Falling Skies - Season 1

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Falling Skies - Season 1 (2011)

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the series Falling Skies:

Contents


Assault/Battle Rifles & Carbines

Norinco Type 56-1 (underfolding stock)

For the first three episodes, Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) is seen carrying a Norinco Type 56-1, the Chinese underfolding stock copy of the AKMS, with its distinctive hooded front sight. The rifle also appears to have duct tape wrapped around the end of the stock, presumably for relief when the rifle is put to the shoulder.

Norinco Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
Closeup of the Norinco as Tom loads it in "Live and Learn" (S1E01). Note the duct tape wrapped around the end of the folding stock, presumably for relief when the rifle is put to the shoulder.
Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) opens fire on a Skitter with his Norinco Type 56-1 in "Live and Learn" (S1E01).

Norinco Type 56

Several resistance fighters are seen armed with Norinco Type 56 rifles.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
In the series premiere, "Live and Learn" (S1E01), the fighter on the right carries the rifle.
In the series premiere, "Live and Learn" (S1E01), the fighter being bandaged has the rifle in his lap.
In the series premiere, "Live and Learn" (S1E01), the fighter behind Dr. Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood) carries the rifle.
In this production image, the fighter on the far right holds the rifle.

AKM

Throughout the remainder of Season 1, Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) carries an AKM as his preferred weapon.

AKM, stamped steel receiver with slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
A publicity image of Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) carrying his AKM stands along side of Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood).
Tom holds his AKM while taking fire in "Grace" (S1E04).
Tom holds the AKM in "Grace" (S1E04).
A production image of Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) aims his AKM while he takes cover behind stacked tires at the high school turned bunker, a bulwark against the alien invasion.
At the top, Tom opens fire with the AKM in the Season 1 finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10).
Another publicity image of Noah Wyle as Tom with his AKM.

SIG SG 552 Carbine

Weaver (Will Patton) carries a SIG SG 552 carbine as his preferred weapon.

SIG SG 552 - 5.56x45mm
A publicity image of Will Patton as Weaver armed with the SIG SG 552.
Weaver holds his SIG rifle on Pope in "The Armory" (S1E02). His rifle is not fitted with the scope in later episodes.
In "Grace" (S1E04), harnessed teen on the right is armed with the SIG rifle.
In "Grace" (S1E04), harnessed teens are armed with SIG rifles.
Weaver takes aim with his SIG SG 552 in "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E07).
In "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08), Weaver takes aim with SIG SG 552 as he is targeted by a "Mech".
Another publicity image of Will Patton with the SIG SG 552.

IMI Galil MAR Carbine

After having lost his M4A1 during the events of "Prisoner of War" (S1E03), Hal Mason (Drew Roy) carries a Galil MAR carbine fitted with a conventional bolt handle and top mounted rail as his preferred weapon.

IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm
A publicity image of Drew Roy as Hal holding the Galil.
Hal Mason (Drew Roy) raises his Galil MAR carbine in "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08).
Another publicity image of Hal (Drew Roy) with his Galil MAR Carbine.

M4A1 Carbine

Colt M4A1 carbine is a prominent weapon seen carried by the resistance. Several of the rifles are seen fitted with various accessories. In the first episodes, Hal Mason (Drew Roy) is seen carrying the M4A1. Among the fighters seen with the rifle are Jimmy Boland (Dylan Authors) and Mike (Martin Roach).

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
In the premiere episode "Live and Learn" (S1E01), Hal Mason (Drew Roy) carries the M4A1 as alien "skitters" pass by.
Hal holds the M4A1 in "Prisoner of War" (S1E03).
Hal opens fire with his M4A1 in "Prisoner of War" (S1E03).
Mike (Martin Roach) uses his M4A1 to threaten a captured Skitter in "Grace" (S1E04).
Lt. Henry Clayton (Henry Czerny) of the 7th Mass is armed with an M4A1 fitted with an EOTech sight, Surefire weaponlight and AN/PEQ-15 laser designator in "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E07).
In Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10), Jimmy Boland (Dylan Authors) carries his M4A1 fitted with an EOTech sight.

M16A1

An M16A1 is another weapon carried by the resistance.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The fighter on the right holds the M16A1 in "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
In this production image, the fighter on the left holds the M16A1.

M16A2

Several resistance fighters are seen armed with M16A2 rifles.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
In "Live and Learn" (S1E01), the wounded fighter lies on the stretcher while still holding his M16A2.
Several resistance fighters are seen armed with M16A2 rifles.

M16A4

One resistance fighter can be seen armed with an M16A4 rifle, identifiable by the removable carry handle/rear sights.

M16A4 - 5.56x45mm
The resistance fighter in the green coat behind Mason is armed with an M16A4 rifle
In "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08), Pope (Colin Cunningham) uses the M16A4 to show the ineffectiveness of regular ammunition against the Skitters.

Colt Model 733

Maggie (Sarah Carter) carries a Colt Model 733 as her preferred weapon.

Colt Model 733 - 5.56x45mm
Maggie (Sarah Carter) carries her Colt 733 in "Mutiny" (S1E09).
In the center, Maggie carries her rifle.
Maggie holds the rifle on the left in this production image.

Heckler & Koch HK91

A rifle of the Heckler & Koch pattern can be seen being used by one of Pope's gang in "The Armory" (S1E02). It is possible that this is the civilian version of the Heckler & Koch G3, the HK91, as noted by the lack of the grenade launching lug on the barrel. It also appears to have a flashlight attached to side of the front sight block.

HK91-A2 Rifle with Standard Stock - 7.62x51mm NATO
In the bottom center, the HK rifle fitted with a weaponlight is visible in "The Armory" (S1E02).
The HK rifle is seen in the center in "The Armory" (S1E02).
Pope's gang opens fire in "The Armory" (S1E02).
The HK rifle is seen on the right in "The Armory" (S1E02).

L1A1 SLR

The British variant of the FN FAL rifle, the L1A1 SLR is seen in the hands of of a resistance fighter inside a grocery store. What appear to be L1A1 rifles fitted with tri-rail and various other accessories are wielded by resistance fighters in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

L1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO
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What appear to be an L1A1 rifles fitted with tri-rail and various other accessories are wielded by resistance fighters in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

Springfield Armory M1A

One of Terry Clayton's men in "Sanctuary (Part 2)" carries a Springfield Armory M1A that John Pope later takes and uses in a shootout with Clayton's men.

Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester)
Pope opens fire with the M1A in "Sanctuary (Part 2)" (S1E07).

Ruger Mini-14

In "Eight Hours" (S1E10), a resistance fighter at the school is seen with a Ruger Mini-14.

Ruger Mini-14 - .223 Remington
Resistance Fighter with Ruger Mini-14 in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

Rifles

M1 Garand

An M1 Garand is another weapon carried by resistance fighters in Season 1.

M1 Garand - .30-06
An M1 Garand can be seen on the right of this promotional image with the butt rested on the ground.
The M1 Garand is seen on the right in "Live and Learn" (S1E01).

Winchester 1892

A Winchester Model 1892, or a clone of such can be seen in the hands of one of the resistance fighters, notably seen to open fire on an escaping Rich in Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10). Tom is later seen giving the rifle to Maggie.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20
A production image shows on the left the fighter with the rifle.
In Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10), the fighter with the Winchester.
In Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10), the fighter trying to fire the rifle.
Tom gives the rifle to Maggie in Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

A Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* is seen in the hands of resistance fighters.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
A fighter is seen on the right with the Enfield in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
A fighter is seen on the left with the Enfield in "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
The front end of a Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* can be seen in the middle of this production image.

M48 Yugoslavian Mauser

In "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08), Sonya (Blair Brown), a woman that Tom, Hal, and Weaver encounter in Boston, fires on the group with a M48 Yugoslavian Mauser, an interesting choice for a survivor of the attack. These rifles were produced in post-WW2 Yugoslavia, and many have been imported into the United States. The Mauser is also seen in the hands of a member of the 2nd Mass in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

M48 Yugo Mauser - 8mm Mauser
In "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08), Sonya (Blair Brown), a woman that Tom, Hal, and Weaver encounter in Boston, fires on the group with a Yugo M48 Mauser.
The partially-obscured fighter in the center background fires an M48 Mauser.

Submachine Guns

IMI Mini Uzi

Anthony (Mpho Koaho) carries a Mini Uzi as his preferred weapon.

IMI Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
Anthony (Mpho Koaho) holds a Mini Uzi in "The Armory" (S1E02).
Anthony holds the mini Uzi on Pope in "Prisoner of War" (S1E03).
On the left, Anthony (Mpho Koaho) holds a Mini Uzi in "Grace" (S1E04).

Heckler & Koch UMP9

Karen (Jessy Schram) uses a UMP9, as noted by the curved magazine, as her preferred weapon.

Heckler & Koch UMP9 - 9x19mm
Production image of Karen (Jessy Schram) holding the UMP9.
Karen (Jessy Schram) holds the UMP9 in "Prisoner of War" (S1E03).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Dai (Peter Shinkoda) uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 fitted with a RIS handguard with attached flashlight and vertical grip as his preferred weapon. The MP5A3 is is carried by some of the "harnessed" teens in "Grace" (S1E04).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with navy trigger group - 9x19mm.
Dai holds the MP5A3 in "The Armory" (S1E02).
On the right, the muzzle flash of Dai's Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen in "The Armory" (S1E02).
A Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is carried by one of the "harnessed" teens in "Grace" (S1E04).
On the left, a teen holds the MP5A3 in "Grace" (S1E04).
Two teens in the middle with MP5A3's in "Grace" (S1E04).

Handguns

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is the handgun carried by Weaver (Will Patton).

BerettaM92FS.jpg
Weaver (Will Patton) draws his Beretta during a confrontation in "Mutiny" (S1E09).
Tom holds the Beretta in Weaver in "Mutiny" (S1E09).

Beretta 92FS Inox

In "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06), Maggie gives a Beretta 92FS Inox to Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood) after an incident in the clinic.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood) holds the Beretta Inox after an incident in the clinic in "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06).
Closeup of the Beretta as Maggie shows Anne how to fire it in "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06). Note that the hammer is in half-cock.
Anne fires the Beretta in "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06). When Anne asks her what stance she should take, Maggie says she doesn't have to be the Terminator (Moon Bloodgood co-starred in Terminator Salvation.)

Colt Gold Cup Trophy M1911A1

A variant of the Colt M1911A1 is carried by Maggie (Sarah Carter). The pistol is fitted with adjustable sights and ivory grips and is first seen in "The Armory" (S1E02). She carries dual pistols in a black leather shoulder rig.

Colt Gold Trophy M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A production image of Maggie (Sarah Carter) with her Colt.
Maggie draws her Colt in "The Armory" (S1E02).
Maggie with the Colt in a production image.
Maggie holds her Colt on Hal in "The Armory" (S1E02).

Colt M1911A1 (Nickel)

Maggie (Sarah Carter) also carries a different nickel M1911A1 in her shoulder holster, along with the Gold Cup. This 1911 is fitted with a skeletonized hammer, pearl grips and a satin nickel finish.

Colt Gold Cup National Match (Mark IV, Series 80) with bright stainless steel finish and pearl grips - .45 ACP
Maggie (Sarah Carter) also carries a different nickel M1911A1 in her left shoulder holster as seen in "Eight Hours" (S1E10). Note how Maggie carries the pistol in condition 1, cocked and locked.

Colt M1911A1

In "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06), a civilian survivor uses an M1911A1 to threaten Anne (Moon Bloodgood).

Pre-War commercial Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
In "Sanctuary, Part 1" (S1E06), a civilian survivor uses an M1911A1 to threaten Anne (Moon Bloodgood).

Colt Government

A wounded member of Pope's gang is given back his Colt Government 1911 pistol in "The Armory" (S1E02).

Colt Government 1911 - .45 ACP
A wounded member of Pope's gang is given back his Colt Government pistol in "The Armory" (S1E02).

Colt Single Action Army

John Pope (Colin Cunningham) is seen carrying a Colt Single Action Army as his sidearm, notably in "The Armory" (S1E02). In "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08), he uses his SAA to test out a new armor-piercing round.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model. - .45 LC
John Pope (Colin Cunningham) holds the Colt Single Action Army during an ambush in "The Armory" (S1E02).
Pope with his SAA in "The Armory" (S1E02).
Pope uses his SAA to test out the mech bullet in "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08).

Glock 19

In "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E06), Jimmy is seen pulling a Glock 19 during a confrontation with a Skitter in the school.

Second Generation Glock 19 - 9x19mm
In "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E06), Jimmy is seen pulling a Glock 19 during a confrontation with a Skitter in the school.

Magnum Research Inc. Desert Eagle Mark XIX

Dai (Peter Shinkoda) uses a Magnum Research Inc. Desert Eagle Mark XIX as his secondary weapon.

Magnum Research Inc. Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE
On the right, Dai (Peter Shinkoda) pulls his Desert Eagle in "Grace" (S1E04).
Dai holds his Desert Eagle as he is hit in "Grace" (S1E04).

Para-Ordnance Nite-Tac

A stainless steel Para-Ordnance Nite-Tac (LDA family) is carried by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), as noted by the double-stack magwell, DA trigger, and rail.

Para-Ordnance Nite-Tac stainless steel - .45 ACP
A stainless steel Para-Ordnance Nite-Tac (LDA family) is pulled by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) in "Grace" (S1E04).
Tom gives up his pistol in "What Hides Beneath" (S1E08).

Colt New Service

A Colt New Service is carried by one of Pope's gang in "The Armory" (S1E02). This also appears to be the sidearm of Hal Mason.

Colt New Service - .45 LC
The revolver appears to be the sidearm of Hal Mason as seen in "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
The revolver is held by one of Pope's gang in "The Armory" (S1E02).
The revolver is held on the right in "The Armory" (S1E02).
On the left, the S&W 10 is seen as Pope holds his SAA in "The Armory" (S1E02).

SIG-Sauer P226

Lt. Henry Clayton (Henry Czerny) of the 7th Mass is briefly seen pulling what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 in "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E07).

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Lt. Henry Clayton (Henry Czerny) of the 7th Mass is briefly seen pulling what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 in "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E07).

Taurus PT92

A Taurus PT92AFS with black polymer grips is seen carried by Anthony (Mpho Koaho) in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01). This is an older model because of the thin slide serrations and the lack of an accessory rail. This cannot be confused with a similar Beretta 92FS Inox because there is no slide mounted safety.

Taurus PT92AFS with stainless stee; finish and black polymer grips - 9x19mm
A Taurus PT92 is seen carried by Anthony (Mpho Koaho) in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01). The grips are black polymer and the hammer appears to be blued.

Shotguns

Sawed Off Double Barreled Shotgun

A Sawed Off Double Barreled Shotgun is carried in a backpack by Dai (Peter Shinkoda) as his weapon of last resort. He is seen giving it to Tom Mason (Noah Wyle).

This is the screen used Zabala short barreled shotgun used by Denzel Washington in the film Man on Fire, very similar to Tony's lupara on The Sopranos.
In "Live and Learn" (S1E01), Dai holds his shotgun on a mortally wounded "Skitter".
Tom uses the shotgun to disable a Skitter in "Prisoner of War" (S1E03).

Winchester Model 1200 Defender

At the beginning of the premiere episode "Live and Learn" (S1E01), a Winchester Model 1200 Defender shotgun is seen used by a resistance fighter at a human checkpoint.

Winchester Model 1200 Defender - 12 gauge
At the beginning of "Live and Learn" (S1E01), a Winchester Model 1200 Defender shotgun is seen used by a resistance fighter at a human checkpoint.

Mossberg 590a1 Special Purpose

In "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E06), a Mossberg 590 is used by Weaver to dispatch a skitter on route to kill Jimmy. The 8-shot is parkerized with ghost-ring sites and a speedfeed stock.

Mossberg 590 with 8-shot magazine tube, ghost ring sights and speedfeed stock - 12 gauge
In "Sanctuary, Part 2" (S1E06), a Mossberg 590 is used by Weaver to dispatch a skitter on route to kill Jimmy.
The 8-shot is parkerized with ghost-ring sites and a speedfeed stock.

Winchester 1200 Ranger

Another resistance fighter is armed with what appears to be a Winchester Model 1200 shotgun in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

Winchester Model 1200 with 30" ribbed field barrel - 12 gauge
Another resistance fighter is armed with what appears to be a Winchester Model 1200 shotgun in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is the main heavy weapon used by the 2nd Massachusetts in Season 1. The machine gun is mounted in a Pontiac GTO.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Click (Brent Jones) mans the Browning M2 in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
The Browning M2 is manned by one of Pope's gang in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
Captain Weaver mans the M2HB in "Mutiny" (S1E09).
A vehicle-mounted M2HB as seen on the Pontiac GTO in "Mutiny" (S1E09).

FN M240B

The M240B is another weapon used by the 2nd Massachusetts. It's first seen being carried by Anthony (Mpho Koaho) in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01). Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) can be seen firing an M240B when his squad ambushes Pope's bandits in "The Armory" (S1E02). The Falling Skies website mistakenly refers to this machine gun as a .50 Caliber weapon, when, in fact, it uses the 7.62x51mm NATO round.

FN M240B - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M240B is first seen being carried by Anthony (Mpho Koaho) in the series premiere "Live and Learn" (S1E01).
Tom fires the M240B in "The Armory" (S1E02).
On the left, Tom opens fire with the M240B in "The Armory" (S1E02).

PKM

A PKM machine gun is seen being fired by Hal Mason (Drew Roy) when the squad ambushes Pope's gang at the end of "The Armory" (S1E02).

PKM with latest version of the flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
The PKM machine gun is seen being fired by Hal Mason (Drew Roy) when the squad ambushes Pope's gang at the end of "The Armory" (S1E02).
Hal with the PKM in "The Armory" (S1E02).

RPK

An RPK machine gun is seen being fired by Anthony (Mpho Koaho) when the squad ambushes Pope's gang at the end of "The Armory" (S1E02).

RPK - 7.62x39mm
In the upper left, the RPK can be seen in "The Armory" (S1E02).

Grenade & Rocket Launchers

M203 Grenade Launcher

M203 grenade launchers can be seen mounted under M4A1 carbines.

Colt M4A1 carbine fitted with M203 grenade launcher - 40mm
On the bottom left, one of Pope's men carries the M4A1 fitted with the M203 in "The Armory" (S1E02).

RPG-7

In Season 1's finale "Eight Hours" (S1E10), Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) can be seen firing an RPG-7 fitted with a special warhead manufactured from the aliens' "Mech" metal. The Falling Skies website erroneously refers to it as a "Bazooka" (which is a completely different weapon system).

RPG-7 - 40mm
The "Mech" Metal warhead is seen fitted in the RPG in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).
Tom Mason with the RPG-7 in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).
"Come on! Let's let them know we were here!" Tom prepares to use the launcher in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).
Tom takes aim with the RPG in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).
Tom and Captain Weaver after firing the RPG-7 in "Eight Hours" (S1E10).


See Also

Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5



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