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Country USA.jpg United States
UKD.jpg UK
GER.jpg Germany
RSA.jpg South Africa
Directed by Neil Marshall
Release Date 2008
Language English
Studio Rogue Pictures
Scion Films
Moonlighting Films
Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Eden Sinclair Rhona Mitra
Bill Nelson Bob Hoskins
Marcus Kane Malcolm McDowell
Prime Minister John Hatcher Alexander Siddig
Michael Canaris David O'Hara
Sgt. Norton Adrian Lester
Miller Chris Robson
Afro-Girl Eloise Cupido

Doomsday is a 2008 science fiction action film written and directed by Neil Marshall, who wrote and directed the 2002 film Dog Soldiers. As is customary with many British filmmakers, Marshall utilized actors from his earlier movie to star in his current one, evidenced by the fact that nearly the entire cast of Dog Soldiers appears in this movie.

The following weapons were used in the film Doomsday:



Walther P38

Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) uses a custom suppressed Walther P38 as her main handgun during the capture of the slaver's ship. Later on Eden's Walther P38 is used by Sol (Craig Conway) during the highway chase scene.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9x19mm
Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) uses a suppressed Walther P38 during the attack on the slaver ship.
Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) aims her suppressed Walther P38 at Richter in the ship hallway.
Sinclair's Modified Walther P38 pistol drops to the floor during the highway chase.
Director Neil Marshall shows off the custom Walther P38 that he designed and the props department built.

Single Action Army

Richter's assistant, Afro Girl (yes, that is her name in the credits) (Eloise Cupido) wields a nickel plated Single Action Army revolver.

Colt 2nd Generation Single Action Army Nickel Plated - .45 Long Colt
During the gold for slaves deal, Afro Girl (Eloise Cupido) points her nickel plated Single Action Army at the dealer's associate.
Afro Girl (Eloise Cupido) and her nickel plated Single Action Army.

Vektor CP1

DDS soldiers are shown using a modified version of the Vektor CP1 pistol. Their version has an extended ported barrel, making the pistol resemble the FN Five-seveN, and a module under the barrel which holds both a light and laser. The laser turns on when the trigger is depressed, but this is most clearly seen when Eden uses it during daylight.

Vektor CP1 - 9x19mm
Miller (Chris Robson) uses his modified Vektor CP1 after his shotgun runs out of ammunition.
Sgt. Norton (Adrian Lester) hands off his Vektor CP1 to Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) in the forest.
Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) has her modified Vektor CP1 in her boot holster during the highway chase.
Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) fires her Vektor CP1 from her car, note the red laser activating when she depresses the trigger.
Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) grips her Vektor CP1 as she prepares her wrist recorder to capture what her prosthetic eye sees.

Smith & Wesson Model 64

Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 64 as his sidearm to try and save Prime Minister John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) from a rampaging infected man.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 with 4" barrel - .38 Special.
This is the stainless steel version of the Model 10 Heavy Barrel.
Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins) fires his Smith & Wesson Model 64 at a rampaging infected person.
Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins) searches the forbidden zone for Eden Sinclair, while gripping his Smith & Wesson Model 64.

Webley Mk VI

Prime Minister John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) uses a Webley Mk VI to commit suicide after being infected with the virus.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Prime Minister John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) opens a presentation case with a Webley Mk VI and ammunition.
Loading up the Webley Mk VI with a single .455 Webley round.
PM John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) holds the Webley Mk VI revolver.
PM John Hatcher puts the barrel of his Webley Mk VI into his mouth.

Unknown Pistols

An unknown 1911 pistol is used by a bodyguard at the seaport and a second unknown pistol is used by guards at the Government Headquarters.

A bodyguard at the seaport carrying an unknown 1911 variant is quickly dispatched by silenced shots.
A soldier wielding an unknown pistol forces a now infected Prime Minister John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) behind the quarantine barrier.

Submachine Guns

Armscor BXP

During the assault on the slaver ship a guard carries a Armscor BXP submachine gun. This weapon was selected due to the scene being filmed in South Africa and being readily available to South African Armorers. The weapon is only briefly seen.

Armscorp BXP - 9x19mm
A guard at the slaver ship walks with a BXP submachine gun. The giveaway is the style of the folding stock, which can be seen only in blurry film frames as the man is falling down.


Enfield L85A1

L85A1 assault rifles are used by British soldiers during the initial outbreak of the Reaper Virus (circa 2008) which would almost be correct (they would have the upgraded L85A2s). Upon close inspection, the rifles seem to be Umarex Airsoft rifles with the muzzle flashes, bolt movement, and flying brass casings digitally inserted later, but they did a good job on many of the scenes. What is odd is that the L85A1 rifles have a tiny Union Jack flag sticker on them which usually only appears on the airsoft guns.

L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm
British Soldier in his chemical warfare suit and obsolete S6 Respirator prepares to shoot at an infected man in Scottish territory with an L85A1 assault rifle.
British Soldiers fires their L85A1 rifles. If this was a CGI effect, as some believe, it was an excellent job.
British soldiers line up on the wall to repel the rampaging Scots with their L85A1 rifles. The SUSAT scopes are clearly visible, which would be mounted on South African Vektor CR-21 rifles later in the film. Note the British Union Jack stickers on the receivers, which seem to be only on the airsoft guns.
Another veteran of the film Dog Soldiers, Katherine Sinclair (Emma Cleasby) begs the evacuating British soldiers to take her little girl who has been wounded in the eye. In this shot there is a view of the L85A1 rifles.
The heroic British Soldier Johnson (Stephen Hughes) who gives up his seat so that the little girl can get evacuated on the helicopter, uses his L85A1 rifle to stop the mobs from rushing the Huey.

Customized L42A1 Sniper Rifle

A British sniper stationed on the wall snipes an infected man with an L42A1 bolt action sniper rifle in a plastic thumbhole stock with a elevated cheek rest and fitted with a Parker Hale bipod.

L42A1 sniper rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO. Not the same version as the one seen in Doomsday
British sniper with a modified L42A1 sniper rifle in a thumbhole stock and a Parker Hale bipod fitted.
British sniper looks at his handiwork with his modified L42A1 sniper rifle.
In a behind the scenes shot, we can see the modified L42A1 on a table with many of the other guns from the film.

Vektor CR-21

Most of the DDS agents carry Vektor CR-21 assault rifles fitted with sound suppressors, flashlights, and laser sights. In the early part of the film, DDS agents carry CR-21 rifles with the original South African optical sight. During the mission in the badlands of Scotland, the DDS Soldiers use CR-21s that have SUSAT optical sights mounted.

Vektor CR-21 - 5.56x45mm
Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) sits and talks with Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins) after the slaver ship attack, with Sinclair's Vektor CR-21 sitting to her side. Like Michaelson's rifle, this has the original Vektor CR-21 sight.
Michaelson (Tom Fairfoot) takes cover from the shotgun blasts fired by the Bathtub Blonde clutching his Vektor CR-21. Note that in the boat sequence the CR-21 rifles have the original Vektor CR-21 sights on them.
After the APC crash, Sgt. Norton (Adrian Lester) comes out with his South African Vektor CR-21 assault rifle. Here the advantage of a bullpup design is evident as Norton continues to fire with only one hand.
Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) fires her Vektor CR-21 with a British SUSAT sight mounted.
Sgt. Norton (Adrian Lester) aims his Vektor CR-21 assault rifle as he waits for Kane's enforcers in the forest. During the mission, the Vektor CR-21 rifles have British SUSAT sights (as on the L85A1 bullpup rifle).
In a behind the scenes shot, film director Neil Marshall shows off one of the Vektor CR-21 bullpup assault rifles.

Vektor R5

One of the guards of the slaver ship that's docked in the harbor carries a Vektor R5 with stock folded.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
One of the slaver ship guards holds a Vektor R5 with the stock folded.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Soldiers at the Government Headquarters in London are seen with Double Eagle Airsoft Heckler & Koch G36C rifles.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Government Soldier holds a Double Eagle airsoft G36C with the cheap red dot sight that it usually comes packaged with fitted to the top rail.
Several government security officers walk with Airsoft G36C rifles from a distance.
One of Canaris' (David O'Hara) guards holds a Airsoft G36C Rifle with two magazines clipped together. Note that the barrel and flash hider is longer that than a real G36C's, This shows it's a cheap Double Eagle or similar company's airsoft G36C, the flash hider is usually Safety Orange but was painted black for the film.
In a behind the scenes shot, an assistant to the director clearly holds one of the Airsoft G36C rifles from the weapons table. Again we see two 30-round magazines clipped together. Marshall and his wife, Axelle Carolyn, are to the right.


Unidentified Pump-Action Shotgun

A blonde woman, bathing in the cast-iron tub aboard the ship, uses an Unidentified Pump-Action shotgun with extended magazine tube and pistol grip. Note: Either this is a special left handed ejecting model/bottom ejecting shotgun or the entire sequence has been 'flipped' in post production.

Bathtub Blonde (Lily Anderson) reacts negatively to being interrupted from her soak in the tub and grabs and racks the action on her shotgun. Visible is the magazine tube end cap and mount that attaches the tube at the end of the barrel
Not just another excuse to show a woman in a bathtub, this shot clearly shows the forearm and where it ends at full forward position. This also show an integral muzzle device.
Bathtub Blonde (Lily Anderson) shows an almost Terminator style ability to NOT blink nor flinch during the firing of multiple shotgun blasts indoors.
Bathtub Blonde (Lily Anderson) continues to fire her shotgun. At this different angle it now seems to have changed to shorter shotgun with a different foregrip and lacks a muzzle device.

Sawn-Off IZh-27 Over & Under Shotgun

Richter (Jeremy Crutchley), the trafficker in Scottish slave labor, uses a sawn-off Russian IZh-27 Over & Under double barreled shotgun to kill his business associates (whom he thinks betrayed him) and to hold DDS Agent John Michaelson (Tom Fairfoot) hostage.

IZh-27 with ported barrels - 12 gauge
Richter (Jeremy Crutchley) aims his sawn-off O/U IZh-27 shotgun at Pinstripe (Az Abrahams).
Richter (Jeremy Crutchley) executes Pinstripe (Az Abrahams) with his sawn-off O/U IZh-27 shotgun.
Richter (Jeremy Crutchley) holds DDS Agent John Michaelson (Tom Fairfoot) hostage with his sawn-off O/U IZh-27 shotgun.

NeoStead 2000

A NeoStead 2000 shotgun fitted with a flashlight is used by Chandler (Rick Warren) and then Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) during the sweep of the abandoned hospital. The shotgun is used to blast a hole in the elevator ceiling and cut the cable. In the DVD extras, the director Neil Marshall claims that this is the only movie so far that has featured this unusual South African Pump Shotgun.

NeoStead 2000 - 12 gauge
Maj. Eden Sinclair aims the NeoStead 2000 shotgun she commandeered from Chandler (Rick Warren).
The group retreats to an elevator, as Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) aims the NeoStead shotgun.
Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) fires the NeoStead 2000. She, like other actresses in this film, doesn't blink nor flinch during firing of her weapon. The filmmakers sure trained their actresses well!
In a DVD feature, Director Neil Marshall shows off the NeoStead 2000 used in Doomsday (2008). He claims that this shotgun has not been seen in a film anywhere until now.

Cobray Street Sweeper

Miller (Chris Robson) uses a Cobray Street Sweeper during the crashed APC scene. What makes this confusing is that this scene was filmed in South Africa and one would expect the armorers to favor the better made Armsel Striker shotgun over the low-end Cobray Street Sweeper. One theory is that it is an older version of the Striker which had a key style that was eventually copied by SWD/Cobray for the Street Sweeper, but as far as the film goes, the shotgun more closely resembles what we now know to be the Street Sweeper and not the Striker, despite the fact it's in South Africa pointing towards the Striker.

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper with short barrel and top folding stock - 12 gauge. This shotgun, like the one in the film, as the same number of vent holes, same lack of front sight blade, and same flat key style knob for winding up the drum. The one in the film has it's top folding stock extended.
Miller (Chris Robson) uses a Cobray Street Sweeper with top folding stock extended after the APC crash.
Miller (Chris Robson) fires his Street Sweeper.
Miller (Chris Robson) and his Street Sweeper. It is also not a Armsel Protecta because it does not have a keyless drum.

Machine Guns

Vektor SS-77 Machine Gun

Instead of the British Army issued L7A2, the trooper on the top of the armored vehicle is using a Vektor SS-77 GPMG. This is because the sequence in question was filmed in South Africa so armorers used what was at hand.

Vektor SS-77 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
British soldier manning a Vektor SS-77 GPMG, standing in for a more appropriate L7A2. Since the first plaque in the film is heavily implied to take place in or near the year 2010 (with the rest of the film taking place 25 years later in 2035 AD, the use of the L7A2 would still be correct.
British soldier about to fire on rioters. This shot offers a good back view of the Vektor SS-77.
British soldier fires on panicking civilians with a Vektor SS-77 machine gun.
After gunning down dozens of innocent people, the British soldier is attacked by an enraged mob and beaten to death. Visible is his Vektor SS-77 machine gun.

Twin Barreled Sentry Guns

The British army in the story, abandons manning the wall about five years after the northern lands were sealed off and have been using motion sensor activated Sentry Guns to destroy anything that moves. Sgt. Norton mentions that the guns only wreak havoc on the 'local wildlife' since they haven't had a human target for twenty years, just as the guns focus on and destroy a rabbit. The guns themselves are just fabricated props and not based on any real world firearm or auto cannon.

Motion sensors move the roving Sentry guns with bright searchlights mounted beneath the barrels.
Sentry guns search the landscape. It is hard to gauge an approximate caliber due to the fact that there is nothing familiar that is close enough for scale.

Vektor MG-4

During the hospital scene, the DDS troops pass a Vektor MG-4 version of the Browning M1919A4 machine gun. It's mounted on what looks to be an anti-aircraft tripod and the debris of twenty five years of neglect.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
Vektor MG-4 Machine Gun abandoned at the hospital and useless after twenty five years of neglect. The red dot is from the laser sight on Sgt. Norton's (Adrian Lester) Vektor CR21 assault rifle.
During the battle with the crazed survivors, Sgt. Norton (Adrian Lester) picks up the dusty Vektor MG-4 Machine Gun but quickly abandons it for lack of appropriate ammunition.

General Dynamics GAU-19/A (Mock-Up)

A mock-up of a General Dynamics GAU-19/A gatling gun is mounted on the door Super Frelon chopper and seen prominently when the helicopter flies away carrying Dr. Ben Stirling (Darren Morfitt) and Cally (MyAnna Buring).

General Dynamics GAU-19/A - .50 BMG. Here pictured with Jet pilot, Helicopter pilot, and infantry soldier's helmets, and belt of .50 BMG ammo.
Dr. Ben Stirling (Darren Morfitt) and Cally (MyAnna Buring) fly off in the Super Frelon Helicopter with a mock-up GAU-19/A is seen mounted near the door.
As the Super Frelon Helicopter flies off, we can see a better angle of the GAU-19/A mock-up.

Other Weapons

Defense Technologies 1315

British soldiers fire CS gas and smoke grenades at the crowd from atop the quarantine wall. Though difficult to clearly see, they are single shot launchers with twin pistol grips, strongly resembling the Defense Technologies 37mm Gas Gun.

DefTech 1315 - 37mm
British soldiers use Deftech 1315s to fire CS Gas and smoke grenades at the Scottish mob.

Silicon Foam Grenade

Sci fi prop "Silicon Foam" grenades are used during the escape from the hospital to enable the DDS soldiers to survive an elevator drop by encasing them in foam. Miller (Chris Robson) refers to them as "Silicon Foam Grenades" during the initial meeting with Major Eden Sinclair.

Sinclair inspects the "Silicon Foam" Grenade when she is introduced to the team and their weapons for the mission.
Sinclair readies to drop the Foam Grenade, a fabricated Sci Fi Prop.
The Art Director displays the Foam Grenade on the weapons table.

Fragmentation Grenade

A fabricated Prop Sci Fi Fragmentation Grenade is used when Carpenter releases on inside the APC after his throat has been slashed by a savage starved girl.

When a crazy starved girl slits Carpenter's (Leslie Simpson) throat, his last dying act is to release a fragmentation grenade from his seat.
The throat-slitting starved girl (Alessia Ramazzotti) gets a surprise between her legs when the grenade stops rolling in front of her.

High Explosive Grenade

Bandoleers of these long silver fabricated HE grenades are seen on the armory table and also carried by Sgt. Norton throughout the film. They are most prominent during the castle escape when Norton retrieves his bandoleer from the castle armory and starts blowing things up. The grenades are fabricated Sci Fi Props.

Sgt. Norton (Adrian Lester) always carries a bandoleer of HE grenades during the mission. Here he retrieves them from the castle armory and uses them to blow apart rooms in the castle.

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