Dear John

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Dear John (2010)

Dear John is a 2010 romance starring Channing Tatum as a Special Forces soldier who begins a long distance relationship by corresponding by letter with a young college student (Amanda Seyfried). The film is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (the author of The Notebook and The Lucky One).

The following weapons were used in the film Dear John:




The M4A1 is the main weapon carried by Special Forces Sgt. John Tyree (Channing Tatum) as well as the majority of his Special Forces team. They are seen during his missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are equipped with ACOG & M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, RIS foregrips, and camouflage paint schemes.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
John cleaning his M4A1 while waiting for a letter from Savannah.
While on patrol in Iraq, John and a teammate with their M4A1s
John checks out a disturbance armed with his M4A1.

M16A2 Rifle

US soldiers are seen armed with M16A2 rifles when they dismount a truck in Iraq.

M16A2 5.56x45mm
US Troops are seen armed with M16A2's when they exit a truck in Iraq. This appears to be footage taken from the movie Jarhead as can be seen by the Desert Storm-era uniforms.

Norinco Type 56

Insurgents armed with Norinco Type 56 rifles exchange gunfire with Sgt. Tyree and his team.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
Insurgents armed with Norinco Type 56 rifles exchange gunfire with Sgt. Tyree and his team.


AKMs are seen in the hands of African soldiers who train with Tyree.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
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Machine Guns

M249 SAW Para

Another Special Forces member is seen armed with the M249 Paratrooper.

M249 SAW 5.56mm paratrooper version with 200 round ammo drum
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Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun

The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun is seen mounted atop the Special Forces Humvees, with and without gun shields.

Browning M2HB heavy machine gun in vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A pair of Humvees armed with Browning M2HB heavy machine guns, the one in back fitted with a gun shield, an Afghan soldier working with the US troops as a translator holds the AK.

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