Dragon Wars: D-War

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The following weapons appear in the film Dragon Wars: D-War:

Dragon Wars: D-Wars (2007)

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr) is given a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 snub nosed revolver for self protection

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special
Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr) is given a nickel plated Model 36 snub nosed revolver for self protection.
Sarah Daniels (Amanda Brooks) threatens to shoot herself with Ethan Kendrick's Smith & Wesson Model 36and thus deprive the evil dragon masters of their prize.

Glock 17

Agent Frank Pinsky (Chris Mulkey) threatens to shoot Sarah Daniels (Amanda Brooks) with his 3rd Generation Glock 17.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Agent Frank Pinsky (Chris Mulkey) threatens to shoot Sarah Daniels (Amanda Brooks) with his Glock 17.
Agent Judah Campbell (John Ales) tries to stop Frank Pinsky from shooting Sarah, aiming his Glock 17/

Unknown Revolver

What appears to be a Korean stuntman dressed as a police officer, fires his unknown revolver before being crushed by a flying car. The police car is a Daewoo, and not a standard police car used in the U.S.

Smith & Wesson Model 58

A Smith & Wesson Model 58 is used by a US Army helicopter pilot. The use of a revolver by the pilot is highly incorrect, since Army helicopter pilots adopted semi-automatic pistols for their sidearms decades ago.

Smith & Wesson Model 58 - .41 Magnum.
An Apache gunship pilot pulls his Smith & Wesson Model 58.
DW-HeloPilotRevolverA.jpg

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A combination of patrol cars and motorcycle cops fire their Beretta 92FS pistols at the attacking dragon with little effect.
Two police officers fire their Beretta 92FS pistols at the dragon.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

LAPD SWAT officers are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A2's while engaging the Dragons on the rooftop.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 9mm with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
LAPD SWAT line up to fire their MP5A2s with tactical lights attached.
LAPD SWAT running up to the railing on the rooftop to engage the dragons with their H&K MP5A2s with tactical light fore ends.
More LAPD SWAT running to reinforce the force at the wall.
An impressive lineup of tons of SWAT members ready to fight the dragon warriors ... but to no avail.

Rifles

M4A1 Carbine

In the film's opening, a SWAT team runs to the Dragon cave, mostly armed with M4A1 carbines with Aimpoint sights.

Colt M4A1 carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Early on a SWAT team runs to the Dragon cave, mostly armed with M4 carbines with Aimpoint sights.
Mechanized Infantry gets into position in front of an APC, with their M4 carbines with M68 Aimpoint sights.
In the carnage of the first failed assault on the Dragon Lair, the surviving SWAT team members fire their M4 carbines at the approaching Dragon soldiers.
What is interesting is that the M4s have the correct A2 flash hiders (the starburst doesn't go all the way around), which is rare in motion pictures. Usually all blank adapted firearms with birdcage flash hiders have the M16A1 version, to create that beautiful full starburst pattern with their full hot blanks.

M16A1

Some M16A1s with A2 handguards are used by U.S. Soldiers in firing sequences. However, during non firing sequences, they seem to have the modified MGC Replica M16s that have been upgraded with A2 handguards, A1 style flash hiders and 30 round magazines (just like the ones used by the Congressionals in the film Barb Wire).

M16A1 with A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm
A Soldier behind the one with an M4 appears to have a modified MGC M16 with A2 handguards, A1 flash hider and a poorly fitting 30 round magazine.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

Infantrymen are seen manning Browning M2HBs on the British FV432 APCs mocked up as M113 armored personnel carriers in downtown Los Angeles.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Rather inaccurately, a soldier in infantry uniform mans the Browning M2HB .50 caliber machine guns on the FV432 APC. Note the bizarre ad-hoc mounting bracket necessary to do this: the FV432's normal hatch weapon is an L7 GPMG, an FN MAG derivative, and so the standard hatch mounting bracket would be useless.
APC gunners open fire with their fifty cal machine guns. The soldier here is wearing armor and the BDU of an infantryman and not of a Combat Vehicle Crewman (CVC) (who should be manning the guns).
A front shot of the fireball from the .50 cal blanks.

M230 Chain Gun

Apache helicopter gunships fire their 30mm Hughes M230 Chain Guns, while flying over downtown Los Angeles.

Hughes M230 chain gun - 30mm.
Impressive shots of Apache gunships unleashing their nose mounted M230 Chain Gun - 30mm.
Apache helicopter gunships fire their 30mm auto cannons, Hughes M230 Chain Guns, while flying over the Los Angeles landscape.

Trivia

Armored Columns in Los Angeles

Despite what the critics say, there is an impressive (if unsuccessful) defense of Los Angeles by a slew of U.S. armored vehicles; most of these vehicles are played by more easily available British stand-ins belonging to a movie rental company called Army Trucks Inc. The tanks are Chieftain tanks visually modified to pass as M1A1 Abrams, as also seen in many other movies such as Jarhead and Cloverfield, while the M113 APCs are played by FV432 APCs. It seems only two real tanks were present, with CGI trickery used to create the remainder of the column.

Armored vehicles drive into the financial district of Los Angeles.
Impressive lineup of U.S. armored vehicles driving downtown. The two front tanks are easily identified as Army Trucks Inc's Chieftain-chassis fake Abrams, while the ones further back appear to be CG fakes; note that unlike the tanks ahead they do not have a raised lip on the glacis plate, and the shape of their hull front is more correct for an Abrams. Note also that none of the rear tanks are obscured by the exhaust smoke of the pair in front.
"M1A1" tank with their gunners roll towards their doom...

Military Helicopters

The CGI helicopters are actually quite good in the film. The battle over the skies of Los Angeles, though illogical at times, is a nice and high end CGI sequence.

A slew of Black Hawks take part in a failed attack on the headquarters of the evil forces



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