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Captain Phillips is a 2013 drama that recounts the events surrounding the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. Tom Hanks stars in the film as Richard Phillips, the captain of the ship who allowed himself to be taken hostage by the hijackers. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy).
The following weapons were used in the film Captain Phillips:
An M1911A1 is notably used by Najee (Faysal Ahmed).
World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A closeup of the M1911A1.
A Makarov PM is used by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi).
Norinco Type 56
The Norinco Type 56 is one of the rifles carried by the Somali pirates, notably Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The rifles are seen in generally poor condition.
Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Promotional image of the pirates with their rifles.
Norinco Type 56-1
The Norinco Type 56-1 is one of the rifles carried by the Somali pirates. The rifles are seen in very poor condition.
Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Closeup of the rusted-out rifle.
Najee (Faysal Ahmed
) holds the rifle during the bridge takeover. Note the distinctive full-circle ("hooded") front sight.
Najee (Faysal Ahmed
) firing the rifle. Note that this rifle appears to have two magazines taped together 'jungle-style'
Members of the USN VBSS team are armed with the M4A1 while confronting the lifeboat as well as when boarding the Alabama.
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm. Note slight difference in shape of stock compared to older model M4 (above).
Members of the USN VBSS team are armed with the M4A1
while confronting the lifeboat.
Knight's Armament SR-25
US Navy SEALs are seen taking aim with what appear to be suppressed SR-25 rifles with night vision adapters. These are designated as Mk 11 Mod 0 by the SEALs.
Knight's Armament SR-25 with Harris bipod and suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO
Taking aim with the rifles.
Heckler & Koch HK417
One of the SEAL snipers uses a suppressed Heckler & Koch HK417, as evidenced by its wider, curved magazine.
Heckler & Koch HK417 with 12" barrel, scope, night vision adapter, Harris bipod and suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO
Navy SEALs prepare their rifles.
An M240 machine gun is manned by US Navy personnel riding in the RHIBs (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat).
M240B 7.62x51mm NATO with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut)
A sailor mans the M240 while aboard a US Navy RHIB (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat).
The M240 mounted in the front of the RHIB.
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
A DShK heavy machine gun is seen mounted on a Somali "technical".
DShK heavy machine gun - 12.7x109mm.
Browning M3 Heavy Machine Gun
A Browning M3 is seen mounted on the side of a Navy Seahawk helicopter as well as manned by Navy gunners aboard the USS Bainbridge.
Browning M3 Aircraft - .50 BMG
A Browning M3
is seen mounted on the left side of a Navy Seahawk.
The M3 mounted on the USS Bainbridge