Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (ガメラ 大怪獣空中決戦 Gamera: Daikaijū Kūchū Kessen) is the 9th entry in the Daiei produced Gamera film series and the first in Heisei period trilogy, followed by Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996) and Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris (1999). Unlike Shōwa period films, that were more children-oriented, the Heisei period trilogy has a dark and heroic tone. In the first film Gamera, a colossal fire-spitting and jet-flying turtle, fights against numerous giant bat-like predators known as Gyaos. The film is directed by Shusuke Kaneko, who would also direct Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.
The following weapons were used in the film Gamera: Guardian of the Universe:
Howa Type 64 Rifle
JGSDF personnel are armed with Howa Type 64 rifles. The rifles appear to be replicas.
Bolt-Action Air Rifles
During the attempt to capture several Gyaos alive, JGSDF snipers use bolt action air rifles as tranquillizer guns.
Machine Guns and Automatic Cannons
Browning M2HB Machine Gun
Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are mounted on Type 74 tanks.
20-mm M61 Vulcan six-barrel guns are mounted on JASDF F-4EJ and F-15J fighter planes.
General Dynamics / Raytheon Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems with 20-mm M61 Vulcan six-barrel guns are mounted on JMSDF destroyers and Japan Coast Guard patrol boats.
25-mm Oerlikon KBA Automatic Cannon
25-mm Oerlikon Contraves KBA cannons are mounted on Type 87 reconnaissance vehicle.
Type 74 Battle Tank
Type 74 tanks are widely used in battle against kaiju.
Type 81 Surface-to-air Missile
Type 81 Tan-SAM are used against flying Gamera and Super Gyaos.