Combat Hospital

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Combat Hospital (2011)

Combat Hospital was a Canadian-produced medical drama that focused on the multinational medical personnel operating out of the military hospital at the Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Set in 2006, the series aired for one season on Global Television in Canada and ABC in the United States.

The following weapons were used in the television series Combat Hospital:



Inglis Hi-Power

The Inglis Hi-Power is the standard sidearm for all Canadian Forces medical personnel, and are often seen in their leg holsters. Hospital commander Colonel Xavier Marks (Elias Koteas) uses a Hi-Power to shoot a snake in the operating room during episode 1, and Major Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth) fires her Hi-Power when she encounters a camel spider in the shower during episode 3. Gordon also uses the Hi-Power in the season finale to wound a gunman who attacks the women's clinic in Kandahar City.

Inglis Hi-Power 9x19mm
Col. Marks draws his Inglis Hi-Power. The reduced muzzle diameter of the weapon's blank-firing adaptation is clearly evident in this shot.
Marks takes aim at the snake, and prepares to wreak havoc on his colleagues' hearing as well.
Rebecca fires her Hi-Power after spotting the camel spider in episode 3.
Col. Marks uses Dr. Simon Ross's (Luke Mably's) illicit liquor bottles for target practice in episode 4.
Major Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth) holds the Hi-Power after wounding the attacker in episode 13.

Beretta 92FS "Non Gun"

A gunman who attacks the women's clinic in the season finale (episode 1.13) uses a Beretta 92FS Non Gun.

Beretta 92F Non Gun
The gunman fires the Beretta Non Gun.
The gunman points the Beretta Non Gun at ANP Major Hasti Samizay (Anne Bedian).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4

A CIA agent in episode 1.13 holds a MP5KA4 with a red dot sight while escorting an asset to the hospital.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 (3 round burst added) with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
A CIA agents holds a MP5KA4.


Colt Canada C7A2 (Airsoft Replica)

Colt Canada C7A2 rifles with foregrips are used by Canadian soldiers throughout the series, including Regimental Sergeant Major Graham Kelly (Gord Rand) in episode 1 and MPs in episodes 3 and 9. Closer inspection reveals the rifles to be Classic Army airsoft replicas, modified with the addition of M4-style collapsible stocks and Elcan sights to resemble the C7A2.

Colt Canada C7A2 with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine 5.56x45mm
RSM Kelly enters the operating room with a C7A2 after Col. Marks shoots the snake.
A MP enters the shower room after hearing Rebecca's shot in episode 3.
A C7A2 is slung over Cmt. Ariel Garamond's (Christina Cox) back in episode 6. The bright Armalite markings that are seen on Classic Army replicas can be seen.
A MP is knocked over by a mortar explosion in episode 9. The ELCAN sight appears to be mounted backwards.
A medic treats wounded aid workers in episode 1.11.

Colt Canada C8A3

Col. Marks is also seen with a Colt Canada C8A3 carbine while riding a bike around the base in episode 4, and during a mortar attack in episode 9.

Colt Canada C8A3 carbine 5.56x45mm with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine. Also known as the "C8FTHB" (Flat-Top Heavy Barrel)
Col. Marks rides a bicycle with a C8A3 carbine strapped to his back in episode 4.
Col. Marks speaks to ANA soldier Rafeeq (Pardis Parker) in episode 9.

Colt Canada C7A1

A Canadian MP searching for an escaped detainee in episode 9 holds a Colt Canada C7A1.

Colt Canada C7A1 with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine 5.56x45mm
A C7A1 is slung over the back of a MP in episode 9.

M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 Carbine is seen in the hands of American soldiers throughout the series, most notably in the hands of U.S. Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Terrel Ford (Dwain Murphy) and Talwar Mehra (Karan Oberoi).

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
A U.S. Army soldier restrains an ANA soldier after he attempts to attack a Taliban prisoner in episode 1.
USAF PJs Mehra and Ford dash towards a medevac chopper.

Steyr AUG

A Steyr AUG rifle, standing in for the F88 Austeyr, is carried by Australian Major Grace Pedersen (Deborah Kara Unger) when she leaves the base to visit the women's clinic in Kandahar City in episodes 2 and 6.

Steyr AUG - Austrian Army Version - 5.56x45mm
Major Pedersen holds a Steyr AUG as she visits the women's clinic.

Heckler & Koch G36K

Soldiers from the German contingent at the base are armed with Heckler & Koch G36K rifles.

Heckler & Koch G36K with ZF 3x4° dual optical sight - 5.56x45mm
A G36K hangs on a German nurse's vest in episode 2. Note that her G36K has the export-style optic instead of the ZF 3x4° dual optical sight used on G36 variants issued to the Bundeswehr.
German soldiers patrol the base with G36Ks in episode 9.


Various Afghan National Army soldiers in episodes 1 and 9 are armed with AK-47 rifles.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
ANA soldiers with AK-47s wait outside the hospital in episode 9.


ANP officers hold AKS-47 rifles in episode 13 when they respond to the shooting at the womens' clinic.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
An ANP officer holds an AKS-47.

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