAM

A licensed copy of the M3 "Grease Gun", manufactured in Argentina by FM, is seen in the hands of the recruits during the fall back to Port Stanley (Puerto Argentino).

FM PAM 9x19mm
A PAM SMG carried by an Argentine soldier in Port Stanley.

FMK-3

The FMK-3 is seen in the hands of Argentine guards and soldiers during the fall back to Port Stanley (Puerto Argentino).

FMK-3 9x19mm
FMK-3 submachine gun carried by an Argentine soldier during the Port Stanley fall back.
FMK-3 submachine gun, carried by an Argentine soldier in Port Stanley.

FM FAL Standard/FMAP FAL

The Argentine version of the FN FAL, known as the FMAP FAL ("Fábrica Militar de Armas Portátiles" FAL) or FM FAL Standard, made under license by Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares (DGFM), is used by Argentine soldiers.

Argentine DGFM FMAP FAL - 7.62x51mm NATO
Private Vargas (Pablo Riva) holding his FM FAL.
Private Vargas (Pablo Riva) carries his FM FAL on his back.
Private Leguizamón with his FAL during the night battle.
Private Chamorro (César Albarricín) and Private Vargas holding their FALs.

A pile of FALs are also seen in documentary videos near the end of the film.

Abandoned FAL rifles.

L1A1 SLR

The L1A1 SLR is used by British soldiers during the last battle. They are possibly mocked-up Argentine FALs.

L1A1 SLR 7.62x51mm NATO
An L1A1, carried by a British soldier during the night combat.

These rifles are also seen in documentary footage near the end of the film.

Wooden L1A1 in British hands.
L1A1 in British hands as British troops escort prisoners.

FM MAG

An FN MAG made under license by Fabricaciones Militares is used by Argentine soldiers during the air raid and the night combat.

FN MAG 58 7.62x51mm NATO
The MAG being carried by an Argentine soldier.
Shooting a MAG at a British Sea Harrier.

Fake MILAN

A fake MILAN is used by the British troops during the night combat.

Tripod-mounted MILAN 115mm
Fake Milan, possibly made by FX Stunt Team from Argentina.

M136 AT-4

One M136 AT-4 is seen near the end of the film. This is an anachronism as the film takes place in 1982, and the AT-4 was adopted in the 90s by the Argentine Armed Forces.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank rocket launcher - 84mm
AT-4 seen on the back of an Argentine soldier



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