Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, The

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The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission is a 1985 made-for-television sequel to The Dirty Dozen (1967). Lee Marvin returns as Major John Reisman (despite the 18-year gap between films) as he leads another group of American misfits on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Also returning from the original film are Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel. The success of this film led to two more sequels: The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission and The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission.


The following weapons were used in the film The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission:

Contents


Submachine Guns

MP40

The majority of the new Dozen carry the MP40 on their mission. A few of the German soldiers are seen with them as well, but they mostly use K98's.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin) shows off an MP40 to his men.
Members of the new Dozen including Sam Sixkiller (Sonny Landham) are armed with the MP40.

Bergmann MP35

Major Reisman and Louis Valentine (Ken Wahl) both are seen using the Bergmann MP35/I.

Bergmann MP35/I
Reisman, Bergmann MP35/I in hand, reacts to Sixkiller shooting Wright.
Louis Valentine (Ken Wahl) holds the Bergmann MP35/I.

Handguns

Luger P08

General Dietrich's aide, Colonel Schmidt (Crispin Denys) has a Luger P08 that he takes out in one scene. Dietrich says it is a "special model."

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
Schmidt looks at his "special model" Luger.
Another view of the Luger as Schmidt is shot.

Walther PPK

General Sepp Dietrich (Wolf Kahler) uses a Walther PPK to kill his aide, Colonel Schmidt. An interesting note is that Wolf Kahler played another Nazi officer named Dietrich in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Early Nazi PPK - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Dietrich executes Schmidt.

CZ 27

A particularly excitable Gestapo officer uses a CZ 27.

CZ 27.
The agent aims his CZ 27. The Germans adopted this pistol after they took over Czechoslovakia.
Another view of the CZ 27 as the agent climbs into a Kübelwagen.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k (fitted with scope and suppressor)

Arlen Dregors (Ricco Ross) is given a Karabiner 98k with a large scope and a suppressor which he uses to assassinate General Dietrich.

Karabiner 98k with Zeiss ZF42 scope 7.92x57mm Mauser
The unassembled rifle in its case.
Dregors takes aim at Dietrich.
Dregors prepares to fire the suppressed rifle.
A view of the suppressor.

Karabiner 98k

Instead of the stereotypical MP40, most of the German soldiers in this film are armed with Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with his rifle.
Another German takes aim with his rifle.

Sturmgewehr 44

Some German troops are seen with Sturmgewehr 44s.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Two Germans with StG44s.

Machine Guns

MG34

A MG34 is first seen sitting in the Kübelwagen the Gestapo agent commandeers. Later the soldier riding in the backseat wields the weapon.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
The MG34 on a rack.
Another view of the MG34's barrel.
The German soldier in back wields the MG34.

MG42

During the climax, Sam Sixkiller (Sonny Landham) operates a MG42. German soldiers riding in sidecars also wield MG42s.

MG42 Light Machine Gun 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier blasts away with his MG42.
Sixkiller takes aim through the haze of battle.
Sixkiller holds the Germans off so his friends can escape.
Sixkiller cuts through the enemy soldiers. Note wrong grip (the notch on the underside of the butt is for steadying the weapon with the off hand)


Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

When the Dozen crashland in England after escaping in Hitler's plane, a farmer in the Home Guard thinks they're Germans and attempts to take them prisoner with his shotgun. Reisman takes the weapon from him.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge
The farmer inspects the plane.
The farmer holds the Dozen at gunpoint, thinking they're Germans.
After convincing the Englishman that they are Americans, Reisman holds the shotgun as they head off to a pub.

See Also

The Dirty Dozen Film Franchise
The Dirty Dozen (1967)   •  Next Mission (1985)  •  The Deadly Mission (1987)

  •  The Fatal Mission (1988)




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