Blue Thunder (TV Series)

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Blue Thunder (1984)

Blue Thunder is the 1984 television adaptation of the 1983 film. The series was not a continuation of the film, but instead followed a special unit within the Los Angeles Police Department that used the helicopter to fight crime. The cast starred James Farentino, Dana Carvey, as well as former NFL stars Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith. The series was broadcast in competition with the similarly themed Airwolf and only aired for 11 episodes in the US on ABC.

The following weapons were used in the television series Blue Thunder (TV Series):

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Heavy Weapons

M61 20mm Vulcan Cannon

As in the film, the M61 Vulcan is the main weapon of the Blue Thunder helicopter.

The GE M61 Vulcan 20mm Cannon.
As in the film, the M61 Vulcan is the main weapon of the Blue Thunder helicopter.
The Vulcan at the bottom in "A Clear and Present Danger" (S1E02).

Handguns

Heckler & Koch P9S

A P9S is the sidearm carried by Blue Thunder's pilot, Frank Chaney (James Farentino). The pistol is used by Wonderlove (Dana Carvey) in "Godchild" (S1E10).

Heckler & Koch P9S - 9x19mm
A P9S is fired by Frank Chaney (James Farentino) in "Second Thunder" (S1E01).
The pistol is used by Wonderlove (Dana Carvey) in "Godchild" (S1E10).

Heckler & Koch VP70

The Heckler & Koch VP70 is the service pistol carried by "Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) and "Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith) in the series.

Heckler & Koch VP70 - 9x19mm
"Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) opens fire with the VP70 in the series premiere "Second Thunder" (S1E01).
"Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith) with the VP70 in the series premiere "Second Thunder" (S1E01).

Colt Detective Special

The Colt Detective Special is used by several characters including Blue Thunder's flight engineer Clinton "JAFO" Wonderlove (Dana Carvey).

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Wonderlove (Dana Carvey) and Captain Braddock (Sandy McPeak) fires their Colt DS revolvers in "Second Thunder" (S1E01).

Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police is seen carried by uniformed officers in the series.

Colt Official Police - .38 Special
The uniform officer in the upper left fires the Colt OP in "Second Thunder" (S1E01).

Rifles

Heckler & Koch HK33A3

"Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) is seen with a Heckler & Koch HK33A3 in the series premiere "Second Thunder" (S1E01).

Heckler & Koch HK33A3 - 5.56x45mm NATO
"Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) with the HK33A3 in the series premiere "Second Thunder" (S1E01).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch HK94

The Heckler & Koch HK94, the 16" barreled carbine version of the Heckler & Koch MP5 is also among the weapons used by "Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) and "Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith).

HK94 16" Barreled Carbine - 9mm
The Heckler & Koch HK94 is used by "Ski" Butowski (Dick Butkus) in "Godchild" (S1E10).
The Heckler & Koch HK94 is used by "Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith) in "Godchild" (S1E10).

Machine Guns

M60

The M60 is prominently used by "Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith) in "The Long Flight" (S1E09).

M60.jpg
The M60 is prominently used by "Bubba" Kelsey (Bubba Smith) in "The Long Flight" (S1E09).

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are used by a drug lord's henchmen in "The Long Flight" (S1E09).

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are used by a drug lord's henchmen in "The Long Flight" (S1E09).

Other

M72 LAW

Bubba and Ski are seen holding what appears to be an M72 LAW modified with a pistol grip.

M72A2 LAW 66mm
Bubba holding what appears to be an M72 LAW modified with a pistol grip in "Second Thunder" (S1E01).



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