Company of Heroes (2013)

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Company of Heroes (2013)

Company of Heroes is a 2013 World War II film inspired by the video game of the same name. The film focuses on a platoon of U.S. Army soldiers who find themselves behind enemy lines in the Ardennes forest in 1944. After engaging enemy forces, the men find that Germany is devising a secret super weapon and resolve to retrieve the bomb for the Allies. The film was directed by Don Michael Paul and stars Chad Michael Collins, Neal McDonough, Vinnie Jones, and Tom Sizemore.


The following weapons were used in the film Company of Heroes (2013):

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Allied Weapons

Gewehr 43

The scoped Gewehr 43 is used by Nate Burrows (Chad Michael Collins) as his sniper rifle. While the rifle was used in World War II, this was a German weapon and it's not explained in the film why US forces were using it. It is missing the front sight and during one battle, Nate works the charging handle like a bolt-action rifle.

Gewehr 43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The scoped Gewehr 43 is seen at the bottom.
The scoped Gewehr 43 is used by Nate Burrows (Chad Michael Collins). This rifle was in reality used by German army during the war.
Nate holds the Gewehr 43.
During one battle, Nate works the charging handle like a bolt-action rifle.
Note that the front sight has been removed.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1*

Despite the fact that Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1* was the standard rifle for the Commonwealth troops and the M1 Garand was the main rifle carried by US troops during World War II, the Lee-Enfield is seen carried by the majority of the US troops in the film.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1* - .303 British
The scoped Gewehr 43, Lee-Enfield and Thompson on the ground.
A US soldier fires his Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1*. This rifle was standard rifle carried by Commonwealth troops during the war.
The Lee-Enfield is seen on the right.
US soldiers hold their weapons.

M1A1 Thompson

The M1A1 Thompson is carried by some US troops including Nate Burrows (Chad Michael Collins), Sgt. Matherson (Sam Spruell), and Lt. Dean Ransom (Tom Sizemore).

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The scoped Gewehr 43, Lee-Enfield and Thompson on the ground.
Nate carries the M1A1 Thompson.
Sgt. Matherson (Sam Spruell) with his Thompson on the left.

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is also used by US troops in the film.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30 round magazine - .45 ACP
The M1928A1 Thompson is used in the film.
Lt. Dean Ransom (Tom Sizemore) aims the Thompson. Note the bolt actuator on top.

Browning M2 Aircraft

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears in the film as the primary armament of U.S. aircraft, specifically the P-51 Mustangs and the B-17 Flying Fortresses.

Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun - .50 BMG
A P-51 Mustang opens fire with its machine guns.
The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears in the film as the primary armament of U.S. aircraft, specifically the B-17 Flying Fortress.

M9 Bazooka

Nate is seen using an M9 Bazooka as well. Because the film takes place in late 1944, the weapon would not be anachronistic.

M9 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
Loading the Bazooka.
Firing the Bazooka.

Axis Weapons

Walther P38

The Walther P38 is carried by German officers in the film. This pistol is also used by Nate and Kestrel (Melia Kreiling).

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Close-up of the Walther P38.
Kestrel (Melia Kreiling) fires the Walther P38.

Vz. 24 Czech Mauser

The Vz. 24 Czech Mauser is carried by German troops in the film, instead of commonly Karabiner 98k.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire their rifles. Note the "German" tank in the background is actually a Russian T-34-85.
A German soldier fires his rifle.
A German soldier fires his rifle.

Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle

The Karabiner 98k's sniper variant is used by a German sniper at the film's beginning.

Karabiner 98k sniper rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Kar98k's sniper variant is used by a German sniper at the film's beginning.

MP40

The MP40 is used by both German and American troops throughout the film. All of the characters hold the weapon by the magazine, which is the way most often seen in films, but in reality this would often lead to misfeeds.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German soldier fires his MP40.
Lt. Dean Ransom (Tom Sizemore) fires the MP40 while disguised as a German soldier.
Nate (Chad Michael Collins) fires the MP40 while disguised as a German soldier.
Brent Willoughby (Vinnie Jones) holds the MP40.

MG42

The MG42 is mounted and fired on a German truck during the film's final chase.

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG42 is fired. Note the "starburst" muzzle flash added with CGI (as the machine gun is not fitted with a flash hider).

Schwarzlose Model M1907/24

The Schwarzlose Model M1907/24 is used by a German machine gun team at the film's beginning.

Czechoslovak vz. 24 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers with the machine gun.
A German soldier firing the machine gun.
The machine gun is seen.



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