The following weapons were used in the film Firefox:
Former USAF pilot Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood) carries a Walther PP series pistol during his mission into Russia. Pyotr Baranovich (Nigel Hawthorne), one of the Firefox scientists, is seen pulling a Walther in the hangar.
A Valmet M71S rifle (standing in for a Kalashnikov variant) is first seen in the hands of VC who transport a downed Mitchell Gant in Vietnam. The rifle also can be seen in the hands of a Russian soldier checking the men's bathroom of a Moscow subway station. At the Bilyarsk Airbase, the rifles are seen fired by the soldiers to prevent the escape of the MiG-31 Firefox.
Hudson Replica AK-47
Since real AK-47s were not available when this film was made, the Japanese replica AK-47 had been commercially available since 1978 is used . The replica Japanese AK-47 was based on the Type III milled receiver AK and is identifiable by the non-laminated wood furniture and the dimensions of the gas tube. The weapon is notably carried by Russian soldiers who search for the Russian contact in the countryside.
Other VC who transport Gant are armed with the Siminov SKS carbine.
What appears to be a CAR-15 carbine is briefly seen slung on the shoulder of one of the USAF helicopter pilots that pick up Gant at his home.
GE M134 Minigun
A helicopter doorgunner is seen firing a GE M134 Minigun as Gant experiences a flashback to the Vietnam War.
As a military helicopter lands at his cabin, Mitchell Gant runs into his home and grabs a Remington 870 Folding Stock shotgun to defend himself.
The MiG-31 depicted in the film is entirely fictional and was designated "Firefox" by the author before any Russian jet was given the numeric designation. This particular jet has nothing to do with real MiG-31 "Foxhound" fighter.
In addition to its missiles, twin machine guns are part of the MiG-31 Firefox's weaponry.
- The "Moscow" scenes were filmed in Vienna with the countryside scenes in Hungary. In one subway scene, the German signs are readily visible.
MIL Mi-24 Hind
Firefox is one of the earliest American made feature films to accurately depict the Soviet attack helicopter. For wide shots, the helicopters onscreen were radio controlled miniatures. When pilots are seen in the helicopter, the cockpit of the Mi-24 Hinds is actually the same modified cockpit used in the film Blue Thunder (which wasn't released until a year later).
- The Soviet cruiser shown in one scene is in fact an American Belknap class guided missile cruiser.